Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band: Acoustic Swing & Jug


Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band: Acoustic Swing & Jug by Vanguard at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Maria Muldaur joined this great, free-spirited Boston band-which included her then-husband, Geoff Muldaur-during the folk boom of the '60s. This album ranges from Bill Monroe-influenced bluegrass to Chicago-style blues, including Somebody Stole My Gal; I'm a Woman; Blues in the Bottle; Rag Mama; Chevrolet; Ukelele Lady; Downtown Blues , and 13 more. When God is your harmonica player, you can hardly go wrong. Not that Mel Lyman was that talented of a harp blower--he simply woke up one day and dec


Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band: Acoustic Swing & Jug by Vanguard
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Maria Muldaur joined this great, free-spirited Boston band-which included her then-husband, Geoff Muldaur-during the folk boom of the '60s. This album ranges from Bill Monroe-influenced bluegrass to Chicago-style blues, including Somebody Stole My Gal; I'm a Woman; Blues in the Bottle; Rag Mama; Chevrolet; Ukelele Lady; Downtown Blues , and 13 more. When God is your harmonica player, you can hardly go wrong. Not that Mel Lyman was that talented of a harp blower--he simply woke up one day and declared his omnipotence, drawing Kweskin in as a disciple, but effectively dismantling one of the 1960s' most eclectic and memorable bands. The Kweskin band looked back to Cannon's Jug Stompers and old-time string bands for inspiration, infusing these classic styles with a slurred, if not drunken, pre-hippie sensibility. With talents such as Bill Keith and the Muldaurs (Geoff and Maria) on board, Kweskin pulled it off magically, able to match high-level picking and singing with a loose delivery and an overriding sense of revelry. The formula, as informal as it was, had room for jug classics, early jazz and ragtime, John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller, Uncle Dave Macon, Kahn and Whiting, Leiber and Stoller, even Chuck Berry. This 20-song collection offers a wonderful snapshot of the Kweskin band's aesthetic, one in which all parts are in service to the master--no, not Mel Lyman, but musical whoopee. --Marc Greilsamer

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Manufacturer:
Vanguard
Category:
Old-Time Country
Release Date:
1998-08-12
UPC:
015707952125
Genre:
Pop
Artist:
Jim Kweskin
Publisher:
Vanguard
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Publication Date:
1998-09-15
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.22 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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