Memphis Jug Band – Memphis Jug Band (Vinyl 2-LP Set)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2007

Label:  Yazoo Records


Track List

Side A

A1. I’ll See You In The Spring, When The Birds Begin To Sing
A2. Memphis Jug Blues
A3. Cave Man Blues
A4. Gator Wabble
A5. Beale Street Mess Around
A6. Memphis Yo Yo Blues
A7. Stealin’ Stealin’

Side B

B1. Lindberg Hop
B2. Fourth Street Mess Around
B3. Memphis Boy Blues
B4. Taking Your Place
B5. On The Road Again
B6. Tired Of Your Driving Me
B7. Cocaine Habit Blues

Side C

C1. Oh Ambulance Man
C2. K. C. Moan
C3. You May Leave But This Will Bring You Back
C4. The Old Folks Started It
C5. Newport News Blues- Take 1
C6. Everybody’s Talking About Sadie Green
C7. Little Green Slippers

Side D

D1. Spider’s Nest Blues
D2. Sometimes I Think I Love You
D3. She Stays Out All Night Long
D4. Insane Crazy Blues
D5. Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
D6. What’s The Matter
D7. Whitewash Station Blues



In 1925, fledgling Memphis bluesman Will Shade was blown away by Clifford Hayes’s Dixieland Jug Blowers, a popular Louisville band that used an empty jug for its vigorous bass rhythms. Shade met an empty-whiskey-bottle virtuoso named Lionhouse and bought him a jug, then enlisted regular partners Tee Wee Blackman and Ben Ramey to form the legendary Memphis Jug Band, the greatest of its kind. This superb collection spans the rollicking party band’s prime years with its ever-changing personnel, which included such masters as Furry Lewis, Will Weldon, Charlie Burse, Jab Jones, and Vol Stevens. Of the group’s superior songwriting repertoire–covering blues, string-band music, and dance tunes to please its multiracial audiences–truly outstanding are “The Old Folks Started It,” sung from the depths by Minnie Wallace, and “Stealin’ Stealin’,” which was covered by Memphis Jug Band devotee Jerry Garcia on his Shady Grove CD with David Grisman. –Alan Greenberg

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