[Dixielandjazz] NOT 'Knockin' A Jug'
tubaman at batnet.com
Sat Jul 24 14:49:24 PDT 2004
I play a lot of jug band songs on my radio show - even did a 4 hour
special on the whole JB history a while back.
There was a Jug Band at Sacramento a few years ago, from Kentucky, I
think. Maybe the Juggernaut JB? They put on a pretty good show - maybe
a bit too slick for some people's tastes...
The Jim Queskin Jug Band still gets together every once in a while for
shows in California - their style is not quite "Trad Jug" but they do a
lot of songs from the early days. There does not seem to be a web site
for them. Another jug band that gets together a lot is the Christmas
Jug Band http://www.globerecords.com/cjb/index.shtml
A web search for "Jug Band" turns up a lot more info on current bands
around the world.
Somewhat under the radar is the "Atonal Optimist Jug Band" of Palo Alto
- I play jug and tuba with this group...
On Jul 24, 2004, at 2:10 PM, Robert Smith wrote:
> I was wondering if there are still any jug bands in OKOM. There are a
> staggering number of bands in the world playing OKOM that I'm
> surprised that I never seem to hear any jug bands.
> When I thik of the wonderful music played by the likes of the Memphis
> Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, the Dixieland Jug Blowers, the
> Birmingham Jug Band, Clifford's Jug Stompers, and a whole host of
> others, it surprises me that this is one of the branches that seems to
> have withered and died.
> All this talk of bass/tuba solos and yet there are some fine jug solos
> - most of them short breaks, and some really solid bass lines backing
> the bands.
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