Dixieland Jug Blowers
The Dixieland Jug Blowers were a popular American musical group of the 1920s. The group was a jug band, incorporating the usual jug, banjo, guitar and fiddle, but it was also considered as a jazz band due to its use of alto saxophone, trombone, piano, and clarinet (played by Johnny Dodds). With this wide variety of instruments, the Dixieland Jug Blowers became the most sophisticated of its time, and influenced other jug bands of the time such as the Memphis Jug Band.
The Dixieland Jug Band was created by the commingling of two separate groups run by jug player Earl McDonald, and fiddler Clifford Hayes. They were brought together in 1926 for a Victor Records recording session in Chicago, Illinois, and again in 1927. McDonald had been a musician for almost 30 years, and favored the earlier traditional and minstrel tunes. Hayes, on the other hand, favored a more straight ahead jazz styled approach, eventually dispensing with the jug altogether.
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1927
Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-37220||10-in.||12/10/1926||Boodle-am||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37221||10-in.||12/10/1926||Florida blues||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37222||10-in.||12/10/1926||Don't give all the lard away||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37223||10-in.||12/10/1926||Banjoreno||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37224||10-in.||12/10/1926||Skip, skat, doodle-do||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37225||10-in.||12/10/1926||Louisville stomp||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37226||10-in.||12/11/1926||House rent rag||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with monologue||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37227||10-in.||12/11/1926||Memphis shake||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37228||10-in.||12/11/1926||Carpet Alley breakdown||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37229||10-in.||12/11/1926||Hen party blues||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38635||10-in.||6/6/1927||National blues||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38636||10-in.||6/6/1927||Southern shout||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38637||10-in.||6/6/1927||Garden of joy||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38638||10-in.||6/6/1927||You'd better leave me alone, sweet papa||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38639||10-in.||6/7/1927||Only Mother cares for me||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38640||10-in.||6/7/1927||Love blues||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38641||10-in.||6/7/1927||I never did want you||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with talk||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38642||10-in.||6/7/1927||If you can't make it easy, get a job and go to work||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-38645||10-in.||6/7/1927||When I stopped runnin' I was at home||Dixieland Jug Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||Musical group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dixieland Jug Blowers," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110620.
Dixieland Jug Blowers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110620.
"Dixieland Jug Blowers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.
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