Sunday, April 14, 2013

Armpit Jug Band





Songs - Mr Slater's Parrot / Morning Blues / Ask Me No Questions / Stealin / Just Because.

The Armpit Jug Band began life in Coventry UK in 1970 after emerging from Coventry College of Education University of Warwick. 


Stringbean Cumming. vocals kazoo washboard

Jazz Beasley. Conductor traps guitar sax clarinet harmonica

Hot Lips Haines. banjo jug guitar tuba

T-Bone Jones guitar mandolin vocals

Dr Groove Green piano harmonica.

From this site -

http://www.dannyhaines.com/armpitjugband/begin.htm

"Before the Armpit Jug Band there was the Gosford Armpit Band. And before that there were several
disparate and desperate individuals wandering the mysterious and joyous landscape of the early 60s.

Jazz Beasley and Hot Lips Haines, his surly companion in schoolboy criminality, were struggling out of the musical straightjackets of the Boys Brigade to form the ill fated Tame Valley Juke Stompers. It foundered on the rocks of discordant incompetence. Little Wedge Beasley was kicking at his pushchair straps and beating his Tommee Tippee in time to Budgie and Iron Maiden.

Somewhere on the others side of the Birmingham tracks, in the depths of Shard End, was

T Bone "Axeman" Jones, treading the solitary path of a blues Visionary. He was to be a catalyst in the evolution of Fleetwood Mac . . . He told Peter Green to give all his money away.



In the days when Fred West was just another cowboy builder with a spare bag of cement .... somewhere in
Gloucester was Stringbean, the tortured aesthete standing alone in the shadows of the match factory . . . England's Glory! He tossed a coin up into the foggy glare of a sodium lamp and lost his bus fare home.

Jazz and Stringbean, with others too inept to mention, became the Gosford Armpit Band while students in Coventry. At first it was just holding hands . . . but before they knew it they were going steady. There were hours of rehearsal . . . ( was it 3 or 4?) . . . in a tiny room made of  fetid with the secretion of bodily odours and the acrid smouldering of Park Drives. At last they were ready to thrust themselves into the world of musical history. "




ARMPIT JUG BAND. NO SWEAT. LP. 1975. EURO 50
On COTTAGE Records Label - COT.201R. Stereo. 1975


RECORD IS IN EX CONDITION
PICTURE SLEEVE IS ALSO EX AND SIGNED BY THE BAND (AUTHENTICATED BY A BUSINESS CARD OF THE BAND WHICH WAS OBTAINED AT A CONCERT).
TRACKS ARE:- The Entertainer, Sweet Sue, Overseas Stomp, San Francisco Bay Blues, Slender Doris, Beedle-um-Bum, Ain't she sweet, Ukulele Lady, Washington at Valley Forge, Henry Thomas, Jug Band Music, Coney Island Washboard Roundelay, Careless Love, The Entertainer.
A HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE AND SCARCE RECORD








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