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April 8, 2008

Clifford Hayes & The Dixieland Jug Blowers

The Dixieland Jug Blowers were the finest of the city jug bands.
~Sam Charters

More of the Same, only different.

Biography by Craig Harris:
The Louisville, Kentucky-based Dixieland Jug Blowers were one of the first jug bands to record. Led by violinist Clifford Hayes and jug player Earl McDonald, the Chicago-based group, which featured clarinetist Johnny Dodds, left a legacy of twenty-three tracks, including "Boodle Am Shake", "Memphis Shake" and "Skit, Skat, Doodle-Do", recorded between December 1926 and June 1927. Recording as the Louisville Jug Band, they cut such tunes as "She's In The Graveyard Now".

South Carolina-born McDonald moved to Louisville, at the age of two, in 1885. He formed the Louisville Jug Band while still in high school. The product of a musical family, Glasgow, Kentucky-born Hayes moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana in his teens. He joined McDonald's band in 1913.

Although McDonald and Hayes formally separated, over financial conflicts, by 1919, they continued to hire each other to play on recordings and live performances.

Clifford Hayes & The Dixieland Jug Blowers
Year: 1927-28 (rec); 1976 (comp); 1991 (reissue)
Label: Yazoo
boodle-am-boo. (re-post 11-08)
mp3 192kbps | w/ cover | 50mb

1 comment:

brokedownengine said...

Mighty fine! Hadn't heard Clifford Hayes & The Dixieland Jug Blowers before. Certainly is a treat to me!