Jack Kelly and His South Memphis Jug Band

Category: Artist
Time period: Pre-WWII

Date nominated: Apr 9, 2010
Date inducted: Sep 1, 2019
Ratings: 7
Average rating: 3.90

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If the Memphis Jug Band grabbed half of the jug band talent during the peak years of the 1930's, Jack Kelly must have grabbed the other half. His group played more straightforward blues, but the fiddle playing of Will Batts gave it an unusually melancholy sound.


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Name Instruments Birth Death
Will Batts Fiddle
D.M. Higgs a.k.a. "Doctor" Jug
Jack Kelly Guitar
Dan Sane Guitar


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Cold Iron Bed 08/01/33 New York, NY Chords and Lyrics