Whistler and His Jug Band - Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt

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Whistler and His Jug Band

Heroes of the Blues Trading Tee Card #11

Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt

The first jug band to record, in 1924, was Whistler and His Jug band, a group hailing from the Louisville, Kentucky, area where, beginning at the turn of the century, jug bands playing string band arrangements entertained during the Kentucky Derby. From 1924 to 1931, Whistler's aggregation recorded twenty-one titles for three different companies. A movie clip of the essentially unknown players exists, a still from which provided the source for this card illustration.