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  • Audio CD (6 Nov. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B000HOJNQ6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 307,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Jug Band Music
2. Beedle Um Bum
3. Somebody Stole My Gal
4. That's When I'll Come Back To You
5. I'm A Woman
6. Never Swat A Fly
7. Rag Mama
8. Richland Woman
9. My Gal
10. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
11. Chevrolet
12. Ukelele Lady
13. Memphis
14. Blues In The Bottle
15. Morning Blues
16. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
17. Borneo
18. Downtown Blues
19. Wild About My Loving
20. I'm Satisfied With My Gal

Product Description

• A generous 20-track collection of Jim Kweskin’s greatest hits.

• Compiled from the Jug Band’s three Vanguard albums – "Unblushing Business", "Jug Band Blues" and See Reverse Side For Details" recorded between 1963 and 1966.

• The Jim Kweskin Jug Band formed in the early 1960s in Cambridge, MA. They played a combination of old time folk, jazz and blues tunes with a special emphasis on the material of the jug band of the 1920s. Kweskin was the nominal leader of the band, though Geoff Muldaur was usually heard on lead guitar and vocals. The band also included Bill Keith on banjo, Mel Lyman on harmonica, Fritz Richmond on jug and washtub bass and Richard Greene on fiddle.

• The Jug Band featured Maria D’Amato, later to become Maria Muldaur when she married fellow band-member Geoff Muldaur.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Friswell on 10 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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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By Richard on 28 Dec. 2012
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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Pure Jugband enjoyment for all ages 7 May 2001
By Walter Five - Published on Amazon.com
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.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Wish they were still around! 19 Mar. 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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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