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The Cincinnati Jug Band was led by two brothers, Bob Coleman (1906-1966) and Walter Coleman (1908-1937) who were fixtures of the red-light district centered on George Street in Cincinnati in the 1920s and 1930s. Bob Coleman was the first to make records, traveling to Chicago in May 1928 with Sam Jones (aka Stovepipe No. 1) to make four sides for Vocalion. When he returned to Chicago in order to record for Paramount Records in January 1929, Coleman brought his younger brother Wal... Read more

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