[Dixielandjazz] Another place to find "young" OKOM musicians

Harry Callaghan meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 17:55:28 PDT 2010

I was surprised to learn only within the past year that Lonnie Donegan had
played banjo
with Chris Barber's band before he went "skiffling" down the "Rock Island
Line'.  I believe
he then switched to guitar

Anybody ever hear his rendition of "Frankie and Johnny"?

Of course, I expect this to have been common knowledge for years among

And, for my money (which I don't have a lot of lately) one of the best blues
singers we have
around today came out of Jim Kweskin's Jug Band. I am speaking of Maria
Muldaur.  While
most people probably regard her as a one-hit wonder with her "Midnight at
the Oasis", the lady
can sing some fine blues when she sets her mind to it.

She also recently recorded an album that was a tribute to Peggy Lee

That's all for me for this Monday, June 21, 2010.  A Monday like many other
Mondays, except


On 6/21/10, Graham Martin <grahmartin at bigpond.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> I was just thinking that your jug bands are what I would call a skiffle
> group - from my youth, shades of Ken Colyer and Lonnie Donegan. A certain
> very famous pop group from the 60s came out of a skiffle group called The
> Quarrymen. No prizes for guessing who. But it does show that skiffle groups
> or jug bands, whatever you want to call them, can be a good breeding ground
> for any kind of music.
> I might be missing something but where are the jugs? I thought that was an
> essential part of a jug band.
> Best,
> Grah
> Graham Martin
> Queensland, AUSTRALIA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David M Richoux [mailto:tubaman at tubatoast.com]
> Sent: Monday, 21 June 2010 12:28 PM
> To: DJML Jazz
> Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Another place to find "young" OKOM musicians
> Hi all,
> Been traveling so I have not kept up on some threads, but I am on a
> Jug Band list  ( jugband at yahoogroups.com ) and there are a lot of
> young musicians playing that style of OKOM these days -
> just saw some videos here: http://www.youtube.com/howlongjugband
> and there have been a lot of other new groups forming all over North
> America and the rest of the world.  While there is some strange
> controversy among jug band musicians about what is "Jazz" and what is
> "Jugband" I certainly can see a lot of cross-over potential.
> So maybe some OKOM societies could hire a local jug band as an opening
> act for their monthly sessions or something - the young  followers of
> the jug might also want to hear a more traditional jazz band - who
> knows!
> By the way, for those on the East Coast - the California Repercussions
> (only somewhat of an OKOM band, but we do play Sacramento Festival)
> will be in New York City on the 30th of June and Washington DC on the
> 4th of July - if you are around, look for us...
> Dave Richoux
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