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Take Your Time, Mr. Brown
The Sugar Kings
2000

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Song Name (Composer)
Time
1.
Papa's On The House Top (Leroy Carr)
2:48
2.
Ice Cream Man (Tom Waits)
2:51
3.
Gillum's Windy Blues (Jazz Gillum)
2:30
4.
Furniture Man (Traditional)
3:27
5.
Fixin' To Die (Bukka White)
3:43
6.
Sad Sap Sucker (Fats Waller, Ed Kirkeby)
2:50
7.
Bad Luck Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
3:34
8.
Crazy About You (Jazz Gillum) State Street Boys
2:54
9.
Leavin' Home (Charlie Poole)
3:07
10.
Get Up Off That Jazzophone (Blues Birdhead) The Bubbling Over Five
3:53
11.
Oh Lonesome Me (Don Gibson)
2:25
12.
Darling's Dream (Clint Hoover)
4:33
13.
Bear Cat Mama (Gene Autry) W. Lee O'daniel
2:46
14.
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) (Billy Austin, Louis Jordan)
3:12
15.
On The Road Again (Memphis Jug Band)
2:38


The Minneapolis StarTribune
by Tom Surowicz
May 14th, 2000

Here comes the Sugar Kings -- winners of the ceremonial waffle iron at the Minneapolis “Battle of the Jug Bands” in 1998 -- with their debut CD: a charming roots affair with the rather odd instrumentation of guitar, harmonica and tuba.

All three members play music from old 78s -- acoustic blues, “garage jazz,” country and hokum -- as if it was their birthright, but this is the kind of record where Tom Waits fits perfectly alongside Gene Autry, and the unregenerate hard country blues of Bukka White is as welcome as the proto-R&B strains of Louis Jordan.

Guitarist Cam Waters is a confident and colorful enough singer to bridge all those backroads of Americana. Clint Hoover quietly amazes with an assortment of harps. And Steve Sandberg’s tuba bass lines give the little band its special jolly bounce and character. Having guests as savvy as Dakota Dave Hull (national steel guitar), Bill Hinkley (fiddle), and Jim Fields (percussion) doesn’t hurt, either. The Sugar Kings perform next Sunday at Cedar Cultural Centre in Minneapolis.
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