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SEE: The Speakeasy Three: “When I Get Low, I Get High”

These ladies from England are influenced by the sound and style of female legends like: The Andrews Sisters, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Josephine Baker, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf.

Video: “When I Get Low, I Get High” The Speakeasy Three

A few years ago they released their video of “When I Get Low, I Get High. Now the video has been viewed over four and a half million times. The historical setting and the intriguing vocals really are inspiring.  Follow the Speakeasy Three here.

Prepare to swing, sway, sizzle and swoon! The Speakeasy Three are rolling out their show-stopping, room-swinging, after dark agenda for your delight.

Photo credit: Screen from video “when I get Low. I get High. The speakeasy three

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Feature | Pre- WWII old time Blues The Steel City Jug Slammers

Pre- WWII old time Blues The Steel City Jug Slammers

In the tradition of the Memphis Jug Bands in the late 20s and early 30s these guys bring us music about life, women, and booze performed most of the time on a washtub bass, jug, banjo, guitar and kazoo. The Steel City Jug Slammers are a modern jug band performing pre- WWII old time blues since 2012.

Sounds of the 78 RPM era back to life

On their website you’ll read that: “The band was started by Nicholas “Ramblin’ Ricky Tate” Bate with Jerrod Atkins & friends in 2012. The band consists of Ramblin’ Ricky Tate, Washtub Jay, & Maxwell Honeycup. Since forming the band has become known for their jug band antics. Performing a catalog of classics and originals, the Steel City Jug Slammers brings the sounds of the 78 RPM era to life.”

SOUNDS LIKE: Hackensaw Boys | Memphis Jug Bands | The Devil Makes Three | Mr. Hokum | Roots Music



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Old American Ragtime by the G Burns Jug Band’s

Old American Ragtime by the G Burns Jug Band’s

The G Burns Jug Band  brings you back to old America of 20s and 30s, to the  string bands, the heavy fiddle music and  blues songs from women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. Expect happy up-tempo traditional songs with bluegrass, roots and folk influences of this group.

“Music with an intensity and authenticity rarely heard today: urban Blues, mountain fiddle, and popular music of the nineteen-twenties and thirties.”

This music is very enjoyable and unique for the multiple instruments. The mixed vocals make the band able to perform a whole lot of song in a different style and with different soul. This is  vintage American modern music at his best if you ask me.


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