King David's Jug Band

Category: Artist
Time period: Pre-WWII

Date nominated: Apr 9, 2010
Date inducted: Sep 1, 2017
Ratings: 13
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Perhaps the most impressive thing about the one recording session from King David's Jug Band is the virtuoso stovepipe performances from the aptly named Stovepipe No. 1 (Samuel Jones). Jones plays the melody during every break of "What's That Tastes Like Gravy" so accurately it sounds like a kazoo ... but the rough attack of his lines on "Tear It Down" indicate that he's playing jug-style, by buzzing his lips into a metal pipe.

"King David" is probably David Crockett, who recorded several duets with Jones.


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Name Instruments Birth Death
David Crockett a.k.a. "King David" Guitar
Samuel Jones a.k.a. "Stovepipe No. 1" Guitar, Harmonica, Jug


Title Recorded  
Tear It Down 12/11/30 Atlanta, GA Chords and Lyrics
What's That Tastes Like Gravy 12/11/30 Atlanta, GA Chords and Lyrics