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Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions

Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions were a short live jug band that included Jerry Garcia, Pigpen and Bob Weir.

The group formed in the Spring of 1964 and played through the Summer of that year. The line-up was;

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, kazoo, banjo,vocals
  • Ron "PigPen" McKernan - harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, washtub bass, footcrasher, jug, kazoo, vocals
  • Dave Parker - washboard, kazoo, tin cup, vocals
  • Tom Stone - banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals
  • Mike Garbett - washtub bass, guitar, kazoo
One live performance by the group was recorded in July, 1964 at the Top of the Tangent in Palo Alto by Stanford students Pete Wanger and Wayne Ott, who were collecting material for their KZSU-FM radio program, "Live from the Top of the Tangent." This recording was released on CD in 1998. One track from this CD has been included on promotional releases; At the end of 1964 Garcia, Pigpen and Weir formed the Warlocks.

Songs performed by Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions

Ain't It Crazy (aka The Rub)
Beat It On Down The Line
Beedle Um Bum
Big Fat Woman
Boo Break
Boodle Am Shake
Cocaine Habit Blues
Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
In The Jailhouse Now
Memphis Tennessee
The Monkey And The Engineer
My Gal
On The Road Again
Overseas Stomp
Shake That Thing
Yes She Do, No She Don't

Last updated Jan 2007