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Hard Times Come Again No More, Vol. 1


  • 1. Down on Penny's Farm - The Bently Boys
    2. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? - Blind Alfred Reed
    3. Hard Time Blues - Lane Hardin
    4. All I Got's Gone - Ernest V. Stoneman
    5. Bread Line Blues - Slim Smith
    6. Miss Meal Cramp Blues - Alec Johnson
    7. My Name Is John Johanna - Kelly Harrell
    8. Serves 'Em Fine - David McCarn
    9. It's Hard Time - J.D. Short
    10. All In, Down and Out Blues - Uncle Dave Macon
    11. Richmond Blues - Rutherford & Foster
    12. Hard Times - Elder Curry
    13. Georgia Hobo - Cofer Brothers
    14. One Dime Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
    15. Dixie Boll Weevil - Fiddlin' John Carson
    16. See the Black Clouds A'breakin' over Yonder - Chubby Parker
    17. Down and Out Blues - Scrapper Blackwell
    18. Starving to Death on a Government Claim - Edward L. Crain
    19. We Sure Got Hard Times - Barbecue Bob
    20. Georgia Blues - Samantha Bumgarner
    21. Blue Harvest Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
    22. Weaver's Life - The Dixon Brothers
    23. Hard Times Come Again No More - Graham Brothers
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2036

  • Credits
    ProducerRichard Nevins
    Engineer

    Includes liner notes by Charles K. Wolfe and Don Kent.
    Audio Remasterer: Richard Nevins.
    Liner Note Authors: Charles K. Wolfe; Don Kent.
    Another fine Yazoo collection of vintage American recordings of the '20s and '30s. The theme here of first-hand hardship experience makes for some amazing music, whether by white or black artists. The buoyant "Down on Penny's Farm" is beautifully offset by Blind Alfred Reed's baleful complaint "How Can a Poor Man Stand," complete with fragile fiddle work and loping guitar work. And that's just the first two tracks. It's amazing stuff: part oral history, part entertainment and all priceless, though both volumes together may make for more hard times than you want to experience. ~ Tim Sheridan

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