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Clifford Hayes & the Louisville Jug Bands, Vol. 1 (1924-1926) by Clifford Hayes

Label: Document Records / RST Records.
Release Date: August 23, 1994.
Releases: 1994, 2000, 2005.
Recording Time: 72 minutes.
Recording Date: September 16, 1924 - December 10, 1926Submit Corrections.

Compilation Studio Recording.

Styles: Early Jazz, Jazz Blues, Jug Band, Pre-War Country Blues.

Featured Artists: Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band, Dixieland Jug Blowers, Whistler`s Jug Band, Clifford Hayes, Old Southern Jug Band, Sara Martin.

The first of four volumes from the Austrian RST label that reissue the complete output from several historic jug bands from Louisville features violinist Clifford Hayes in several contexts. In 1924 he led the first jug band on record, backing blues singer Sara Martin on some exuberant performances that overcame the primitive recording quality. In addition this CD has Hayes leading The Old Southern Jug Band, Clifford's Louisville Jug Band and The Dixieland Jug Blowers; all of the groups greatly benefit from the exciting playing of Earl McDonald on jug. The CD is rounded out by four selections from Whistler's Jug Band. Historic and generally enjoyable music, it's recommended to 1920s collectors.
by Scott Yanow

Credits: Willie Black - banjo; Theo Boone - cornet; The Dixieland Jug Blowers - performer, primary artist; Clifford Hayes - primary artist, violin; Curtis Hayes - banjo; Kurt Hriczucsah - cover art; Lockwood Lewis - sax (alto), vocals; Sara Martin - vocals; Earl McDonald - jug, vocals; Old Southern Jug Band - primary artist; Johnny Parth - compilation producer, producer; Maceo Pinkard - composer; Cal Smith - banjo; Buford Threlkeld - guitar, nose whistle, vocals; Gerhard Wessely - remastering; Whistler & His Jug Band - performer, primary artist.

Tracks: 1) Blue devil blues - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 2) Jug band blues (72825) - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 3) Jug band blues (72831) - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 4) Don`t you quit me daddy - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 5) I got the crying blues - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 6) I ain`t got no man - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 7) Blues, please go away - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 8) Come back daddy and ease my aching heart - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 9) I`m gonna be a lovin` old soul - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 10) Papa, papa blues - Sara Martin And Her Jug Band; 11) Chicago flip - Whistler And His Jug Band; 12) Jerry o`mine - Whistler And His Jug Band; 13) Jail house blues - Whistler And His Jug Band; 14) I`m a jazz baby - Whistler And His Jug Band; 15) Hatchet head blues - Old Southern Jug Band; 16) Blues, just blues, that`s all - Old Southern Jug Band; 17) Louisville bluezees - Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band; 18) Wakin` up blues - Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band; 19) I don`t want you blues - Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band; 20) Get it fixed blues - Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band; 21) Mammy o`mine blues - Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band; 22) Struttin` the blues - Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band; 23) Dancing blues - Clifford`s Louisville Jug Band; 24) Boodle-am-shake (take 1) - Dixieland Jug Blowers.