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The Complete Sessions of The Dixieland Jug Blowers featured here is a culmination of more than thirty years of jug and band tradition radiating from Louisville, Kentucky. Here the 'jug' is an empty one-gallon stone jar that might have contained whisky or cider. it acts solely as a resonator for a double-lip blown 'raspberry'. Most of the band had known one another sine 1914 when there were several stings and jug bands working the area as this was a ... [MORE]
It is strange that precious little is known about the cornet player Thomas Morris, who recorded prolifically in New York in the 1920s. Thereafter he joined the religious sect of Father Divine having given up the life of a musician at some point in the 1930s. Here we have all known takes of his recordings for Victor in 1926.
Bands led on these sessions are: Tracks 1-7 and 17-25 Thomas Morris and his Seven Hot Babies
Track 8 Thomas Morris and his ... [MORE]