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Hayes, Clifford

(born: 1895  -  died: 1957) 

Born in Glasgow, KY, Clifford Hayes was one of four sons. Hayes, who played the fiddle, joined the Earl McDonald Jug Band in Louisville, the city where jug bands originated. After a disagreement in 1919, Hayes formed his own band and played in a few sessions with Sarah Martin. Some of his recordings can still be found listed under Clifford Hayes and the Louisville Jug Bands. For more see The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by J. E. Kleber, and That Crazy Jug Band Sound. View image and listen to Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers - Frog Hop (1929) on YouTube.

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