Jim Kweskin
& The Jug Band
J I M   K W E S K I N   (picture from back cover of 'Lives Again', Photographer: Marc PoKempner)


Jim Kweskin 45 rpm
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11967The Sheik Of Araby / Minglewoodclick to enlarge !

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Reprise 0624
= R 02101 (Italy)


Jim Kweskin LPs / CDs
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11963Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
Unblushing Brassiness

- Washington At Valley Forge
- Sweet Sue
- Overseas Stomp
- Coney Island Washboard
- Wild About My Loving
- Mobile Line
- I'm Satisfied With My Gal

- Newport News
- My Gal
- Borneo
- Hawaii
- Beedle Um Bum
- Going To Germany
- Boodle Um Shake
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Vanguard VRS-9193 (mono)
= VSD 2158 (stereo)
= Fontana TFL 6036
21965Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
Jug Band Music

- Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
- Jug Band Music
- I'm A Woman
- Morning Blues
- Vamp Of New Orleans (Sadie Green)
- Don't You Leave Me Here
- Somebody Stole My Gal

- K. C. Moan
- Goos Time Charlie
- Jug Band Waltz
- Whoa Mule Get Up In The Alley
- Memphis
- Ukulele Lady
- Rag Mama
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Vanguard VRS-9163 (mono)
= VSD 79163 (stereo)

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2a1965Newport Folk Festival 1964
Evening Concerts Vol. 1

Pete Seeger
- Oh Mary Don't You Weep
- Never Wed an Old Man
Sleepy John Estes (with Hammy Nixon and Yank Rachell)
- Corinna
Buffy Sainte-Marie
- Melora
- Cod'ine
Jose Feliciano
- La Bamba
- El Pastor
- I'm Satisfied With My Babe

Rodriguez Brothers
- Yo Soy Negro
Phil Ochs
- The Power and the Glory
- Draft Dodger Rag
Frank Proffitt
- Tom Dooley
- Moonshine Still

Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band
- I'm a Woman
- Sadie Green
- My Gal

rec. live at the Newport Folk Festival July 23-26, 1964

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Vanguard VRS-9184 (mono)
VSD-79184 (stereo)

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= Fontana TFL 6050 (UK)

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= King/Vanguard SH-225

3 1966Jim Kweskin with Mel Lyman & Fritz Richmond
Relax Your Mind

- Three Songs - A Look At The Ragtime Era
  a. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  b. Heebie Jeebies
  c. 15 Cents
- Hannah
- Bye And Bye
- The Cuckoo
- I Ain't Never Been Satisfied
- 8 More Miles To Louisville

- I Got Mine
- Buffalo Skinners
- Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
- Guabi Guabi
- My Vreole Belle
- Relax Your Mind
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Vanguard VRS-9188 (mono)
= VSD-79188 (stereo)

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41967Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
See Reverse Side for Title

- Blues In The Bottle
- Chevrolet
- Christopher Columbus
- Never Swat A Fly
- Richland Woman
- Downtown Blues
- Turn The Record Over

- Fishing Blues
- Strybook Ball
- That's When I'll Come Back To You
- Viola Lee
- Papa's On The Housetop
- Onyx Hop
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Vanguard VRS-9243 (mono)
= VSD-79243 (stereo)
= Fontana 6080

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51967Jim Kweskin with Ted Butterman, Marty Gross
The Neo-Passť Jazz Band
Jump for Joy

- Moving Day
- Memphis Blues
- Kicking The Gong Around
- You're Not The Only Oyster In The Stew
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- Melancholy Baby

- There'll Be Some Changes Made
- Medley: O Miss Hannah
  That's My Weakness Now
- Jazzbo Brown
- Staggerlee
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love
- Louisiana
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Vanguard VRS-9243 (mono)
= VSD 79243 (stereo)
61967The Jim Kweskin Jug Band
Garden of Joy

- If You're A Viper
- Minglewood
- Garden Of Joy
- The Circus Song
- My Old Man
- Kaloobafak I'm Confessin'

- The Sheik Of Araby
- When I Was A Cowboy (Western Plains)
- Mood Indigo
- I Ain't Gonna Marry
- Ella Speed
- Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
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Reprise 6266
71968The Best of Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band

- Good Time Charlie
- Jug Band Music
- I'm A Woman
- Christopher Columbus
- Sweet Sue
- Boodle Um Shake

- Fishing Blues
- Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
- Never Swat A Fly
- Coney Island Washboard
- K. C. Moan
- Crazy Words - Crazy Tune
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Vanguard VRS-9270 (mono)
= VSD 79270 (stereo)

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81968What Ever Happened To Those Good Old Days At Club Forty Seven In Cambridge Massachussetts With Jim Kweskin And His Friends

- Mississippi Mud (James Cavanaugh - Harry Barris)
- Buddy Bolden's Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
- Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home (Trad.)
- Ain't She Sweet (Milton Ager - Jack Yellen
- La Bomba (Mexican trad.)

- Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
- I Had a Dream Last Night (Jimmy Rodgers)
- Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Roy Henderson - Samuel M. Lewis - Joseph Young)
- Ella Speed (Trad.)
- Blues (Trad.)
- Sheik of Araby (Harry B. Smith - Ted Snyder - Francis Wheeler)
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Vanguard VRS-9278 (mono)
= VSD 79278 (stereo)
91969The Lyman Family with Lisa Kindred
American Avatar

Love Comes Rolling Down

- California Water - take 1 (Trad.)
- James Alley Blues (Rabbit Brown)
- Good Shepherd (Trad.)
- Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (Trad.)

- It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Man To Cry (Bob Dylan)
- My Love Comes Rolling Down (Eric von Schmidt)
- California Water - take 2
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Reprise 6353

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101970Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
Greatest Hits!

- Jug Band Music
- Beedle Um Bum
- Hawaii
- Somebody Stole My Gal
- That's When I'll Come Back To You
- Mobile Line

- Never Swat A Fly
- Rag Mama
- Richland Woman
- My Gal
- Overseas Stomp
- Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me

- Borneo
- Ukelele Lady
- Memphis
- Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
- I'm A Woman
- Storybook Ball

- Downtown Blues
- Morning Blues
- Wild About My Loving
- I'm Satisfied With My Gal
- Chevrolet
- Blues In The Bottle
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Vanguard VSD 13 / 14

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re-released 1990 on CD

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111971Jim Kweskin's America co-starring Mel Lyman and the Lyman Family

- Back in the Saddle
- Sugar Babe
- Okie from Muskogee
- 99 Year Blues
- Rambling Round Your City
- Amelia Earhart's Last Flight

- Stealin'
- Old Rugged Cross
- Dark As A Dungeon
- Old Black Joe
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Reprise RS 6464

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121978Jim Kweskin Lives Again

- Java Jive
- Mermaid Song
- She'll Be Comin' 'round the Mountain
- You Are My Sunshine
- With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

- Fishin' Blues
- Days of '49
- Blue Skies
- Ranger's Command
- What Does the Deep Sea Say?
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Mountain Railroad
MR 52782
131979Jim Kweskin
Side by Side

right side
- Preacher and the Bear (Joe Arzonia / Jim Kweskin)
- Papa's on the Housetop (Leroy Carr)
- On the Sunny Side of the Street (D. Fields / J. McHugh)
- Ain't Misbehavin' (Fats Waller / A. Razaf / H. Brooks)
- Sweet Sue, Just You (Will J. Harris / Victor Young)

left side
- Goody Goody (J. Mercer / A. Malneck)
- Side by Side (Harry Woods)
- It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (Billy Mayhew)
- Cieleto Lindo (Public Domain)
- Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Bob Nolan)
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Mountain Railroad
MR 52790

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re-released on CD

141980Swing On A Star
With Jim Kweskin And The Kids

- Clean-O
- Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
- Crawdad (Song)
- Rissolty, Rossolty
- Frozen Logger
- Happy Birthday Polka
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

- Skip To My Lou
- I Am My Own Grandpa
- May Irwin's Frog Song
- Teddy Bear's Picnic
- Swing(ing) On A Star
- Ship In The Sky
- When I First Came To This Land
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Mountain Railroad
MR 52793
151987Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band with Sippie Wallace and Otis Spann
Jug Band Blues

- Loving Sam
- Mighty Tight Woman
- Black Snake Blues
- Special Delivery
- Jelly Roll Blues
- Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning

- Separation Blues
- Gambler's Dream
- Up The Country
- Muhammed Ali
- You Got To Know How
- Everybody Loves My Baby
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Mountain Railroad MR 52672

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re-released on
Drive CD 41043

161998Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
Acoustic Swing & Jug

- Jug Band Music
- Beedle Um Bum
- Somebody Stole My Gal (Wood)
- That's When I'll Come Back To You (Biggs)
- I'm A Woman (Leiber/ Stoller)
- Never Swat A Fly (Brown/ DeSylva/ Henderson)
- Rag Mama (Fuller)
- Richland Woman (Hurt)
- My Gal (Boone/ Butler/ Jacobsen/ Kweskin/ Sebastian/ Yanovsky)
- Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me (McCarron/ Morgan/ Swanstrom)
- Chevrolet (Young/ Young)
- Ukelele Lady (Kahn/ Whiting)
- Memphis (Berry)
- Blues In The Bottle (Boone/ Butler/ Sebastian/ Stampfel/ Weber/ Yanovsky)
- Morning Blues (Macon/ Simon)
- Crazy Words Crazy Tune (Ager/ Yellen)
- Borneo (Donaldson)
- Downtown Blues (Stokes)
- Wild About My Loving
- I'm Satisfied With My Gal (DeRose/ Trent)
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Vanguard CD 79521
172002Mel Lyman Family

- River
- The Rain
- One Day I Was So Sad That The Corners Of My Mouth Met And Everyone Thought I Was Whistling (Bladder Flask)
- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
- Careless Love (voc Lisa Kindred)
- People Get Ready (voc Maria Muldaur)
- He Was A Friend Of Mine
- ...

rec. 1970

Transparency CD 0063

more info

Lisa Kindred discography

182003Jim Kweskin Band with Samoa Wilson
Now and Again

- Sweet Sue (Harris/Young)
- Why Don't You Do Right (McCoy)
- Linin' Track (Leadbelly)
- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
- The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
- Exactly Like You (Fields/McHugh)
- Sugar In My Bowl (Simone)
- Brother Can You Spare A Dime (Gorney/Harburg)
- Trouble In Mind (Jones)
- Cry Me A River (Hamilton)

Blix Street CD 10076


192004Samoa Wilson with The Jim Kweskin Band
Live The Life

- I'm Gonna Live The Life
- Sun Goin' Down
- What A Little Moonlight Can Do
- Organ Grinder's Swing
- Some Of These Days
- Oh Papa Blues
- Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
- Dedicated To You
- Can't Help Lovin' That Man
- C Jam Blues
- St. Louis Blues
- Goodnight My Love

Blix Street CD 10081



Fillmore West The Doors, Jim Kweskin Jug Band poster, 6/9 -10/1967; click to enlarge !

Anthologies / Compilations / Samplers
containing songs performed by Jim Kweskin
of release
title /
songs performed by Jim Kweskin
label # / notes
112/1963The World Of Folk Music, Show # 123
guests: Jim Kweskin And His Jug Band

(back side: Show # 122, Jean Redpath)

This series of 15-minute radio program shows (hosted by Oscar Brand) was presented by the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare's Social Security Administration and featured interviews and performances by the guests, sometimes in duets with the host

1a1964The Sound Of Folk Music Vol. 2

- Sowing On The Mountain - Jack Elliott (with Erik Darling)
- Now That The Buffalo's Gone - Buffy Saint Marie
- Darby Ram - The Greenbriar Boys
- Going Back To Florida - John Hammond
- The Honest Farmer - Hedy West
- Katy Dear - Ian And Sylvia
- I've Been A Moonshiner - Jackie Washington
- Twelve Gates To The City - Clara Ward

- Tom Cat - The Rooftop Singers
- Freight Train Blues - Roosevelt Charles

- Jug Band Music - Jim Kweskin And The Jug Band
- Dusty Boxcar Wall - Eric Anderson
- Johnny Grey - Mike Seeger
- The Wreck Of #9 - Almeda Riddle
- Deep River Blues - Doc Watson
- Fight On - The Weavers
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Vanguard SRV-140 SD
Greatest Folksingers of the Sixties

- Crazy Words - Crazy Tune
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Vanguard VSD 17/18

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The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie

- Buffalo Skinners
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Vanguard VSD 35/36

re-released on CD:
Vanguard VSD 35/36-2

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41975Dr. Demento's Delights

Allan Sherman
- Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh
- The Cockroach That Ate Cincinatti
R. Crumb
- Get A Load Of This
Spike Jones
- Ya Wanna Buy A Bunny
Doodles Weaver
- Eleanor Rigby
Napoleon XIV
- They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

The Holy Modal Rounders
- Boobs A Lot
Ben Gay And The Silly Savages
- Ballad Of Ben Gay
Harry "The Hipster" Gibson
- Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine

Jim Kweskin's Jug Band
- If You're A Viper
Jef Jalsun
- Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent
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Warner Brothers BS 2855
51987Folked Again
The Best Of Mountain Railroad, Vol. 1

Tom Paxton
- Bad Old Days
Dave Snaker Ray
- Lonesome Road
Betty Kaske
- Cross Country Waltz
Bob Gibson
- Box Of Candy
Gibson and Camp
- Jimmie Rogers
Dick Pinney
- Hacklebarney
Free Hot Lunch
- Treat Me Right

Jim Kweskin
- Side By Side
Jim Post
- Hot Summer Night
Josh White Jr.
- Wherefores And Whys
Rod MacDonald
- Every Living Thing
Steve Young
- Rock Salt
Gamble Rogers
- Skylake Campfire Girls / Kissing Is A Crime / Nails
Steve Goodman
- Chicago Bust Rag

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Mountain Railroad
MR 52671
61991Folk Song America, Vol. 3:
A 20th Century Revival

- Jug Band Music

Smithsonian Folkways
Sony CD 0463
71992Troubadours Of The Folk Era
Volume Two

- Don't You Leave Me Here
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Rhino R2 70263
81992Troubadours Of The Folk Era
Volume Three: The Groups

- Mobile Line
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Rhino R2 70264
91995Folk Music at Newport, Vol. 1

- Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans)

Vanguard CD 77007
101998Folk Hits

- Iím A Woman (with Maria Muldaur)

Vanguard CD 79510-2

more info

3-CD box
Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom (1950-1970)

- Rag Mama

Rhino R2 74264

more info

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