Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Grinnel Giggers - Duck Shoes Rag

The Grinnel Giggers were a rural band from the Missouri-Arkansas border, near an inlet from the Mississippi River named Big Lake. The band took its name from a type of fishing done in the Big Lake area. Locals would find in these pools a "trash fish" known as Grinnel (also known as Bowfin), and they would "gig" them in the same way that one would go frog-gigging.

The Grinnel Giggers made only eight recordings, all done in one session in Memphis, May 1930.

The Grinnel Giggers - Duck Shoes Rag

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