The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7940   Message #48347
Posted By: John in Brisbane
06-Dec-98 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: Jim Kweskin of jugband fame.:
Subject: RE: Jim Kweskin of jugband fame.:
I dragged out an old vinyl of Jim Kweskin's America about a week ago to see what material might be worth posting from it. (will post Old Rugged Cross later in the day).

A few thoughts struck me as I listened:

- The whole Mel Lyman bit, including the liner notes and references to star signs is a complete mystery to me. I bought the album because it had Kweskin's name on it. Goodness knows how or why I ever picked up on his music - maybe it was the influence of the Captain Matchbox band in Melbourne in the early 70's.

- I just love the cloying sentimentality of Amelia Earhart's Last Flight, and sang it recently at a friend's wake - never seen or heard it anywhere else.

- Was wondering whatever happened to Kweskin.

- Noted that there were virtually no well known jug band songs in the DT. I'm sure there's a ton of material available for someone to enter the Great Song Posting Contest.