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The Even Dozen Jug Band


The Even Dozen Jug Band was less a band when compared to a short-lived project thrown jointly on the height from the jug band craze in 1964 toward the finish from the American Folk Revival. Like various other jug bands from the period, the Also Dozen Jug Music group loosely structured their design on jug music group music in the 1920s (the Memphis Jug Music group and Cannon’s Jug Stompers) and relied on uncommon equipment like kazoos, jugs, and washboards. Unlike various other jug bands from the period, the Also Dozen Jug Music group boasted a massive line-up that included potential notables like John Sebastian (the Adoring Spoonful) and Maria Muldaur. Within the band’s brief life time, it played hardly any live dates, nonetheless it do leave behind a fantastic self-titled LP in 1964 for Elektra. While frequently overshadowed by music group people later accomplishments, The Actually Dozen Jug Music group is among the most recognized albums from the past due revival. Unlike the countless protest songs from the period, “Consider Your Fingertips Off It” and “Advancement Mama” provided no deeper moral message than to truly have a good period. This insufficient seriousness was a sobering smack in the facial skin towards the revival’s self-righteous streak. The instrumental function, presented on “Unique Colossal Pull Rag” and “The Actually Dozens,” was loose and daring, inviting viewers to start their sneakers and dance. The recording also included several sexually suggestive tracks–“SERIOUSLY In” and “All EXHAUSTED”–that would’ve under no circumstances shown through to a Joan Baez recording. The Actually Dozen Jug Music group eventually fell aside once the members–many who have been very young–chose residing in college over hitting the street to market the group. Still, as Richie Unterberger described within the liner records to The Actually Dozen Jug Music group, a lot of the people eventually moved into the music business in a few capability. Steve Katz became a member of Blood, Perspiration, & Tears while David Grisman shaped his personal quintet within the ’70s. After carrying out with another jug music group (Jim Kweskin), Muldaur became a single designer in her personal right, scoring a large strike with “Midnight for the Oasis” in the first ’70s. Stefan Grossman setup his own acoustic guitar workshop while Joshua Rifkin worked well as an arranger with Judy Collins. All people, however, could constantly look back again with a degree of satisfaction at their 1st musical business. After 40 years, The Actually Dozen Jug Music group continues to be sassy, irreverent, & most of most, fun.

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Music Songs Evolution Mama, Original Colossal Drag Rag, The Even Dozens, Take Your Fingers Off It, Mandolin King Rag, All Worn Out, Rag Mama, Overseas Stomp, I Don't Love Nobody, Lonely One in This Town, Sadie Green, France Blues, Come on In, On the Road Again
Albums The Even Dozen Jug Band, Jug Band Songs Of The Southern Mountains (Digitally Remastered)

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1 Mother of Jenni Muldaur.
2 Ex-sister-in-law of actress Diana Muldaur.
3 Appeared with Geoff Muldaur on "Garden of Joy" album by Jim Kweskin.
4 Folk and blues singer. Biggest hit was Midnight at the Oasis in 1974.



Just Before I Go 2014 performer: "Midnight At The Oasis"
Queen City 2013 performer: "Queen City"
388 Arletta Avenue 2011 performer: "Midnight at the Oasis"
Heroes 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 2009 Documentary performer: "Brazil"
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Nursie 2004 performer: "Cajun Moon"
The Wire 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest 2002 performer: "Midnight at the Oasis"
Crossing Jordan 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Da Vinci's Inquest 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Spirit of '76 1990 performer: "Midnight At The Oasis"
Perfect Witness 1989 TV Movie performer: "Midnight at the Oasis"
Brazil 1985 performer: "Brazil"
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 performer: "MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS"
French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) 1975 performer: "It Ain't the Meat It's the Motion", "Midnight at the Oasis" - uncredited
Gladys and Her All-Girl Band 1975 writer: "I'm a Woman" - uncredited
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode



Queen City 2013 Paula The Donut Queen

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Steelyard Blues 1973 musician



Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores 2012 Documentary Herself
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival 2012 Documentary
Chasin' Gus' Ghost 2007 Documentary Herself
Boogie & the Blues Diva: 2004 Motor City Blues & Boogie Woogie Festival 2006 Video documentary Herself
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Àngel Casas Show 1985 TV Series Herself
The Alan Thicke Show 1981 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1974 TV Series Herself
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series Herself
Muleskinner Live 1973 TV Movie Herself

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1 I've been told that "Midnight at the Oasis" has been responsible for the conception of more children than any other song of the 70's.

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