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LATEST RELEASE: "JUGOLOGY" - Greatest Near Misses (Best Of...)

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Best of previously released titles plus bonus tracks of unreleased material, including the perennial-hit "Santa Lost A Ho". Celebrating 38 years of Holidays for the CJB!

"...all of these songs are either fun or funny... fast and frivolous ... very few overly familiar tracks ...with like-minded musicians that like to throw a little swing into their season... If you want to laugh and dance your way into Dec. 25, Christmas Jug Band's "Jugology" is your golden ticket." - Dan MacIntosh, Country Standard Time

"A wild ride of hokum powered by some of the all stars you've been digging in the background all these years... A gasser for anyone with a sense of humor, this isn't a novelty record but it sure is a one of a kind collection. Trust me, almost every house needs this in it's Christmas music collection. Killer stuff from the hippie/beatnik left field." - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Performed on washboard, drums, guitars, percussion, kazoos, slide whistles, jaw harp, washtub bass, jug, accordions, autoharp, harmonica, piano, tenor sax, soprano sax, alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet, chromatic harmonica, recorder, trumpet, and mandolin by... Gregory Leroy "Duke" Dewey (Mad River, Country Joe & the Fish), Tim Eschliman (Etta James, Commander Cody, Rhythmtown-Jive), Austin deLone (Elvis Costello, Fabulous Thunderbirds), Dan Hicks, Paul Wenninger, Nicholas Q "Notjoe" Dewey, Ken "Turtle" Vandermarr, Paul Rogers (Those Darn Accordions), Blake Richardson, Jim Rothermel (Van Morrison), Lance Dickerson (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), Nik Phelps, Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs (Kinky Friedman) and more with Special Guests, Norton Buffalo, Angela Strehli and Maria Muldaur. Manufactured in the USA. Recyclable packaging.


It's about time somebody put together the favorite chronicles of this wacky all-acoustic Holiday combo. Best of previously released titles plus bonus tracks of unreleased material, including the perennial-hit "Santa Lost A Ho". Spans 1986-2009. First ever best of release for The Christmas Jug Band. Culled from the albums: "Mistletoe Jam," "Treeside Hoot," "Rhythm On The Roof," "Uncorked," and "On The Holiday Highway" Bonus tracks, previously unavailable on CD, LP or download are "Santa Claus Is My Main Man" (Dan Hicks) and "I'm Dreaming Of A Wet Christmas" (Tim Eschliman). Recorded at Globe Studios, Mill Valley, CA, Boomtown, Sausalito, CA, Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA, Masonic Hall, Mill Valley, CA, and Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA Engineered by Fred Catero, Tim Eschliman, Lou Judson, Arjan McNamara, Andy Taub. Mastered by Judy Kirschner of Screaming Lizard.

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"JUGOLOGY" Liner Notes:

  1. Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit (a)
  2. Rudolph the Bald-Headed Reindeer (a)
  3. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (a)
  4. Santa Don't Do It (c)
  5. Christmas Time Is Here (c)
  6. Santa Claus Is My Main Man (a2)
  7. Santa Lost A Ho (d)
  8. I'm Dreamin' Of A Wet Christmas (a2)
  9. Hey Santa (d)
  10. Carolin' (e)
  11. Oh, St. Nick (e)
  12. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (d)
  13. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (d)
  14. Washboard Road (c)
  15. Plant A Santa (d)
  16. Under The Mistletoe (b)
  17. S.A.N.T.A (Gloria) (b)
  18. Jug Band Romance (e)
  19. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (b)
KEY: From the albums, Mistletoe Jam (a, a2 cass), Tree-side Hoot (b), Rhythm On The Roof (c), Uncorked (d), On The Holiday Highway (e) 1985-2002. Tracks 6 and 8 are bonus tracks, previously unavailable on CD, LP or download.

Austin deLone: lead vocals [3, 4, 9, 18], piano, accordion, guitar, percussion, kazoo
Tim Eschliman: lead vocals [5, 8, 10, 14, 19], guitar, percussion, kazoo, slide whistles, jaw harp, washtub bass [12]
Gregory Leroy: lead vocals [2], "Duke" Dewey: washboard, drums, jug
Dan Hicks: lead vocals [1, 2, 6, 8, 16, 19], guitar, autoharp, percussion, harmonica [6], drums [13]
Paul Rogers: lead vocals [4, 7, 11, 15, 17], accordion, piano
Nicholas Q "Notjoe" Dewey: harmonica [7, 13], percussion, vocals
Blake Richardson: washtub bass, string bass, vocals
Lance Dickerson: drums [4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 15], washboard [12]
Jim Rothermel: tenor sax, soprano sax, alto sax, clarinet, chromatic harmonica, recorder
Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs: tenor sax, bari sax, clarinet
Norton Buffalo: lead vocals [12], chromatic harmonica
Angela Strehli: lead vocals [13]
Maria Muldaur: lead vocals [13]
Nik Phelps [4, 5, 14]: tenor sax, trumpet, clarinet
Paul Wenninger [1, 2, 3, 6, 8]: washtub bass, kazoo, percussion, vocals
Ken "Turtle" Vandermarr: guitar [1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 16, 17, 19]
Knucklehead McGurk: guitar, mandolin, jug, percussion
Anthony Paule: guitar [18]
Bowen Brown: percussion [18]
Bill DeKuiper: guitar [4, 14]
Paul Robinson: guitar [5]
Fred Catero: whinnie [15]

Produced by Tim Eschliman
Some albums co-produced by Dan Hicks (Mistletoe Jam, Austin deLone (Rhythm On The Roof) or the CJB (On The Holiday Highway)
Tim Eschliman: engineer & mixdown engineer, except:
Fred Catero: engineer [7, 9, 12, 13, 15]
Arjan McNamara: co-engineer [7, 9, 12, 13, 15]
Lou Judson & Coleen of Intuitive Audio: live engineers [10, 11, 18]
Andy Taub: co-engineer [16, 17, 19]

Recorded at Globe Studios, Mill Valley CA, except:
Boomtown, Sausalito, CA [7, 9, 12, 13, 15]
Sweetwater (original location) Mill Valley CA [16, 17, 19]
Masonic Hall, Mill Valley, CA [10, 11]
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA [18]

photos by Mary Mary Jennings, Paul Luscher and unknown. Cover art adapted from Leslie Hagan painting

Cover and Layout by Esch, One Globe Publishing

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Media contacts: Tim Eschliman at (877) 456-2301
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Distribution: City Hall Records San Rafael 415-457-9080

Label: Globe Records

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