Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
Jim Kweskin ♦ Geoff & Maria Muldaur ♦ Lyman Family 

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
Vanguard VSD-2158
11/63 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Washington At Valley Forge Ager-Yellen 2:00
Sweet Sue Harris-Young 3:45
Overseas Stomp Shade 2:25
Coney Island Washboard Adams-Durand-Nestor-Shugart 2:23
Wild About My Loving trad 3:31
Mobile Line trad 3:25
I'm Satisfied With My Gal trad 1:56
Side Two
Newport News trad 3:20
My Gal trad 2:50
Borneo trad 2:06
Hawaii trad 3:08
Beedle Um Bum trad 2:28
Going To Germany Lewis 2:15
Boodle Am Shake trad 1:48
Jim Kweskin-guitar, kazoo, comb & tissue paper, vocals
Geoff Muldaur-guitar, washboard, kazoo, vocals
Fritz Richmond-jug, washtub bass
Bruno Wolf-vocals, kazoo, harmonica, spoons
Bob Siggins-banjo, mandolin, steel guitar
§Cover Photo-Lawrence Shustak
Produced by:

Note: Album is sub-titled (Unblushing Brassiness)

Don't You Leave Me Here / Rag Momma
Morton (2:32) / trad (2:08)
Vanguard VRS-35027, 3/64

The Blues Project, 3/64
Three early Geoff Muldaur tracks

Jug Band Music
Vanguard VSD-79163 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me Carvon-Morgan-Swanstone 1:56
Jug Band Music† Memphis Jug Band(Add. Verses - G Muldaur) 2:57
I'm A Woman Leiber-Stoller 3:51
Morning Blues‡ Macon(Add. Verses - Dave Simon) 3:00
Vamp Of New Orleans (Sadie Green) Dunn-Wells 2:49
Don't You Leave Me Here† Morton 2:34
Somebody Stole My Gal Wood 3:13
Side Two
K C Moan‡ Memphis Jug Band 3:44
Good Time Charlie Koerner 1:56
Jug Band Waltz Memphis Jug Band 3:36
Whoa Mule Get Up In The Sky Cannon 3:20
Memphis† Berry 3:00
Ukelele Lady‡ Kahn-Whiting 3:49
Rag Mama Blind Boy Fuller 2:08
Jim [Kewskin]-guitar, vocals, comb, banjo
Fritz [Richmond]-jug, washtub bass
Geoffrey [Muldaur]-vocals, guitar, kazoo, washboard, makes faces, vocals†
Maria D'Amato-star female vocalist (I'm A Woman), guitar, kazoo, fiddle, sandpaper block
Bill Keith-banjo
Mel Lyman-harmonica, banjo
Bruno Wolfe-lead vocals‡
Rex Rakish-vocals, everything in the band
§Cover Photo-Larry Shustak
Produced by:


Newport Folk Festival(7/24/65)

Relax Your Mind
Vanguard VSD-79188
2/66 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Sister Kate's Night Out:
  I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate/
  Heebie Jeebies/15 Cents
Piron/Atkins/Jaxon 3:18
Hannah Bouchillion 4:04
Bye Bye Trad 3:35
The Cuckoo Trad 3:59
I Ain't Never Been Satisfied Trad, new words Kweskin-Kweskin 2:34
Eight More Miles To Louisville Jones 2:59
Side Two
I Got Mine Trad 3:27
Buffalo Skinners Trad 5:24
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor Trad 3:05
Guabi Guabi Trad 3:05
My Creole Belle Hurt 4:35
Relax Your Mind Leadbelly 3:55
Jim Kweskin-vocals, guitar
Fritz Richmond-bass, vocal (Guabi Guabi)
Marilyn Kweskin-vocals (I Ain't Never Been Satisfied)
Mel Lyman-harmonica
Produced by:

Note: I Got Mine and Buffalo Skinners recorded At Club 47, Cambridge, Mass
Composer credits from CD

Newport Folk Festival(7/20,22,24/66)

See Reverse Side For Title
Vanguard VSD-79234
11/66 [UK: 7/67]
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Side One
Blues In The Bottle Stampfel-Weber 3:24
Chevrolet Young-Young 2:51
Christopher Columbus Berry-Razaf 2:07
Never Swat A Fly Brown-DeSylva-Henderson 3:32
Richland Woman Hurt 4:21
Downtown Blues Sane-Stokes 2:09
Turn The Record Over Keith-Kweskin-Muldaur-Richmond 2:35
Side Two
Fishing Blues Thomas-Williams 3:21
Storybook Ball Montgomery-Perry 3:21
That's When I'll Come Back To You Biggs 2:50
Viola Lee Blues Lewis 3:55
Papa's On The Housetop Carr 2:19
Onyx Hop Newton 2:30
Jim Kweskin-guitar, vocals
Fritz Richmond-jug, washtub bass
Geoff Muldaur-guitar, kazoo, washboard
Maria D'Amato-vocals, fiddle
Bill Keith-banjo
§Cover Photo-Charlie Frizzell
Produced by:


Jump For Joy
Vanguard VSD-79243
6/67 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Moving Day Sterling-Von Tilzer, add words Kweskin 3:18
Memphis Blues Handy-Robinson 2:56
Kicking The Gong Around Arlen-Koehler 3:16
You're Not The Only Oyster In The Stew Burk-Spina 2:55
He's In The Jailhouse Now Anderson 4:31
My Melancholy Baby Burnett-Morton-Watson 3:18
Side Two
There'll Be Some Changes Made Overstreet 3:24
Medley: Oh Miss Hannah/That's My Weakness Now Deppen-Hollingsworth/Green-Stept 3:49
Jazzbo Brown Gershwin-Gershwin-Heyward 3:44
Stagerlee PD 3:37
I Can't Give You Anything But Love Fields-McHugh 3:25
Louisiana Johnson-Razaf-Schafer 3:03
Jim Kweskin-vocals, guitar
with: The Neo-Passe Jazz Band:
Ted Butterman-cornet
Marty Gross-banjo, guitar, arrangements
Frank Chace-clarinet, bass sax
Kim Cusack-tenor sax, clarinet
Johnny Frigo-violin
Truck Parham-bass
Wayne Jones-drums
§Cover Design-Jules Halfant; Photo-Charlie Frizzell
Produced by: Samuel Charters


Newport Folk Festival(7/15/67)

Garden Of Joy
Reprise RS-6266
11/67 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
If You're A Viper Howard 1:57
Minglewood Lewis 2:50
Garden Of Joy Hayes 2:17
The Circus Song Guernsey-Thompson 3:29
My Old Man Hanighen-Mercer 2:00
Kaloobafak (I'm Confessin' That I Love You) Dougherty-Neiburg-Reynolds-Richmond 3:51
Side Two
The Sheik Of Araby Smith-Snyder-Wheeler 1:57
When I Was A Cowboy Ledbetter 3:20
Mood Indigo Bigard-Ellington-Mills 2:24
I Ain't Gonna Marry Martin 2:49
Ella Speed trad 2:55
Gee Baby, Ain't It Good To You Razaf-Redman 2:52
Jim Kweskin-guitar, vocals
Fritz Richmond-jug, washtub bass, vocals
Jeff Muldaur-guitar, mandolin, clarinet, washboard, vocals
Maria Muldaur-kazoo, tambourine, vocals
Bill Keith-banjo
Richard Greene-violin, viola
§Art Direction-Ed Thrasher; Cover photos-John Peden
Produced by: John Court


clips from Newport Folk Festivals 1963-1966

Geoff & Maria go out as a duo.

Minglewood / The Sheik Of Araby
Lewis (2:50) / Smith-Snyder-Wheeler (1:57)
Reprise 0624, 11/67

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight¹ / The Circus Song
Dylan (2:46) / Guernsey-Thompson (3:29)
Reprise 0675, 3/68

Newport Folk Festival(7/25/68) Jim Kweskin

Whatever Happened To Those Good Old Days At Club 47
Vanguard VSD-79278
9/68 [UK: ?/68]
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Side One
Mississippi Mud Barris-Cavanaugh 2:28
Buddy Bolden Blues Morton 3:05
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home Trad 2:34
Ain't She Sweet Ager-Yellen 3:49
La Bomba Trad 2:40
Side Two
Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl - 3:17
I Had A Dream Last Night Rodgers 3:13
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue Henderson-Lewis-Young 2:52
Ella Speed Trad 2:29
Blues Trad 2:35
Sheik Of Araby Smith-Snyder-Wheeler 2:30
Jim Kweskin-guitar, comb, autoharp, vocals
Fritz Richmond-jug, washtub bass
Maria Muldaur-fiddle (Ella Speed)
§Cover Art-Kim Whitesides
Produced by:


Open Up Your Soul¹ / Sittin' Alone In The Moonlight¹
Berns-Ragovoy (3:22) / Monroe (3:32)
Reprise 0807, 1/69

The 1969 Warner/Reprise Record Show, 11/69
Unreleased Muldaurs track: All Bowed Down

The Lyman Family With Lisa Kindred:
American Avatar
Reprise RS-6353
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Inside Cover

Side One
California Water-Take One Lyman Family 4:19
James Alley Blues Brown 4:41
Good Shepherd Lyman Family 4:59
Jesus Met The Woman At The Well Lyman Family 5:24
Side Two
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Man To Cry Dylan 4:29
My Love Comes Rolling Down Von Schmidt 6:56
California Water-Take Two Lyman Family 9:19
Lisa Kindred-vocals
Mel Lyman-harmonica
Bruce Langhorne-guitar, electric bass, hand drums
Geoff Muldaur-guitar
Jim Kweskin-guitar
Terry Bernhard-piano
Reed Wasson-string bass
§Cover Design-American Avatar
Produced by: Mel Lyman


Pottery Pie
Reprise RS-6350
3/70 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Catch It Von Schmidt 3:17
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight Dylan 3:56
New Orleans Hopscop Blues Thomas 2:45
Trials, Troubles, Tribulations arr M Muldaur 4:44
Prairie Lullabye Hill 4:48
Guide Me, O Great Jehovah arr M Muldaur 1:36
Side Two
Me And My Chauffeur Blues Memphis Minnie 6:21
Brazil Barroso-Russell 4:17
Georgia On My Mind Carmichael-Gorrell 3:44
Death Letter Blues Son House 6:12
Geoff & Maria Muldaur with Spunk & The Spunkettes:
Geoff Muldaur-guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
Maria Muldaur-vocals
Amos Garrett-lead guitar
Bill Keith-pedal steel guitar
Billy Wolf-bass
Billy Mundi-drums
Rick Marcus-drums
Peter Ecklund-trumpet, whistling (Georgia On My Mind)
Betsy Siggins-backing vocals
Hal Grossman & friends-horns
Produced by: Joe Boyd


Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits

Vanguard VSD-13/14, 9/70, BB [UK: N/R]
no unique tracks

Richard D Herbruck Presents Jim Kweskin's America
Co-starring Mel Lyman And The Lyman Family
Reprise RS-6464
11/71 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Back In The Saddle Autry-Whitley 2:46
Sugar Babe Lipscomb 3:00
Okie From Muskogee Burris-Haggard 3:50
99 Year Blues Daniels 3:43
Ramblin' Round Your City Guthrie-Ledbetter 5:42
Amelia Earhart's Last Flight McEnery 4:57
Side Two
Stealin' Memphis Jug Band 4:27
Old Rugged Cross Bennard 7:50
Dark As A Dungeon Travis 6:33
Old Black Joe Foster 6:59
Jim Kweskin-guitar, banjo, vocals
Reed Wasson-bass
Mayne Smith-dobro, bells, guitar, sandpaper blocks, vocals
Etta Green-cello, vocals (Sugar Babe, Amelia Earhart's Last Flight)
Richard Herbruck-narrator (Okie From Muskogee), tuba (Stealin')
Mel Lyman-harmonica, vocals
Marilyn Kweskin-vocals (Sugar Babe)
Claudia Herbruck, Eve Lyman, Jim Kweskin, Marilyn Kweskin, Mayne Smith, O D Long, Reed Wasson-chorus (99 Year Blues)
§Front Cover Collage-Susan B Lyman; Back Cover Monsters-Anthony Benton Gude
Produced by: Richard D Herbruck




One more album from Geoff & Maria before they divorced and went their separate ways.

Geoff hooked up with Paul Butterfield's Better Days and Maria became a waitress in a donut shop.

Sweet Potatoes
Reprise MS-2073
7/72 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Blue Railroad Train Delmore 3:00
Havana Moon Berry 4:52
Lazy Bones Carmichael-Mercer 4:50
Cordelia Muldaur 3:55
Dardanella Bernard-Black-Fisher 4:30
Side Two
I'm Rich Muldaur 5:11
Sweet Potatoes Gutcheon 2:03
Kneein' Me Muldaur 3:18
Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) Davis-Ramirez-Sherman 4:07
Hard Time Killin' Floor James 4:55
Geoff Muldaur-vocals, piano, guitar, organ, horns
Maria Muldaur-vocals, tambourine
Amos Garrett-lead guitar, trombone, vocal (Lazy Bones)
Bill Keith-pedal steel guitar
John Kahn-bass
Billy Mundi-drums, percussion, gong
Paul Butterfield-blues harp (Havana Moon)
Bobby Notkoff-violin (Lazy Bones, Dardanella, Lover Man)
Stuart Brotman-bass trombone (Cordelia), bowed bass (Lover Man)
Munc Blackburn-flute (Lover Man), alto sax (Dardanella, I'm Rich)
Peter Ecklund-trumpet (Dardanella, I'm Rich)
Junior Turlock-bass (I'm Rich)
Trevor Lawrence-bar sax (I'm Rich)
Gene Dinwiddie-tenor saxophone (I'm Rich)
Jeff Gutcheon piano (Kneein' Me)
Billy Wolf-bass (Hard Time Killin' Floor)
Horns And Strings Arranged By Geoff Muldaur
§Cover Painting-Eric Von Schmidt
Produced by: Nobody [Geoff Muldaur], Joe Boyd (Hard Time Killin' Floor)


Jim continued his folky ways, writing songs for Sesame Street.
In the 80s, he left the music business, but returned in the 2000s.


Official Jim Kweskin website
Mel Lyman Fan website
Maria Muldaur Fan website


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