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Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Forged on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the nineteenth century, jug band music was the early soundtrack for a new nation. Louisville was at the heart of it all. German and Irish immigrants, former slaves en route to Chicago and homesteaders moving into the city created a fertile ground for this new sound. Artists like Earl McDonald and his Original Louisville Jug ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by History Press (SC) (first published May 6th 2014)
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Gary Turner
Nov 14, 2016 Gary Turner rated it it was amazing
Excellent read on the history of Jug Band Music and it's birth in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael L Jones did a fine job. Wonderful research. Many, many stories of those that were instrumental in the growth of this art form. Plus, i was lucky enough to meet and greet with Michael and he is a very nice guy. I highly recommend attending the National Jug Band Jubilee the third Saturday in September every year in Louisville, Kentucky. It is now free and growing each and every year. If you are remotely ...more
Apr 08, 2016 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Jug music is an obscure musical intersection where the blues, country music, bluegrass and jazz come together” (from the book).

The aficionados of Jug Band Music are growing, but still pretty small. I’m not sure if this book would interest other than those aficionados. But I found it very informative about the early practitioners of the music, those that started in Louisville mainly. There was some nice detailed information on the Jug Band Jubilee that happens every year in Louisville and about
Phil Overeem
Sep 28, 2015 Phil Overeem rated it liked it
A slight tome with a few facts and claims askew, but it is an interesting window into the development of one of the nuttiest, richest, and most vital of the old-time forms. I want to go the National Jubilee!
Mar 26, 2015 Ted rated it it was amazing
Michael Jones has done music lovers a great favor by documenting some of the great southern jug band players from the Louisville area. This overlooked genre is fun and musically rich and Mr. Jones has shed light on many of the talented practitioners who made this music great.
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