Stovepipe No. 1's playing is unique in tone and intensity and he brought another instrument to jug band music. It was his stovepipe playing that inspired me to build a ridiculous contraption of PVC t...
Stovepipe No. 1
Time period: Pre-WWII
Date nominated: Apr 9, 2010
Average rating: 3.77
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One of the greatest jug players wasn't a jug player at all, but Samuel Jones used the same technique in playing his stovepipe. His early recordings were done in one-man-band style, with guitar, voice, harmonica and stovepipe, and included virtuoso performances on songs like "Fisher's Hornpipe" and "Cripple Creek." When he recorded later with King David's Jug Band, he was able to focus all his energy on the stovepipe, and the results are stunning.
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