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Relax Your Mind
Jim Kweskin
Relax Your Mind
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
 
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The amazing Jim Kweskin (one of the pillars of the Vanguard label) & his talented jug band are responsible for breathing new life into traditional American blues, country, jazz & ragtime & tying it all together under the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jim Kweskin
Title: Relax Your Mind
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universe Italy
Release Date: 10/21/2003
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 8026575091221

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The amazing Jim Kweskin (one of the pillars of the Vanguard label) & his talented jug band are responsible for breathing new life into traditional American blues, country, jazz & ragtime & tying it all together under the 'Old Time Music' heading. Characteristic of the jug band is the use of so-called 'poorman's' instruments, which include the kazoo, the harmonica, the washtub bass & the washboard, all of which talented musicians used to imitate the sound of the old time Dixieland bands. Relax Your Mind, however, features just two musicians from the jug band, the great harmonica player Mel Lyman & multi-instrumentalist Fritz Richmond. This Kweskin album is one of our favorites & contains a beautiful medley of classic ragtimes reinterpreted with all the usual Kweskin irony, plus traditional American songs like 'The Cuckoo', 'Buffalo Skinners' & tracks by historic bluesmen like Mississippi