Clifford Hayes

Clifford Hayes & the Louisville Jug Bands, Vol. 4

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The fourth and final CD in this brief but important series from the Austrian RST label features jug bands in a variety of roles. There are the three last performances by Clifford Hayes's Louisville Stompers (the two versions of "You're Ticklin' Me" have Earl Hines on piano while "You Gonna Need My Help" features the classic blues singer Sippie Wallace), The Kentucky Jazz Babies (a quartet with violinist Clifford Hayes and trumpeter Jimmy Strange) does a good job on two numbers and Phillips's Louisville Jug Band (an odd quartet with Hooks Tifford on C-melody sax and Charles "Cane" Adams playing what is called "walking cane flute") performs eight songs. In addition Whistler and His Jug Band play two primitive numbers while violinist Clifford Hayes backs the minstrel singer Kid Coley and reunites with the great jug player Earl McDonald behind the vocals of country pioneer Jimmie Rodgers, Ben Ferguson and John Harris. An interesting set, to say the least, all four CDs in this series are recommended to fans of the era.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:08
2 3:02
3
2:50
4
3:12
5
3:03
6
2:56
7
2:54
8 3:09
9 2:50
10
2:49
11
3:11
12
3:01
13
3:20
14
2:53
15
3:21
16
3:00
17
2:53
18
2:41
19
2:54
20 2:47
21 2:44
22
3:00
23
2:17
24
3:02
25
3:15
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