Thompson, Rudolph(born: 1913 - died: 1956)
Rudolph Thompson, born in Louisville, KY, was a jug blower. He was the son of Juanita and John H. Thompson, and according to the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the family of five lived in the rear of Chestnut Street on Alley Wadila. John Thompson was a steamer at a tobacco factory. His son, Rudolph, was 12 when he played with the Mud Gutters Jug Band, one of several groups to perform at the 1926 Kentucky Derby. At the age of 13, he was a member of and recorded with Whistler's Jug Band. Rudolph Thompson was the son of John H. and Juanita Thompson [source: 1920 U.S. Census]. For more see "Rudolph Thompson" in the Oxford Music Online Database; and Rudolph Thompson at Discography of American Historical Recordings, a UC Santa Barbara Library website.