The Jake Leg Jug Band

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The Jake Leg Jug Band presents Vintage Americana – Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime from the early 20th Century. Look forward to songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption, performed with a modern twist by this talented group, in firm toe-tapping style.

"1920s and 1930s Vintage Americana – Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Ragtime"

Think back to the 1920’s and 1930’s alcohol prohibition in America when unlicenced bootleg bars proliferated. This is the Jug band era – an illicit time when make-shift Jug bands mixed blues, early jazz, gospel and ragtime to create a new exciting musical blend. The Jake Leg Jug Band – complete with both jug and washboard – recreates this period.

The five piece line-up features male and female vocals backed by tasty banjo and guitar licks, while double bass and trombone set up swinging rhythms that will fill the dance floor in no time. Dressed in keeping with the period, the band provides a picturesque and original back drop for American themed events.

  • Authentic sound of 1920’s and 1930’s America
  • Foot tapping Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Ragtime
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system




Sample Set List

  • 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)