Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Blue Jug - Blue Jug (1978)



One of my earliest posts was the Capricorn debut album by Blue Jug (or Blue Jug Band, as they're sometimes referred to). Thanks to Mawos (happy birthday buddy!) we now get a chance to sit down and listen to part two of their career. This would also be their last outing. Unfortunately the vinyl is far from perfect. But if you just listen to it on your stereo (instead of using earplugs with an mp3-player) it's really alright. If anyone can get their hands on a clean copy, please, do inform me...
So, how about the music? Well, I thought the first album sounded a lot like The Band. This album sounds less like The Band and more like a really good Southern Rock album, with heavy leanings towards Country Rock. I read about Blue Jug on Allmusic, and they're wrong about this being a re-release of their 1975 debut. It's all new and it's all good. Instead of Buddy Spicher on fiddle, we now have Rufus Thibodeaux on violin. Also playing is Randy Scruggs on guitar. But just listen to the sample and judge for yourself...

EDIT October 15: After posting this album in questionable quality, I requested a better copy.. Which I got from Luc. So, merci monsieur. Today I posted the new version, which is definitely a serious improvement. New link is up. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful record. Did Counting Crows know about this record? Maybe it's just me, but "Rain King" and "Shotgun Rider" have a few things in common.

Maybe my opinion comes from my ignorance of this music, which I'm just discovering (through great blogs such as yours).

Skydogg said...

I couldn't tell, cause I don't know Counting Crows. But I'm glad you like the music. If you dig this album, snoop around. There's plenty goodies here.