Chasin' Gus' Ghost

Overview

Documentarist Todd Kwait helms the nonfiction mosaic Chasin' Gus' Ghost as an homage to jug band music. Using as a point-of-entry the introduction to four popular celebrators of that form - Gus Cannon, Cannon's Jug Stompers, The Dixieland Jug Blowers and The Memphis Jug Band - Kwait then employs a co-mingling of archival clips and photographs and interviews to illustrate how jug music impacted folk and rock music from the 1960s through the 1970s. He subsequently moves into a discussion and exploration of jug ...
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Overview

Documentarist Todd Kwait helms the nonfiction mosaic Chasin' Gus' Ghost as an homage to jug band music. Using as a point-of-entry the introduction to four popular celebrators of that form - Gus Cannon, Cannon's Jug Stompers, The Dixieland Jug Blowers and The Memphis Jug Band - Kwait then employs a co-mingling of archival clips and photographs and interviews to illustrate how jug music impacted folk and rock music from the 1960s through the 1970s. He subsequently moves into a discussion and exploration of jug music's widespread popularity in contemporary Japanese culture. Participants (and interviewees) include Bob Weir, Fritz Richmond, John Sebastian, Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur and others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2010
  • UPC: 045507510492
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Folk Era Records
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,935

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samuel Charters Participant
Erik Darling Participant
David Grisman Participant
Jim Kweskin Participant
Maria Muldaur Participant
Geoff Muldaur Participant
John Sebastian Participant
Bob Weir Participant
Technical Credits
Todd Kwait Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Chris Andersen Sound Editor
Carol Kwait Producer
Josh Telson Cinematographer, Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chasin' Gus' Ghost
2. Titles [2:11]
3. Intro [5:47]
4. Gus' Biography [3:49]
5. Walk Right In [3:16]
6. Gus' Grave [4:16]
7. The Anthology [2:58]
8. Mother McCree's [2:11]
9. Kindred Spirits [10:07]
10. History Lesson [6:16]
11. Louisville [5:15]
12. Memphis [5:33]
13. A Road Trip [9:50]
14. Minglewood [7:31]
15. Fritz Tribute [2:40]
16. Japan [10:35]
17. Downtown [2:04]
18. Stealin' [1:42]
19. The Future [7:18]
20. End Credits [6:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Chasin' Gus' Ghost
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Audio Commentary Featuring John Sebastian
   Extras
      Fritz Richmond On: Granny Glasses
      Fritz Richmond On: Post 9/11 Washtub
      Trailers: Short Trailer
      Trailers: Long Trailer
      Sleepy John Estes
      Joseph Spence
      Wild About My Lovin' With John Sebastian
      John Sebastian And Del Goldfarb On: Fritz's Washtub
      John Sebastian And Del Goldfarb On: Fritz Names The Lovin' Spoonful
      John Sebastian And Del Goldfarb On: The Kweskin Band
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