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Author Topic: Review of "The Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues"  (Read 1527 times)

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Offline outfidel

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Review of "The Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues"
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:35:57 PM »
Jug Bands: The Original D.I.Y. Music

The Village Voice
June 14, 2017
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Re: Review of "The Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues"
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 11:20:59 AM »
I never heard of jug band tunes being called "spasms" (rather than "blues") -- I like that!
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Re: Review of "The Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues"
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 07:58:21 PM »
It may have been a New Orleans designation back ca. 1900.

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Re: Review of "The Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues"
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 02:30:05 AM »
Thanks for posting this. Looking like a fine compilation as the previous early blues Rough Guides. Will check it out.


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