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This 23-track set brings together all the early recordings by the Memphis Jug Band and various offshoot groups. On these sides is a large chunk of early Memphis music, well documented and beautifully transferred off the original 78s. Featuring guest shots from Memphis Minnie, Hattie Hart, and Minnie Wallace, this gathers up a portion of early blues history that seldom gets documented with such care. Well done.


Formed: Memphis, TN

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s

One of the definitive jug bands of the '20s and early '30s, this seminal group was comprised of Will Shade, Will Weldon, Hattie Hart, Charlie Polk, Walter Horton, and others, in various configurations. Guitarist/harpist Will Shade formed the Memphis Jug Band in the Beale Street section of Memphis in the mid-'20s. A few years after their formation, Shade signed a contract with Victor Records in 1927. Over the next seven years, Shade and the Memphis Jug Band recorded nearly 60 songs for the record...
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