Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions
Time period: Post-WWII
Date nominated: Aug 20, 2011
Date inducted: Sep 1, 2013
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This group was the forerunner of the rock band "Grateful Dead" and featured musicians who later became seminal performers in other bands and genres. Most especially the group produced Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - founding members of the famed Grateful Dead band.
Though jug band historians have long known of the band, it recorded only once in 1964 during the jug band revival. That recording has only recently resurfaced, been remastered and released (1999) as an LP and eventually CD. Since the release it has become extremely hard to find other than at collectors prices and may be out of print.
The list of 17 songs on the live recording includes many jug band standards of the day and many pre-war standards as well.
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