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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 October 15th, 1979 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

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

Notes: With Hosea Woods, sometimes credited as The Beale Street Boys.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-56342 10-in. 10/3/1929 Pretty mama blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, jug, speaker, banjo  
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 instrumentalist, banjo, leader, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-64709 10-in. 11/24/1930 Wolf River blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, banjo, leader, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-64746 10-in. 11/28/1930 Money never runs out Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble leader, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-64747 10-in. 11/28/1930 Prison wall blues Cannon’s Jug Stompers Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W143313 10-in. 1/17/1927 Echoes from around the old cabin door Willard Hodgin Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145696 10-in. 2/29/1928 Engineer Joe Banjo Joe Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Columbia W145697 10-in. 2/29/1928 I'm just a ramblin' gambler Banjo Joe Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh W81830 10-in. 11/17/1927 My little brown jug and banjo Mountain Dew Dare Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh W81831 10-in. 11/17/1927 Courtin' the widow Mountain Dew Dare Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh W81832 10-in. 11/17/1927 The folks in Sleepy Hollow Mountain Dew Dare Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
OKeh W81833 10-in. 11/17/1927 Don't love a smiling sweetheart Mountain Dew Dare Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick C4337 10-in. 9/12/1929 Last chance blues Gus Cannon ; Hosea Woods Male vocal duet, with banjo and guitar songwriter, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Brunswick C4338 10-in. 9/12/1929 Fourth and Beale Gus Cannon ; Hosea Woods Male vocal duet, with banjo and guitar songwriter, instrumentalist, banjo, vocalist  
Brunswick E23227 10-in. 5/18/1927 Uncle Ned Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Brunswick E23228 10-in. 5/18/1927 The kingdom comin’ Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 18279 10-in. 3/3/1928 A red-headed widow was the cause of it all Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 18280 10-in. 3/3/1928 The girl that lived on Polecat Creek Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 18356 10-in. 4/2/1928 Quit knockin' on the jail house door Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 18357 10-in. 4/2/1928 The judge done me wrong Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 18540 10-in. 5/28/1928 Love is a ticklish thing Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison 18541 10-in. 5/28/1928 An ugly gal's got something hard to beat Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison N-160 10-in. 4/2/1928 Quit knockin' on the jail house door Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison N-161 10-in. 4/2/1928 The judge done me wrong Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Edison N-278 10-in. 5/28/1928 Love is a ticklish thing Willard Hodgin Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
(Results 26-50 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cannon, Gus," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107502.

Cannon, Gus. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107502.

"Cannon, Gus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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

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