Bands: But Only Use a 10-Cent Comb

Red McKenzie of the Mound City Blue Blowers was the Benny Goodman of the kazoo and the Harry James of the musical comb, the man who made it a beautiful thing to be a comb player. The sound of McKenzie's melodic bzzz drifted off in the '30s, but his name is now revered in Cambridge, Mass., where Harvard students crowd into the Club 47 to hear the music of McKenzie's spiritual heirs: Jim Kweskin and His Jug Band. On washtub, kazoo, stovepipe, scrub board and comb, Kweskin's band plays old-fashioned "good time" music...

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