Ain't Times Hard: Political and Social Comment In The Blues

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065710927
  • Catalog Number: 77109
  • Sales rank: 65,802

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Labor Blues (3:02)
  2. 2 No Dough Blues - Blind Blake (3:05)
  3. 3 Down and out Blues (2:57)
  4. 4 Starvation Blues (3:18)
  5. 5 Bad Time Blues - Barbecue Bob (3:18)
  6. 6 Miss Meal Cramp Blues - Alec Johnson (3:00)
  7. 7 Shelby County Workhouse Blues (2:55)
  8. 8 We Sure Got Hard Times - Barbecue Bob (3:25)
  9. 9 Levee Camp Man Blues (3:12)
  10. 10 Hard Times on Me Blues (2:48)
  11. 11 Tough Times Blues (2:58)
  12. 12 Northern Starvers Are Returning Home - Charlie McCoy (3:35)
  13. 13 Hard Times Done Drove Me to Drink - Leroy Carr (3:28)
  14. 14 Starvation Blues (3:20)
  15. 15 Hard Time Blues - Charlie Spand (2:37)
  16. 16 Chain Gang Bound (3:36)
  17. 17 Days of the Weeks Blues (3:23)
  18. 18 Times Has Done Got So Hard (3:14)
  19. 19 Hard Time Blues (3:17)
  20. 20 The Depression Blues - Leroy Carr (3:04)
  21. 21 Turpentine Blues - Tampa Red (3:22)
  22. 22 Hard Time Blues (2:51)
  23. 23 DeKalb Chain Gang (3:05)
  24. 24 Hard Time Blues (3:11)
  25. 25 Red Cross Blues (3:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Red Cross Man (3:12)
  2. 2 Coal Mountain Blues (2:48)
  3. 3 Red Cross Blues, No. 2 (3:03)
  4. 4 It's Hard Time - Joe Stone (3:12)
  5. 5 R.F.C. Blues - Jack Kelly (3:07)
  6. 6 Red Cross Blues - Walter Davis (3:02)
  7. 7 Sales Tax (3:03)
  8. 8 Welfare Blues - Joshua White (3:26)
  9. 9 C.W.A. Blues (2:46)
  10. 10 Starvation Farm Blues (2:49)
  11. 11 Charity Blues - Charlie McCoy (3:09)
  12. 12 Sylvester and His Mule Blues (3:04)
  13. 13 Providence Help the Poor People - Big Joe Williams (3:06)
  14. 14 Meat and Bread Blues (3:09)
  15. 15 Hard Time Blues (3:19)
  16. 16 Let's Have a Good Deal - Carl Martin (2:45)
  17. 17 Bonus Blues (3:24)
  18. 18 W.P.A. Blues (3:17)
  19. 19 When I Get My Bonus (2:34)
  20. 20 When I Get My Money (3:10)
  21. 21 I'm Gonna Have My Fun - Carl Martin (3:29)
  22. 22 Jungle Man Blues (3:07)
  23. 23 When the Soldiers Get Their Bonus (2:41)
  24. 24 W.P.A. Blues (3:04)
  25. 25 Don't Take Away My P.W.A. - Jimmie Gordon (2:56)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Hobo Jungle Blues (3:00)
  2. 2 New Red Cross Blues - Frank "Springback" James (3:16)
  3. 3 Working for the P.W.A. - Black Ivory King (2:24)
  4. 4 Government Money (3:12)
  5. 5 Working on the Project - Peetie Wheatstraw (3:03)
  6. 6 Hobo Jungle Blues (2:56)
  7. 7 Hard Times Ain't Gone No Where (2:39)
  8. 8 I Have Spent My Bonus - Robert Lee McCoy (2:54)
  9. 9 Relief Blues (2:48)
  10. 10 Unemployment Stomp (2:38)
  11. 11 304 Blues - Peetie Wheatstraw (3:06)
  12. 12 Old Bachelor Blues (2:39)
  13. 13 Welfare Blues (3:37)
  14. 14 Back in My Cell Again (2:42)
  15. 15 Welfare Blues (3:19)
  16. 16 C.C.C. Blues - Washboard Sam (2:56)
  17. 17 Welfare Blues (2:43)
  18. 18 '29 Blues (2:49)
  19. 19 Charity Blues (2:36)
  20. 20 Four-O-Three Blues (3:02)
  21. 21 Warehouse Man Blues (2:49)
  22. 22 Nothing in Rambling (2:45)
  23. 23 Hobo Blues (3:32)
  24. 24 Stamp Blues (2:35)
  25. 25 Hard Times Is on Me (3:07)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Keep Straight Blues - Jelly Belly (2:18)
  2. 2 Red Cross Store Blues - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (3:22)
  3. 3 Working Man Blues - Jelly Belly (2:33)
  4. 4 Post-War Future Blues - Cousin Joe (3:07)
  5. 5 Shipyard Woman (2:58)
  6. 6 Living in a Different World - Roosevelt Sykes (3:13)
  7. 7 Reconversion Blues - Ivory Joe Hunter (3:09)
  8. 8 Sunny Road - Roosevelt Sykes (3:07)
  9. 9 Bonus Pay - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:53)
  10. 10 Luxury Tax Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (3:03)
  11. 11 Unemployment Blues (2:48)
  12. 12 Hard Times (2:37)
  13. 13 Stockyard Blues - Floyd Jones (2:52)
  14. 14 High Cost Low Pay Blues - Ivory Joe Hunter (2:42)
  15. 15 Homeless Blues - Willie "Long Time" Smith (3:12)
  16. 16 Inflation Blues - Jack McVea (2:52)
  17. 17 Strike Blues (2:35)
  18. 18 Strike Blues - John Lee Hooker (2:39)
  19. 19 Cotton Picking Blues (2:48)
  20. 20 Ain't Times Hard - Floyd Jones (3:07)
  21. 21 Tough Times - John Brim (3:07)
  22. 22 Depression Blues - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2:52)
  23. 23 The Panic's On - Jimmy McCracklin (3:32)
  24. 24 Things Are So Slow - J.B. Hutto (3:07)
  25. 25 Eisenhower Blues - J.B. Lenoir (2:54)
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