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A must for understanding the folk era
on February 14, 2001
Maria Muldaur first showed her potential with the splendid version of Richland Woman which appears on this collection. But it is a bit unfair to single her out. Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band worked because of a delightful sense of humor, the interplay between various voices, and solid jug band musicianship. Never Swat a Fly is a humorous piece that has remained in Maria Muldaur's repetoire - see her album with her daughter. Both That's When I'll Come Back to You and Chevrolet, duets with Geoff and Maria Muldaur appear in the Folk Duets anthology - a solid recommendation of the quality.
The album is a mix of jug band classics and humorous pieces done with very solid musicianship and a comfort in the recording studio often missing in "authentic folk" jugband music album. This results in an album that is an excellent introduction to the jugband sound.