WHISTLER & HIS JUG BAND

Whistler & His Jug Band were a group from Louisville, Kentucky and the very first jug band to perform. At the turn of the century, jug groups played string band arrangements to entertain people during the Kentucky Derby. Between 1924 and 1931, they recorded 21 titles for 3 companies. Interestingly a rare movie clip exists of the unfamiliar players and a still from the film was used by R. Crumb to draw their famous cartoon portrait.

 

Foldin’ Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iXzIvN4JI4

 

 

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