Memphis Jug Band with Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers

Memphis Jug Band with Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers

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Memphis Jug Band with Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers is a wonderful four-disc set which amounts to a street corner jug band party in a box, containing nearly every side recorded in the '20s and '30s by America's two best-ever jug bands, Will Shade's Memphis Jug Band and Gus Cannon & His Jug Stompers, including one-off sides by Memphis Jug Band members Shade, Hattie Hart, Minnie Wallace, Will Weldon and Vol Stevens. It's a whole lot of fun, and actually more varied than one might think. Among the highlights are the iconic "Sun Brimmer's Blues," the kazoo-led "Mississippi River Waltz," the hardly subtle "She Stabbed Me with an Ice-Pick," and the accomplished and haunting "Fourth Street Mess" by the Memphis Jug Band, and three classic sides from the Jug Stompers, "Minglewood Blues," the bubbly "Feather Bed," and "Viola Lee Blues." More kazoos, jugs and banjos than you can shake a stick at, with great vocals and solid songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2005
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065774523
catalogNumber: 7745
Rank: 84909


Disc 1

  1. Sun Brimmer's Blues
  2. Stingy Woman Blues
  3. Memphis Jug Blues
  4. Newport News Blues
  5. Sometimes I Think I Love You
  6. Sunshine Blues
  7. Memphis Boy Blues
  8. I'm Looking for the Bully of the Town
  9. I Packed My Suitcase, Started to the Train
  10. State of Tennessee Blues
  11. Bob Lee Junior Blues
  12. Kansas City Blues
  13. Beale Street Mess Around
  14. I'll See You in the Spring, When the Birds Begin to Sing
  15. Turpentine Blues
  16. Hitch Me to Your Buggy and Drive Me Like a Mule
  17. Vol Stevens Blues
  18. Baby Got the Rickets (Mama's Got the Mobile Blues)
  19. Snitchin' Gambler Blues
  20. Evergreen Money Blues
  21. Coal Oil Blues
  22. Papa Long Blues
  23. Peaches in the Springtime
  24. She Stays Out All Night Long

Disc 2

  1. Lindberg Hop
  2. Sugar Pudding
  3. A Black Woman Is Like a Black Snake
  4. On the Road Again
  5. Whitehouse Station Blues
  6. Stealin', Stealin'
  7. Jug Band Waltz
  8. Mississippi River Waltz
  9. Better Leave That Stuff Alone
  10. She Stabbed Me With an Ice-Pick
  11. I Can't Stand It
  12. What's the Matter?
  13. Dirty Butter
  14. The Old Folks Started It
  15. Won't You Be Kind to Me?
  16. You Wouldn't, Would You Papa?
  17. Feed Your Friend With a Long Handled Spoon
  18. I Can Beat You Plenty
  19. Taking Your Place
  20. Tired of You Driving Me
  21. Memphis Yo Yo Blues
  22. K.C. Moan
  23. I Whipped My Woman With a Single Tree

Disc 3

  1. Everybody's Talking About Sadie Green
  2. Oh Ambulance Man
  3. Cocaine Habit Blues
  4. Jim Strainer Blues
  5. Cave Man Blues
  6. Fourth Street Mess
  7. It Won't Act Right
  8. Bumble Bee Blues
  9. Meningitis Blues
  10. Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
  11. Stonewall Blues
  12. Spider's Nest Blues
  13. Papa's Got Your Bath Water On
  14. Going Back to Memphis
  15. He's in the Jailhouse Now
  16. Got a Letter from My Darlin'
  17. Round and Round
  18. You May Leave, But This Will Bring You Back
  19. Move That Thing
  20. You Got Me Rollin'
  21. Son Brimmer's Blues
  22. Stingy Woman Blues
  23. Newport News Blues
  24. Snitchin' Gambler Blues
  25. Lindberg Hop

Disc 4

  1. Minglewood Blues
  2. Big Railrood Blues
  3. Madison Street Rag
  4. Springdale Blues
  5. Ripley Blues
  6. Pig Ankle Strut
  7. Noah's Blues
  8. Hollywood Rag
  9. Heart Breakin' Blues
  10. Feather Bed
  11. Cairo Rag
  12. Bugle Call Rag
  13. Viola Lee Blues
  14. Riley's Wagon
  15. Last Chance Blues
  16. Tired Chicken Blues
  17. Going to Germany
  18. Walk Right In
  19. Mule Get Up in the Alley
  20. The Rooster's Crowing Blues
  21. Jonestown Blues
  22. Pretty Mama Blues
  23. Bring It With You When You Come
  24. Wolf River Blues
  25. Money Never Runs Out
  26. Prison Wall Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Memphis Jug Band   Primary Artist
Memphis Minnie   Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Hodges   Piano
Gus Cannon   Banjo,Vocals,Jug
Elijah Avery   Banjo,Guitar,Kazoo
Tewee Blackman   Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Burse   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Hattie Hart   Vocals
Jab Jones   Piano,Vocals,Jug
Hambone Lewis   Jug
Noah Lewis   Harmonica,Vocals
Charlie "Bozo" Nickerson   Piano,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ben Ramey   Kazoo,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Milton Robie   Violin
Will Shade   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Vol Stevens   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ashley Thompson   Guitar,Vocals
Will Weldon   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Shouts
Hosea Woods   Banjo,Kazoo,Vocals
Charlie Polk   Vocals,Jug
Minnie Wallace   Vocals
Jennie Mae Clayton   Vocals
Charley Ramey   Vocal Harmony
Shakey Walter   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Memphis Minnie   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Casey Bill Weldon   Composer
Tewee Blackman   Composer
Hattie Hart   Composer
Charlie "Bozo" Nickerson   Composer
Johnny Parth   Composer
Ben Ramey   Composer
Will Shade   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes
Vol Stevens   Composer
Keith Briggs   Liner Notes
Charles Pope   Composer
Minnie McCoy   Composer
Minnie Wallace   Composer
Jennie Mae Clayton   Composer
Jenny Pope   Composer

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