LOUISVILLE, KY, (July 30, 2019) – Jug band music is a pre-World War II jazz style that thrived in Louisville from 1890 to 1930. A former public relations executive named Rod Wenz organized the first National Jug Band Jubilee 15-years ago to celebrate that legacy. The Juggernaut Jug Band and the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs entertained […]
Who remembers seeing the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Jubilee in 2006 and 2007? Such great memories ❤️It was ten years ago yesterday that the Carolina Chocolate Drops made their debut on Nonesuch Records with album 'Genuine Negro Jig' produced by wonderful Joe Henry....How time flies. That album went on to win us a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Hear it again or for the first time at smarturl.it/GenuineNegroJig ... See MoreSee Less
Tune into WHAS11 news tonight at 11pm. Doug Proffitt is doing a story on Jubilee board member/Jug Band historian Michael Jones. Michael helped the University of Louisville photo archives correctly identify the people in this photo, taken at WHAS studios in the 1920's. They asked Michael because they appeared on the show with a jug band. This is the Rev. John Smiley and his wife Montra. Smiley's younger brothers made up the Ballard Chef's quartet. Michael has since met more of the Smiley family in Louisville and this photo hangs in the Omni Hotel! ... See MoreSee Less
Remembering Will Shade, born on this day in 1898 in Memphis, Tennessee. Here he is playing his oil-can bass with Charlie Burse on guitar for a performance of “Kansas City Blues” in 1958. ... See MoreSee Less