We’ve gone and added three more tunes to our bandcamp! Here’s the rundown:
A tune from one of my favorites, Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett, core members of The Skillet Lickers, early superstars of the hillbilly recording industry.
An early gem from Hank Williams, first recorded as a duet with his wife Audrey in late December, 1948. The same recording session also produced Hank’s first #1 hit, ‘Lovesick Blues’, which was topping the charts in three months. Maybe that’s why no one remembers this tune…
And, to bolster our jug band credentials, we present a true, blue, jug band tune: Banjoreno. This one came from Dixieland Jug Blowers, a jug-band supergroup assembled in Louisville, Kentucky – the so-called ‘birthplace’ of jug music. In 1926-27, Victor Records paired Earl McDonald and Clifford Hayes, each bandleaders of their own popular jug bands, for a string of recordings that demonstrate the jazzier aspirations of the Louisville jug scene. As the DJB and in their own bands, McDonald and Hayes inspired the growth of jug band music in many cities along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in the late 20’s and early 30’s.