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Pussyfooting

by The Gutbucket Jug Band

Traditional Jug Band sound with a Classic Jazz influence
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Nagasaki The Gutbucket Jug Band
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3:55 album only
2. You'd Better Leave Me Alone
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3:51 album only
3. Sloppy Drunk
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5:31 album only
4. A Kiss To Build A Dream On
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4:44 album only
5. Blues, Just Blues, That's All
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4:09 album only
6. Sweet Substitute
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3:15 album only
7. Willie The Weeper
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3:37 album only
8. Diggin' My Potatoes
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4:27 album only
9. Manha de Carnival
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4:43 album only
10. Mister Blue
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4:10 album only
11. Blues My Naughtie Sweetie
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4:44 album only
12. Stardust
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4:10 album only
13. Coal Man Blues
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2:51 album only
14. I've Got The Stinger
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5:13 album only
15. Dream Man (Make Me Dream)
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3:46 album only
16. Goodnight Sweetheart
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Gutbucket Jug Band's CD "Pussyfooting"

This band has been resurrected with former members Colin Stevens (mandolin, harmonica & vocals), Ron Davis (guitar), Brent Davey (banjo) and Tony Dunn (jug), from the 1960's group of the same name. Until the early 1970's, they were part of the folk coffee-lounge circuit and played at the Port Phillip Folk Festival, which later became the Australian National Folk Festival. The band also found a following amongst traditional jazz aficionados, and were well received at Australian Jazz Conventions. While the band dissolved in the early seventies as band members pursued careers and raised families, some continued playing together in a group called The Panton Hill Umbrella Club. It was during this period that they were joined by Tim Shaw (clarinets & saxophone). The group came together on an occasional basis, during the nineties, and finally got back together as a working group in 1998. A guest appearance has been made by Mick Fleming (banjo and mandolin), an ex Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band member (both Colin and Tony were, at one time, members of Australia's famous Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band).

The band has always enjoyed the challenge of playing music that would be considered, by most people, to be outside the realm of a jug band. As a result, this recording contains only two traditional jug band numbers You'd Better Leave Me Alone and Blues, Just Blues, That's All (with added words from the band) written by the jazz oriented Dixieland Jug Blowers in the early twenties. Coal Man Blues, Sloppy Drunk and Diggin' My Potatoes, from the thirties, get the jug band treatment as does the Theme from Black Orpheus.

The remainder, with the exception of the pop tune Mister Blue, are interpretations of jazz tunes, but played with the gusto of a jug band.


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Glenda


Followed the band for the last few years - catch them every chance at festivals and pub gigs, real musicians, real entertainment. Pussyfooting, purchased at a recent gig has rarely been off the player - goodtime music and then some. Versatile - from Kiss to Build a Dream On to the grittiest blues they get it right. Thankyou Colin Stevens for Goodnight Sweetheart - what a great way to end a perfrect set.
Glenda

Andrew Forrer

I have seen the future of jug band music!
Growing up with the likes of Jim Kweskin and the Even Dozen Jug Bands, I thought that I was in for more of the same from Gutbucket. I mean, where does jugband music go after the '60s? Man, I was wrong! This album has floored me with its variety and impeccable musicality. The versatility of the musicians and the choice of material is awesome - from straight treatments of blues, through Latin, the smoky '20s, Euro-cabaret, and jazz, these guys master all genres. Colin Stevens's vocal is so unique and so right for this band, and is a perfect companion for the beautiful sweet clarinet playing. What an interesting album, with a remarkable collection of songs.

Jim Bunch

Fantastic. Modern Jug Band Music with a new twist.
As a Gutbucket (Washtub Bass) player I seek out a lot of
jug band music. This is one of the best modern jug band CD's
I've ever heard. I especially like how the GJB takes old
standards such as Nagasaki and The Blues My Naughty Sweetie
Give To Me and plays them in a new style, rhythm, and beat.
They don't just copy Jim Kweskin's Jug Band or the old masters
(as so many jug bands do). The musicianship is also superb
and very tight - even on sloppy drunk ;-). Also, you won't
find better jug playing anywhere bar none.

JAB
Gutbucketeer

Jim Bunch

Fantastic. Modern Jug Band Music with a new twist.
As a Gutbucket (Washtub Bass) player I seek out a lot of
jug band music. This is one of the best modern jug band CD's
I've ever heard. I especially like how the GJB takes old
standards such as Nagasaki and The Blues My Naughty Sweetie
Give To Me and plays them in a new style, rhythm, and beat.
They don't just copy Jim Kweskin's Jug Band or the old masters
(as so many jug bands do). The musicianship is also superb
and very tight - even on sloppy drunk ;-). Also, you won't
find better jug playing anywhere bar none.

JAB
Gutbucketeer

Rod Wenz, National Jug Band Jubilee

This CD proves that any tune can become a jug band tune.
The Gutbucketeers have effectively proven once again that jug band music is not a "genre" but a style that makes any tune happier and more interesting. This CD offers us another great ride on the musical omnibus. What a trip!

Lydia


Great music of a style I don't normally listen to. Colin Stevens has a raspy distinctive voice reminiscent of fine bourbon and gutsy blues. The band is entertaining, professional and are all damn fine musicians. I look forward to other CD's and more opportunities to see this band live.