jug band
noun Date: circa 1933 a band that uses primitive or improvised instruments (as jugs, washboards, and kazoos) to play blues, jazz, and folk music

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Jug Band — Un jug band (littéralement : groupe pichet , le terme jug désignant un pichet en anglais) est un groupe de musique composé de musiciens qui utilisent à la fois des instruments traditionnels et des instruments bricolés. On y trouvait donc… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • jug band — ☆ jug band n. [from the jug used to produce bass notes by blowing across the opening] a kind of small string band or jazz band using simple instruments, as guitars, harmonicas, and kazoos, and makeshift ones, as washtubs or empty jugs …   English World dictionary

  • jug band — musical ensemble in which the bass line is carried or augmented by a player blowing on the open lip of a JUG (Cf. jug) (n.), 1886, American English …   Etymology dictionary

  • jug band — jug′ band n. mad a small band that plays chiefly blues or folk music on very simple instruments, as washboards, harmonicas, kazoos, and empty jugs • Etymology: 1930–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Jug band — A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of traditional and home made instruments. These home made instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making of sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, stovepipe and… …   Wikipedia

  • Jug band — Cannon s Jug Stompers …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jug-Band — Cannon s Jug Stompers Eine Jug Band ist eine Musikgruppe mit einem Jug Spieler. Der Jug ist ein Tonkrug (ersatzweise ein anderes Gefäß), der angeblasen wird und auf diese Weise Bass artige Töne erzeugt. Die übrigen Instrumente einer Jug Band sind …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jug band — noun a musical group that uses jugs and washboards and kazoos and other improvised instruments • Hypernyms: ↑ensemble * * * noun : a band using usually crude or improvised instruments (as jugs, washboards, and kazoos) to play blues, jazz, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jug band — noun Especially in the U. S., a group of rustic musicians, specializing in bluegrass or folk music, whose instruments include empty jugs, bottles, and similar containers of various sizes which produce musical sounds when the player blows across… …   Wiktionary

  • jug band — /ˈdʒʌg bænd/ (say jug band) noun a band playing music which is a light offshoot of jazz characterised by out of time singing and home made instruments such as washing boards, jugs and other kitchenware …   Australian English dictionary

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