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

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351202925
  • Catalog Number: 2029
  • Sales rank: 164,829

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 John Henry Blues (3:13)
  2. 2 Moanin' The Blues (3:01)
  3. 3 Lonesome Road Blues - Kahle Brewer (3:00)
  4. 4 Washboard Cut Out - Bobby Leecan (2:56)
  5. 5 Bob McKinney (2:56)
  6. 6 Swanee River - Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia Reelers (3:17)
  7. 7 James Alley Blues - Richard Rabbit Brown (3:08)
  8. 8 Sail Away Ladies - Uncle Dave Macon (2:59)
  9. 9 The Rooster's Crowing Blues (3:03)
  10. 10 Tallapoosa Bound (3:13)
  11. 11 Billy Grimes, the Rover - The Shelor Family (2:46)
  12. 12 Brown Skin Girl Down the Lane - The Massey Family (2:45)
  13. 13 You Know You Done Me Wrong - Joe McCoy (3:14)
  14. 14 Old Joe - Sid Harkreader (2:52)
  15. 15 Beware (3:11)
  16. 16 Knocking Down Casey Jones - Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles (3:12)
  17. 17 Four Day Blues - Tommie Bradley (3:13)
  18. 18 Riley The Furniture Man (3:06)
  19. 19 Piney Woods Girl - Emmett Lundy (2:46)
  20. 20 State Street Rag (2:49)
  21. 21 Sugar In The Ground (3:07)
  22. 22 Then I'll Move To Town - Southern Moonlight Entertainers (2:51)
  23. 23 Lord Keep Me With A Mind (2:51)
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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
The Georgia Crackers Track Performer
The 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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