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Jug Champions - 1964 - '98

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Review - Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions featuring Jerry Garcia

Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champion review

Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions were a precursor to the Grateful Dead. This acoustic jug band has three members that went on to found the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Ron “PigPen” McKernan.  

The material on the self-titled CD was recorded live, probably at The Tangent in Palo Alto, CA. Several of the songs included on this release became staples in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire such as "Ain't it Crazy," "On the Road Again," "The Monkey and the Engineer," and "Beat it on Down the Line."

The music is fun and interesting and provides an interesting historical background of the rock ‘n’ roll legend -- the Grateful Dead.  by Barry Small
Grade  C

This CD hard to find. I saw it at the Grateful Dead website in the download section

Track List - Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions featuring Jerry Garcia
Track List

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 1. Overseas Stomp (Jones /  Shade)
 2. Ain't It Crazy (Hopkins)
 3. Boo Break
 4. Yes She Do, No She Don't  (DeRose / Trent)
 5. Memphis (Berry)
 6. Boodle Am Shake (Palmer / Williams)
 7. Big Fat Woman (Traditional)
 8. Borneo (Donaldson)
 9. My Gal
10. Shake That Thing (Jackson / Traditional)
11. Beat It on Down the Line (Fuller)
12. Cocaine Habit Blues (Hart / Shade)
13. Beedle Um Bum (Dorsey)
14. On the Road Again (Traditional)
15. The Monkey and the Engineer (Fuller)
16. In the Jailhouse Now (Rodgers)
17. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (Ager / Yellen)
18. Band Interview

Musicians - Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions featuring Jerry Garcia
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Jerry Garcia - guitar, kazoo, banjo, vocals
Ron "PigPen" McKernan - harmonica, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, washtub bass, footcrasher, jug, kazoo, vocals
Dave Parker - washboard, kazoo, tin cup, vocals
Tom Stone - banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Mike Garbett - washtub bass, guitar, kazoo

Notes - Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions featuring Jerry Garcia
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Label -  Grateful Dead 
Recording in 1964

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