Joanne "Pug" Horton fell in love with jazz and blues through recordings of American artists which managed to reach her home in northern England. Inspired by Bessie Smith, Pug began singing blues and classic jazz with local bands and she has remained deeply involved throughout her life. She has participated in numerous recordings with her husband, Bob Wilber, often creating lyrics for his original compositions and acting as a Mistress of Ceremonies for live performances. Together they have created musical tributes to some of America's greatest jazz artists, including Benny Goodman and Sidney Bechet.
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Video is available on loan in DVD format from the Hamilton College Library, via Interlibrary Loan. Please contact your local library's Interlibrary Loan department to have them request specific items via WorldCat Resource Sharing or ALA Form. Interested scholars and jazz enthusiasts are welcome to visit the Hamilton campus and the archive room for consultation with the director. URL: http://www.hamilton.edu/jazzarchive/