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4820Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Whistler and His Jug Band

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  • David Richoux
    Oct 7, 2007
      CDBaby.com has quite a few new jug band recordings:

      There are regional festivals all over the US (also a few in the UK)
      and it seems like there hundreds of jug bands currently performing.
      The files and links pages on the jugband Yahoo group mention many of
      them. I don't have any favorites yet, there is a lot of variety and
      skills. Mike Seeger (fiddle and just about every other traditional
      jug band instrument ) is probably the most accomplished musician in
      the field.

      Jim Kweskin is performing a bit , he has formed other groups - search
      on [ jim kweskin ] and also there is a new documentary film out
      called "Chasin Gus's Ghost" about him and his group - and many other
      jug bands from the 1960s onward:

      Jim's close associate Fritz Richmond (jug, gut-bucket, etc.) recently
      passed away (2005) and without him I don't think a revival of JKJB
      would be possible.

      Dave Richoux

      On Oct 7, 2007, at 6:17 AM, jimmiejazz37 wrote:

      > Could you supply a website where one might purchase CDs of
      > contemporary jug bands? Who are some of the best practitioners of
      > this amazing art today? Is Jim Kweskin still around?
      > Thanks.
      > Jim
      > ===================================================================
      > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, David Richoux <tubaman@...> wrote:
      >> FYI - there is a very active Jug Band discussion group on Yahoo -
      > for
      >> both historical aspects and current practitioners of the jug,
      > kazoo,
      >> gut-bucket and the like:
      >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jugband/
      >> and thanks for the link - great stuff!
      >> Dave Richoux
      >> On Oct 6, 2007, at 10:02 PM, Mordechai Litzman wrote:
      >>> Came across a 1930 video of the above band - guaranteed to bring
      >>> smiles. Also available is a second recording of the same song
      > dated
      >>> 5/30/30, as well as raw footage of rehearsals in two parts
      > adding
      >>> up to appr. 12 minutes. (All the above seem to come from the
      > same
      >>> occasion.)
      >>> The RHJA lists a recording dated 6/15/31 with the same name,but
      > it
      >>> is not available, and I would not know if it is the same
      > recording.
      >>> http://youtube.com/watch?v=8iXzIvN4JI4
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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