Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Vol. 2

Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Vol. 2

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Overview

Like volume one, this presents 23 examples of early American rural music, mastered from rare 78s of the 1920s and 1930s. And like volume one, the names here will challenge the expertise of all but the most fanatical collector; only Uncle Dave Macon, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Henry Thomas, and maybe Blind Alfred Reed will be familiar. It's a valuable sampler of non-urban sounds as captured in the early days of the recording industry, when primitive technology and marketing naivete ensured that the music was virtually unadulterated. Fiddles, banjos, and plaintive, spirited vocals abound. Bobby Leecan's jugband romp "Washboard Cut Out" is the most exuberant track; Rev. D.C. Rice's gospel number "Lord Keep Me with a Mind" starts off in a more somber mood, but soon evolves into a jubilant New Orleans-styled arrangement.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
Label: Yazoo
UPC: 0016351202925
catalogNumber: 2029
Rank: 65296

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannon's Jug Stompers   Track Performer
Henry Thomas   Track Performer
Blind Alfred Reed   Track Performer
Rev. D.C. Rice   Track Performer
Ernest V. Stoneman   Track Performer
Earl Johnson   Track Performer
Joe McCoy   Track Performer
Georgia Crackers   Track Performer
Tweedy Brothers   Track Performer
John Dilleshaw   Track Performer
Wilmer Watts   Track Performer
Louie Bluie   Track Performer
Allen Shaw   Track Performer
A.A. Gray   Track Performer
Sid Harkreader   Track Performer
Lonely Eagles   Track Performer
Southern Moonlight Entertainers   Track Performer
Kahle Brewer   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Richard Rabbit Brown   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Allen Shaw   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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