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The Memphis Jug Band made the first phonograph recordings in the city of Memphis on February 24th, 1927 on the fourth floor of the McCall Building for the Victor label. Their first recording was “Sun Brimmer’s Blues”.
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Young Will Shade was a Memphis-born musician who played a bunch of instruments. A serious harmonica player. He’d been dabbling for a while when he heard a recording of a new type of music by a group called the Dixieland Jug Blowers. Hearing that, Will knew he could make a living by rustling up some street musicians from his hometown. And so the Memphis Jug Band was born…