11/16/2004 03:17:32 PM|||peter patnaik|||Thanks for all the help, now the front page should show the last 10 or so posts, making it a bit easier to read and hopefully still not take a long time load, for those of you who are still on dial-up.



Will Shade's jug band the Memphis Jug Band, in my opinion is the best example and most talented Jug Band from the pre-war era. I think they capture the band dynamic more than Cannon's Jug Stompers or the Beale St. Jug Band that really feature their lead singer more so than the entire band. This track is a response track to the hundreds of both male and female blue tracks about black snakes. Those songs normally focus on the other man or a no good man, the Memphis Jug Band, doesn't hide so much behind the black snake metaphor and makes it clear they are talking about a no good cheatin' mama and it's a lot of top tappin' fun.


  • Memphis Jug Band - A Black Woman Is Like A Black Snake (Link Fixed!)


  • |||110063885179618837|||Honey Is Like A Black Snake11/17/2004 10:27:44 AM|||Anonymous|||Hi Peter -- although it says "link fixed!", it points to http://www.vanoast.com/prewarblues/Memphis_Jug_Band_A_Black_Woman_Is_Like_A_Black_Snake.mp3 which gets me an under-construction message instead of the mp3. I'll try again, later...
    Great blog: I check it everyday.
    ~Steve H.11/17/2004 01:22:38 PM|||peter patnaik|||The Link should really be fixed now. sorry about that