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Gus Cannon

Gustavus "Gus" Cannon (September 12, 1883 or 1884 – October 15, 1979) was an American blues musician who helped to popularize jug bands (such as his own Cannon's Jug Stompers) in the 1920s and 1930s. There is uncertainty about his birth year; his tombstone gives the date as 1874.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12th, 1883 (Mississippi), Died Memphis

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, banjo, jug, leader, composer, speaker, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41803 10-in. 1/30/1928 Minglewood blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, jug, leader  
Victor BVE-41804 10-in. 1/30/1928 Big railroad blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, jug, leader  
Victor BVE-41805 10-in. 1/30/1928 Madison Street rag Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, jug, composer, leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-41806 10-in. 1/30/1928 Springdale blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, jug, vocalist, composer, leader  
Victor BVE-45480 10-in. 9/5/1928 Ripley blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, jug  
Victor BVE-45481 10-in. 9/5/1928 Pig ankle strut Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, jug  
Victor BVE-45482 10-in. 9/5/1928 Noah's blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, jug  
Victor BVE-45483 10-in. 9/5/1928 Hollywood rag Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, jug, composer  
Victor BVE-47001 10-in. 9/8/1928 Heart breakin' blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, jug, composer, vocalist  
Victor BVE-47002 10-in. 9/8/1928 Feather bed Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo, jug, composer  
Victor BVE-47064 10-in. 9/20/1928 Cairo rag Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, jug  
Victor BVE-47065 10-in. 9/20/1928 Bugle call rag Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, jug  
Victor BVE-47066 10-in. 9/20/1928 Viola Lee blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, jug  
Victor BVE-47067 10-in. 9/20/1928 Riley's wagon Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo, jug, composer  
Victor BVE-56316 10-in. 10/1/1929 Last chance blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, banjo, leader, speaker, jug  
Victor BVE-56317 10-in. 10/1/1929 Tired chicken blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, banjo, composer, leader, speaker, vocalist  
Victor BVE-56318 10-in. 10/1/1929 Going to Germany Cannon’s Jug Stompers ; Noah Lewis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and talk instrumentalist, banjo, leader  
Victor BVE-56319 10-in. 10/1/1929 Walk right In Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet and talk instrumentalist, banjo, leader, vocalist, speaker  
Victor BVE-56339 10-in. 10/3/1929 Mule get up in the alley Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist, jug  
Victor BVE-56340 10-in. 10/3/1929 The rooster's crowing blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, speaker, jug  
Victor BVE-56341 10-in. 10/3/1929 Jonestown blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, composer, speaker, vocalist, jug  
Victor BVE-56342 10-in. 10/3/1929 Pretty mama blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, banjo, speaker, jug  
Victor BVE-64708 10-in. 11/24/1930 Bring it with you when you come Cannon’s Jug Stompers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist, leader, instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-64709 10-in. 11/24/1930 Wolf River blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist, leader, instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor BVE-64746 10-in. 11/28/1930 Money never runs out Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cannon, Gus," accessed August 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107502.

Cannon, Gus. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107502.

"Cannon, Gus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107502

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