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Acoustic Swing & Jug [Import]

Jim Kweskin Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Vanguard
  • ASIN: B00000AE5Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 419,751 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Jug Band Music (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Beedle Um Bum (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Somebody Stole My Gal (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. That's When I'll Come Back To You (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I'm a Woman (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Never Swat A Fly (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rag Mama (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Richland Woman (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 4:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Gal (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Chevrolet (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ukelele Lady (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Memphis (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Blues In The Bottle (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Morning Blues (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Borneo (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Downtown Blues (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 2:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Wild About My Loving (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 3:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I'm Satisfied With My Gal (Featuring Maria Muldaur) 1:560.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

When God is your harmonica player, you can hardly go wrong. Not that Mel Lyman was that talented of a harp blower--he simply woke up one day and declared his omnipotence, drawing Kweskin in as a disciple, but effectively dismantling one of the 1960s' most eclectic and memorable bands. The Kweskin band looked back to Cannon's Jug Stompers and old-time string bands for inspiration, infusing these classic styles with a slurred, if not drunken, pre-hippie sensibility. With talents such as Bill Keith and the Muldaurs (Geoff and Maria) on board, Kweskin pulled it off magically, able to match high-level picking and singing with a loose delivery and an overriding sense of revelry. The formula, as informal as it was, had room for jug classics, early jazz and ragtime, John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller, Uncle Dave Macon, Kahn and Whiting, Leiber and Stoller, even Chuck Berry. This 20-song collection offers a wonderful snapshot of the Kweskin band's aesthetic, one in which all parts are in service to the master--no, not Mel Lyman, but musical whoopee. --Marc Greilsamer

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, the Antiq Spasm Band of my youth... 10 Sep 2008
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Kweskin and co, are in superlative form, never taking themselves other than loosely seriously yet producing memorable music - the sort you'll find yourself humming a couple of hours later. All kinds of roots are found here, from the jug bands of the Gus cannon era to the Hawaian ukelele-playing of more modern times.For me this record proved an unforgettable intro to the beautiful voice of the lovely Maria Muldaur. But everyone, even the gloomy-voiced Fritz, has a ball. So will you. Buy it. If you can honestly tell me you didn't love it I'll eat the CD (you pay P&P).

Ukelele Lady, Borneo and Beedle-um-Bum are MY favourites. Tell me yours....
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5.0 out of 5 stars The roots of many 28 Dec 2012
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
My copy of this is called Jim Keskin's Jug Band featuring Maria Muldaur and is a 20 tracker probably reissued to cash in on the hit single Midnight At The Oasis and its on the Ace label who I believe now own the Vanguard catalogue.At the time member Maria Muldaur was called Maria d'Ammateo and had been in the Even Dozen Jug Band with a pre Lovin' Spoonful John Sebastian.
Jug Band Music was also known as Hokum and harked back to the 20s and is more or less what was Skiffle in this country. In the 70s Mungo Jerry was the revival of this sort of music even as far as reviving Somebody Stole My Gal
It was the Urban Folk Revival which saw the rise of folk music in the States when both the Rooftop Singers and the Lovin' Spoonful would hit with the music
The earliest known Hokum music was the Memphis Jug Band and Gus Cannon's Jug Band Stompers who were able to cash in on the success of the Rooftop Singers the latter being on the same label as this act.
Leaning heavily on 20s music which was popular via Dorothy Provine both in the States and here where we also had the Temperance Seven mining the same area the music was not influenced directly by the British Invasion though the Lovin' Spoonful certainly were and covered 3 songs including Blues In The Bottle possibly the first song which mentioned glue sniffing
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Jugband enjoyment for all ages 7 May 2001
By Walter Five - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This an outstanding collection and overview of Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band; it recalls the best of the 20's and 30's good-time whoopie music, refreshingly, and with a bit of modernism (Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee" for example,) thrown in for good measure. This CD compiles selections from all three of Kweskin & the Jug Band's 60's Vanguard records, though regretably, it contains *all* the same tunes as "Greatest Hits!" (and "Greatest Hits!" has four *additional* songs on it, and, lamentably, NONE of them are "Coney Island Washboard"). Just as you'll find a lot of influences from the great 1920's Jugbands like "Cannon's Jug Stompers" or "The Memphis Jug Band", you'll find a LOT of Jim Kweskin & The Jugband influence on a number of bands and acts to follow them--off the top of my head--Tiny Tim, The Captain Matchbox Whoopie Band, Leon Redbone, the Fugs, Country Joe & The Fish, Mike Gross, Loke E. Coyote, all show some heavy signs of Kweskin & Jug Band exposure! The Grateful Dead's proto-band, "Mother McCrea's Uptown Jug Champions", for example, [available directly from GDM Inc.] had a repitiore that was largely swiped straight from Kweskin's 1st LP.
This is a very accessible collection, play it at any party and watch the smiles! Kweskin's Jug Band doesn't touch some of the more "difficult" traditional subject material (often a problem in these politically correct times) that some might find overly risque, or racist, but it doesn't miss a thing when it comes to the double-entendre, and you'll hear this in tunes like "Borneo" and "Beedle Um Bum." Frankly, the *only* reason this collection doesn't get five stars, is (as I said) it has essentially the same track list as the CD "Greatest Hits" minus four tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wish they were still around! 19 Mar 2004
By Ann Joy - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Ok..I am a flower child fromthe 60's...But, you have to agree,
they are the greatest...As are Richard and Mimi Farina!
I dont know if the jug band still exists with the original
members..But, if they do, would travel a few miles to see them!
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