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My Favorite Records by Barry Melton of Country Joe & The Fish

Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1969

THERE'S A label called the Origin Jazz Library. One album in the collection is called The Great Jugbands. It's loaded with pure beautiful music. It's mainly old, old 78 r.p.m. records put into an LP collection. Those old jug-band cuts are really the very first American folk bands ever recorded. Those bands preceded jazz. It's fascinating, for me, to hear that music. It's where everything that's happening now actually began. They are very valuable recordings if you want to know about the origin of American bands.

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