Songs - Mr Slater's Parrot / Morning Blues / Ask Me No Questions / Stealin / Just Because.
The Armpit Jug Band began life in Coventry UK in 1970 after emerging from Coventry College of Education University of Warwick.
Stringbean Cumming. vocals kazoo washboard
Jazz Beasley. Conductor traps guitar sax clarinet harmonica
Hot Lips Haines. banjo jug guitar tuba
T-Bone Jones guitar mandolin vocals
Dr Groove Green piano harmonica.
"Before the Armpit Jug Band there was the Gosford Armpit Band. And before that there were several
Jazz Beasley and Hot Lips Haines, his surly companion in schoolboy criminality, were struggling out of the musical straightjackets of the Boys Brigade to form the ill fated Tame Valley Juke Stompers. It foundered on the rocks of discordant incompetence. Little Wedge Beasley was kicking at his pushchair straps and beating his Tommee Tippee in time to Budgie and Iron Maiden.
Somewhere on the others side of the Birmingham tracks, in the depths of Shard End, was
T Bone "Axeman" Jones, treading the solitary path of a blues Visionary. He was to be a catalyst in the evolution of Fleetwood Mac . . . He told Peter Green to give all his money away.
In the days when Fred West was just another cowboy builder with a spare bag of cement .... somewhere in
Jazz and Stringbean, with others too inept to mention, became the Gosford Armpit Band while students in Coventry. At first it was just holding hands . . . but before they knew it they were going steady. There were hours of rehearsal . . . ( was it 3 or 4?) . . . in a tiny room made of fetid with the secretion of bodily odours and the acrid smouldering of Park Drives. At last they were ready to thrust themselves into the world of musical history. "
On COTTAGE Records Label - COT.201R. Stereo. 1975
PICTURE SLEEVE IS ALSO EX AND SIGNED BY THE BAND (AUTHENTICATED BY A BUSINESS CARD OF THE BAND WHICH WAS OBTAINED AT A CONCERT).
TRACKS ARE:- The Entertainer, Sweet Sue, Overseas Stomp, San Francisco Bay Blues, Slender Doris, Beedle-um-Bum, Ain't she sweet, Ukulele Lady, Washington at Valley Forge, Henry Thomas, Jug Band Music, Coney Island Washboard Roundelay, Careless Love, The Entertainer.
A HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE AND SCARCE RECORD