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Memphis Jug Band

Memphis Jug Band - band/ensemble The Memphis Jug Band varied in composition but always included Will Shade, known also by a family name, Son Brimmer. Shade was not only a proficient guitarist but also a harmonica and jug player of some stature. He was born in Memphis, February 5, 1898, and worked with fellow Memphis musician Furry Lewis as early as 1917. The Memphis Jug Band was formed in the early 1920s to play parties, clubs, and dances. The band's appeal was universal; they played for tips in Church's Park (now W.C. Handy Park) on Beale Street, swanky affairs at the Chickasaw Country Club, and for conventions at the Peabody Hotel


He's In The Jailhouse Now

Label: AFA
Released: 2003


The Best Of The Memphis Jug Band

Label: AFA
Released: 2001


Memphis Jug / Newport News

Label: AFA
Released: 1927


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