Dixieland Jug Blowers - Victor 20420 (1926)

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A shadowy figure in jazz and blues history, Clifford Hayes was a violinist, but was more significant as a leader of recording sessions. He recorded with Sara Martin (1924), and often teamed up with banjoist Cal Smith in early jug bands including the Old Southern Jug Band, Clifford's Louisville Jug Band, the well-known Dixieland Jug Blowers (1926-1927), and Hayes' Louisville Stompers (1927-1929). One of the Dixieland Jug Blowers' sessions featured the great clarinetist Johnny Dodds, while pianist Earl Hines was a surprise star with the otherwise primitive Louisville Stompers (a jug-less group with a front line of Hayes' violin and Hense Grundy's trombone). Clifford Hayes' last recordings were in 1931.

Lockwood Lewis as, v / Johnny Dodds cl (House Rent Blues) / Clifford Hayes vn / Cal Smith, Freddy Smith, Curtis Hayes bj / Earl McDonald jug, v / Henry Clifford jug.

Recorded at the Webster Hotel in Chicago on December 10 (Lard) & 11, 1926.

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