Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters recorded Bug in the Taters on May 14th, 1927 in New York City. It was paired with Boatin Up’ Sandy, and released as Brunswick #182.
The tune is comprised of four short four-bar strains D Major, played AABBCCDD.
Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters were the same group as The Hill Billies. The group’s releases on Vocalion were credited to The Hill Billies, their releases on Brunswick credited to Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters. In many cases, the same recordings were released on both labels, credited to the label-specific moniker.
Bug in the Taters, however, is only known to have been released on Brunswick, so it can be said to be by Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters.Bug in the Taters