Hot Jazz, Washboards, Jugs & Pre-War Victrola Buck N' Wings!
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Alabama Jug Band (1934)
1.Ida, Sweet As Cider 2.My Gal Sal 3.Gulf Coast Blues 4.I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 5.Jazz It Blues 6.Somebody Stole My Gal 7.Crazy Blues 8.Sugar Blues
Clarence Williams recorded under many a variation of titles, The Alabama Jug Band being about the finest. It's curious to hear what must be one of the few usages of the old jug in a hot jazz set-up (The Five Harmaniacs being the only other one that springs to mind! Any more? I'd be keen to know!). A meagre 8 tracks, that's your lot it seems! Some fine wrangling can be heard from Roy Smeck on the guitar throughout!!