Tox Tunes #91: I Can’t Stand It (Memphis Jug Band)

December 22, 2014, 12:29 am

What are you gonna do when your troubles get like mine
Take a mouthful of sugar and drink a bottle of turpentine

The Memphis Jug Band recorded in the 1920s and 1930s with an ever-changing lineup of musicians and instruments, usually including a liquor jug to provide the bass line. The 1960s blues-rock band Canned Heat obviously borrowed from this song for their own Turpentine Moan. [HT Laura Leivick]
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Tox Tunes #20: Cocaine Habit Blues (Memphis Jug Band)

Tox Tunes #70: Turpentine Blues (Canned Heat)

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