See Reverse For Title Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band


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Catalogue Id:
VMD 79234

JIM KWESKIN AND THE JUG BAND’S third album, December 1966’s SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR TITLE, catches the outfit almost a year-and-a-half after the folk rock wind had blown through pop, and finds them as resolutely earthy and rootsy as ever. Psychedelia may have just been kicking off – constantly touring America, Kweskin headlined over acts like Janis Joplin and The Doors – and San Francisco was about to assert itself as the home of a new good vibe, but Kweskin and Co stuck to their trusted style.

In truth though, “See Reverse Side For Title” wasn’t that far removed from the sprit of San Francisco. The Grateful Dead’s roots lay in the same country-folk-jug band smorgasbord as The Kweskin Band. The LP featured a version of Viola Lee: so did the Dead’s debut album. Chevrolet would later become familiar to the wider world via Janis Joplin. Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band were clearly part of the same continuum.

More intriguingly, a version of Fishing Blues had been recorded by the Lovin’ Spoonful for their debut album “Do You Believe In Magic”, issued in December 1965. Curiously, “See Reverse Side For Title” also included a cover of Blues In The Bottle, another track heard on the Spoonful’s first long player. That the two songs previously given outings by the Spoonful opened each side of “See Reverse Side For Title” begs the question of whether Kweskin was pointedly setting out his stall: identifying these songs with his band.

Whatever the answer, this was an exciting album. Forget the old-time vibe normally associated with Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, just dig the music.

Track listing

Side 1

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