Founded in Los Angeles, California, USA, Doctor West’s Medicine Show And Jug Band were led by former Boston-based folk singer, Norman Greenbaum. Bonnie Wallach (guitar/vocals), Jack Carrington (guitar/vocals/percussion) and Evan Engber (percussion) completed the original line-up. The group played a mixture of jug and goodtime music similar to Sopwith Camel. They enjoyed a minor US hit in 1967 with the novelty song, ‘The Eggplant That Ate Chicago’ and attracted attention for the title of its follow-up, ‘Gondoliers, Overseers, Playboys And Bums’. They broke up at the end of that year after which Greenbaum formed several low-key acts before teaming with producer Erik Jacobsen and scoring international success with ‘Spirit In The Sky’.
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