The Memphis Jug Band was an American musical group in the late 1920s and early to mid 1930s. The band featured harmonicas, violins, mandolins, banjos, and guitars, backed by washboards, kazoo, and jugs blown to supply the bass; they played in a variety of musical styles. The band recorded almost a hundred titles. Between 1927 and 1934 various African-American musicians in the Memphis, Tennessee area grouped around singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player Will Shade (also known as Son Brimmer or Sun Brimmer). The personnel of this jug band varied from day to day, with Shade booking gigs and arranging recording sessions. The band functioned as a training ground for musicians who would go on to success with careers of their own. (Wikepedia)
1. Lindberg Hop 2. On the Road Again 3. Stealin’Stealin’ 4. Insane Crazy Blues 5. K.C. Moan 6. Cocaine Habit Blues 7. Newport News Blues, tk.1 8. Whitewash Station Blues 9. The Old Folks Started It 10. Everybody’s Talking About Sadie Green 11. Memphis Jug Blues, tk.1 12. Gator Wobble 13. Little Green Slippers 14. Taking Your Place 15. Sometimes I Think I Love You 16. Memphis Boy Blues 17. Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues 18. What’s the Matter? 19. Oh Ambulance Man 20. Beale Street Mess Around 21. She Stays Out All Night Long 22. You May Leave But This Will Bring You Back 23. Fourth Street Mess Around
I was having such a fun time listening to this great cd that i thought i had to share. I'd like to hear some early Louisiana Jug/Blues bands from the 20's-30's, if there were any. This is timeless music and i'm glad these recordings sound so good. Check 'em out!
I originally started this blog with the intent to create an archive of New Orleans/Louisiana based bands demo's, EP's, full lengths and live recordings. My primary focus was to feature a little bit of everything going on in this great city. There are many bands past and present that have never gotten the recognition that they (in my opinion) truly deserved.
So I figured why not start converting all these demo tapes and etc. and share them with the world? But as I kicked the idea around on a few message boards and with friends, I decided to not just limit the page to Louisiana.
So here you will find artists from all across the globe, some may be well known, others may not. Here at Nola 504 and More, the Krewe and myself all have very unique musical tastes, which I think helps our page really stand out.
Yes, we may feature a lot of metal, but we also have punk, country, jazz, rockabilly, etc. Musical "gumbo" so to speak; meaning a little bit of everything. So, if you are/were in a band from Louisiana, or anywhere else in the world, and care to share it with the rest of the world, drop one of us an email. We'd love to check it out!