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Memphis Jug Band Vol. 2 (1928-1929)

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She Stays Out All Night Long (Take 2)
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Lindberg Hop (Overseas Stomp) (Take 1)
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Sugar Pudding
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A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake
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On The Road Again
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Whitewash Station Blues
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Stealin' Stealin'
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Jug Band Waltz
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Mississippi River Waltz
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I Can't Stand It
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What's The Matter
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Dirty Butler
Artist: Memphis Jug Band with Minnie Wallace
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The Old Folks Started It (Take 1)
Artist: Memphis Jug Band with Minnie Wallace
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Feed Your Friend With A Long Handled Spoon
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I Can Beat You Plenty
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Taking Your Place
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Tired Of You Driving Me
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Memphis Yo Yo Blues
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K.C. Moan
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I Whipped My Woman With A Single Tree
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Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 56:25

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Gus Cannon and the Rise of Jug Band Music

By John Morthland, Contributor

Jug band music originated in Louisville, Kentucky, around 1905, but reached its fullest flowering in Memphis in the 1920s. Though there were others, two groups in particular dominated Beale Street: the Memphis Jug Band, led by Will Shade, and Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers. The former came first and was more popular at the time, but it's the Cannon/Stompers legacy that has best endured. In 1963 the Rooftop Singers, a Greenwich Village folk trio featuring Erik… more »

They Say All Music Guide

The Memphis Jug Band was quite popular from 1927-1930, particularly if one judges the group by its many recordings (which fill up three CDs in this series). The second volume has slightly better material than the other two CDs, but all are easily recommended. During 1928 and 1929, the Memphis Jug Band featured its leader Will Shade on guitar, harmonica, and vocals, and guitarist Charlie Burse (guitarist Will Weldon and banjo-mandolist Vol Stevens from the first group departed by 1929). The band also included the highly expressive kazoo playing of Ben Ramey and Jab Jones’ enthusiastic jug playing (an improvement on his predecessor Charlie Polk). Additionally, there are two selections included in which the band accompanies singer Minnie Wallace and there are a few guest musicians and singers on various tracks. Among the many high points of the spirited program are “She Stays Out All Night Long,” “Lindberg Hop,” “Stealin’ Stealin’,” “Jug Band Waltz,” “The Old Folks Started It,” and “Memphis Yo Yo Blues.” An important if often overlooked genre of vintage American music. – Scott Yanow

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