Memphis Jug Band - American Epic: The Best of Memphis Jug Band


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The Memphis Jug Band was one of the most exciting and innovative groups of the 1920s. Formed and led by guitarist, harmonica player and singer Will Shade, it featured a mix of store-bought and homemade instruments including harmonica, kazoo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano, washboard and, of course, jug. The most famous pre-war jug band, its blend of expert musicianship, wild enthusiasm, and tough soul spawned a host of imitators and its enduring influence is echoed in modern styles from country to hip-hop.