Memphis Jug Band
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1927
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Memphis Jug Band

Memphis Jug Band Biography (Wikipedia)

The Memphis Jug Band was an American musical group active from the mid-1920s to the late 1950s. The band featured harmonica, kazoo, fiddle and mandolin or banjolin, backed by guitar, piano, washboard, washtub bass and jug. They played slow blues, pop songs, humorous songs and upbeat dance numbers with jazz and string band flavors. The band made the first commercial recordings in Memphis, Tennessee, and recorded more sides than any other prewar jug band.

Beginning in 1926, African-American musicians in the Memphis area grouped around the singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player Will Shade (also known as Son Brimmer or Sun Brimmer). The personnel of the band varied from day to day, with Shade booking gigs and arranging recording sessions. The band was as a training ground for musicians who would go on to make careers of their own.

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Stealin', Stealin'
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Stealin', Stealin'
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He's In The Jailhouse Now
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He's In The Jailhouse Now
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K.C. Moan
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K.C. Moan
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Whitewash Station Blues
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Whitewash Station Blues
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Cocaine Habit Blues
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Cocaine Habit Blues
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Stealin', Stealin'
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Stealin', Stealin'
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Memphis Jug Blues
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Memphis Jug Blues
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Kansas City Blues
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Kansas City Blues
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Take Your Fingers Off It (Sugar Pudding)
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Take Your Fingers Off It (Sugar Pudding)
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Let Me Go Lover
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Let Me Go Lover
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Sun Brimmer's Blues
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Sun Brimmer's Blues
Will Shade, g, v; Charlie Burse, g; Charlie Pierce, vn; Robert Burse, d. Jab Jones, jug. 8 November 1934 & Memphis Jug Band
Rukus Juice and Chittlin’
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Rukus Juice and Chittlin’

Rukus Juice and Chittlin’

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Will Shade, g, v; Charlie Burse, g; Charlie Pierce, vn; Robert Burse, d. Jab Jones, jug. 8 November 1934 & Memphis Jug Band
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Jim Strainer Blues
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Jim Strainer Blues
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On the road again
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On the road again
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It Won't Act Right
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It Won't Act Right
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Street Music
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Street Music
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Lindberg Hop
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Lindberg Hop
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Tear It Down
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Tear It Down
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Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
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Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
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K.C Moon
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K.C Moon
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