In the early 1920's he toured the South with Big Joe Williams as a member of the Birmingham Jug Band. In 1927 he cut several sides under his name for the Gennett label in Birmingham. In April 1930, he recorded two more songs for Columbia. These were the last sides for him as a solo artist. In December of that year he teamed up again with the Birmingham Jug Band, a group that still featured Williams on guitar and also Blind Ben Covington and recorded for OKeh. After this session he became a street singer throughout Alabama. Jaybird Coleman died of cancer at the age of 53 in Tuskegee, AL. on January 28, 1950.
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Pat Missin remarked on Coleman's involvement with the Birmingham Jug Band:
"I am totally unconvinced that Jaybird is the harp player on the Birmingham Jug Band sides. The original source for this information is Big Joe Williams and whilst he was a truly great bluesman, he was not the most reliable historian. I guess it's possible that Jaybird played with them at some point, but the harmonica work on the BJB sides sounds nothing like him. They were recorded the same year that Jaybird did those two sides with piano accompaniment and there is a huge difference between the tight ensemble playing the Jug Band and Jaybird's tendency to ignore strictly measured bars, preferring instead those free stretched field holler-like phrases."
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Actually there are two versions of his most popular tune "Man Trouble Blues". The first one was cut in 1927 and is a plain Jaybird solo piece:
In comparison to that here's the second version from 1930featuring piano: