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Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Vol. 1
     

Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Vol. 1

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These are 23 rare 78s from the 1920s and 1930s, chosen to illustrate the wide range of "early American rural music" that made its way onto disc in the early days of the recording industry. This will not get nearly as much press as Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music box, yet it's on par with that ballyhooed re-release

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These are 23 rare 78s from the 1920s and 1930s, chosen to illustrate the wide range of "early American rural music" that made its way onto disc in the early days of the recording industry. This will not get nearly as much press as Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music box, yet it's on par with that ballyhooed re-release as an overview of the roots of American roots music, so to speak. Styles vary from country blues and fiddle hoedowns to banjo music and jug bands. The Memphis Jug Band is the only name here that might be familiar to more than the most well-versed folk historians. Highlights include J.P. Nestor and Norman Edmonds' "Train on the Island," a frenetic string band gallop; the Four Wanderers' eerie gospel tune, "The Fault's in Me"; and Ken Maynard's "Fannie Moore," a direct predecessor of country music in its vocal phrasing.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/1997
Label:
Yazoo
UPC:
0016351202826
catalogNumber:
2028
Rank:
104608

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Memphis Jug Band   Track Performer
Buell Kazee   Track Performer
Buddy Boy Hawkins   Track Performer
Richard Rabbit Brown   Track Performer
Bob Campbell   Track Performer
Winston Holmes   Track Performer
Louie Lasky   Track Performer
Charlie Turner   Track Performer
Charlie Jordan   Track Performer
Bascom Lamar Lunsford   Track Performer
Ken Maynard   Track Performer
Nugrape Twins   Track Performer
Wilmer Watts   Track Performer
A.A. Gray   Track Performer
Whitter   Track Performer
Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers   Track Performer
J.P. Nestor   Track Performer
Seven Foot Dilly & His Hot Pickles   Track Performer
Dykes Magic City Trio   Track Performer
Norman Edmonds   Track Performer
Four Wanderers   Track Performer
Happy Hayseeds   Track Performer
Oaks Family   Track Performer
Frank Blevins and his Tar Heel Rattlers   Track Performer
Lonely Eagles   Track Performer
Southern Moonlight Entertainers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

A.P. Carter   Composer
Don Kent   Liner Notes
Richard Nevins   Producer
Charles K. Wolfe   Liner Notes
Joan Pelosi   Artwork

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Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Vol. 1 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Michael_A_Tipton More than 1 year ago
I was just doing an internet search on "John Riley Dykes", a member of the "Magic City Trio". They are doing "Tennessee Girls". John Riley Dykes is a distant relative of mine. He was my grandmother's step father. The group won a contest and was awarded a recording contract in New York. I am just trying to find out what information I still can.