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The Jake Leg Jug Band
  • Vintage ‘20’s & ‘30’s Americana
  • Five-piece authentic Jug Band
  • Dressed in Speakeasy style
  • Jazz, Blues, Ragtime & Gospel
  • Music of Fats Waller & The Mississipi Sheiks
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system

Let the Jake Leg Jug Band whisk you back to the days of the Gatsby-era Speakeasy with a special blend of blues, early Jazz, gospel and rag-time that is as powerful as any moonshine brewed and drunk at the time.

Look forward to the heart-felt early Blues songs of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey and foot-stomping classics like “Your Feet’s Too Big” from Fats Waller – early Rock ‘n’ Roll is only just round the corner. You can be sure of a full dance floor!

Performance

No Jug Band is complete without the whoomp of a jug on the bass-line and the skitter of a washboard in the rhythm section! In addition, The Jake Leg Jug Band features male and female vocals ably supported by banjo or mandolin and guitar, with string-slapping double bass and occasional trombone and harmonica.

Repertoire

  • Bring It With You When You Come (Cannon’s Jug Stompers)
  • Champagne Charlie (Blind Blake)
  • I’m Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan (Jaybird Coleman)
  • Baby You’ve Gotta Change Your Mind (Blind Boy Fuller)
  • Slow Drag (Reverend Gary Davis)
  • Frankie & Albert (Traditional)
  • Making Whoopee (Eddie Cantor)
  • Boxcar Blues (Leroy Carr)
  • Shake It & Break It (Charley Patton)
  • Sugar In My Bowl (Bessie Smith)
  • Diddie Wah Diddie (Blind Blake)
  • Keep Your Mind On It (The Hokum Boys)
  • Your Feets Too Big (Fats Waller)
  • Jesus Is A Dying Bed Maker (Charley Patton)
  • Some Of These Days (Sophie Tucker)
  • Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (Laurel & Hardy)
  • He’s In The Jailhouse Now (The Memphis Jug Band)
  • Frisco Town (Memphis Minnie)
  • My Pencil Won’t Write No More (Bo Carter)
  • Caught Us Doing It (The Hokum Boys)
  • Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)
  • Too Long (Charlie McCoy)
  • Alabama Blues (Robert Wilkins)
  • I Got Mine (Frank Stokes)
  • Beedle Um Bum (The Hokum Boys)
  • Fishing Blues (Henry Thomas)
  • They’re Red Hot (Robert Johnson)
  • Jake Leg Blues (Mississippi Sheiks)
  • Easy Ridin’ Mama (Washboard Sam)
  • Who's Sorry Now (Eddie Condon)
  • Trouble In Mind (Bertha 'Chippie' Hill & Louis Armstrong)
  • Kitchen Man (Bessie Smith)
  • Hot Nuts! (You Buy 'em From The Peanut Man) (Lil Johnson)
  • I Ain't Now Iceman (Cow Cow Davenport)
  • Little Rock Gettaway (Joe Sullivan)
  • Greasy Greens (Bumble Bee Slim)
  • Fofyism (Ida Cox)
  • Farewell Daddy Blues (Ma Rainey)
  • Mouthful O' Jam (Joel Shaw & His Orchestra)
  • Where We'll Never Grow Old (The Carter Family)
  • Hot Feet (Paul Specht & His Orchestra)
  • Beaumont Rag (East Texas Serranaders)
  • Who Rolled The Stone Away
  • Killin' Jive (The Cats & The Fiddle)
  • Tomorrow Night (Lonnie Johnson)
  • Frankie & Albert (Various)
  • Christmas In Jail (Ain't That A Pain) (Leroy Carr)

Get in touch for more information. All you need to do is click the buttons below to access their email or to head on over to their website.

Reviews

  • Jo

    my 2 boys are still talking about you after Tuesday night at Kingsbridge Jazz Club. They have been singing along to the videos and have bought/downloaded some of your music from i tunes!

  • Sharon

    he Jake Leg Jug Band appeal right across the board to all age groups. Professional, talented and good fun; the band helped make our a wedding party a night to remember. It was a fantastic performance, all of our guests enjoyed themselves. They performed our request brilliantly and it meant a lot to us.

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