Dixieland Jug Blowers

Dixieland Jug Blowers led by jug player Earl McDonald and fiddler Clifford Hayes circa 1926.

Dixieland Jug Blowers led by jug player Earl McDonald and fiddler Clifford Hayes circa 1926.

Led by jug player Earl McDonald and fiddler Clifford Hayes, these guys were the best jug band of the 1920s. More than a novelty jug act, they roamed from standard jug fare into the realm of jazz. You can find a little bit more about them on Wikipedia.

The Recordings

Memphis Shake

 record label Group: Dixieland Jug Blowers
Label: Victor Matrix Number: Victor (20415)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: December 11, 1926
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We discovered this gem on the reverse side of Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers recording of Doctor Jazz Stomp.

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