Charlie always gave his birth year as 1909, but after studying census records from May 1910 (in which he did not appear) and January 1920 (in which he was listed as age 8), I believe he was actually b...
Jed Davenport and His Beale Street Jug Band
Time period: Pre-WWII
Date nominated: Apr 9, 2010
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Jed Davenport's jug band only had one recording session, but it laid a few tracks that jug bands still play today, including "You Ought to Move Out of Town."
This group had close associations with blues superstar Memphis Minnie -- her husband and brother-in-law, Joe and Charlie McCoy, played in the group -- and she may have as well. Compare the shouted "Yeah, uh-huh" in every verse of "Save Me Some" to similar shouts on Minnie's own recordings!
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