Hard Times Come Again No More, Vol. 1

Hard Times Come Again No More, Vol. 1


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
Label: Yazoo
UPC: 0016351203625
catalogNumber: 2036
Rank: 67812


  1. Down on Penny's Farm
  2. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  3. Hard Time Blues
  4. All I Got's Gone
  5. Bread Line Blues
  6. Miss Meal Cramp Blues
  7. My Name Is John Johanna
  8. Serves 'Em Fine
  9. It's Hard Time
  10. All In, Down and Out Blues
  11. Richmond Blues
  12. Hard Times
  13. Georgia Hobo
  14. One Dime Blues
  15. Dixie Boll Weevil
  16. See the Black Clouds A'Breakin' over Yonder
  17. Down and out Blues
  18. Starving to Death on a Government Claim
  19. We Sure Got Hard Times
  20. Georgia Blues
  21. Blue Harvest Blues
  22. Weaver's Life
  23. Hard Times Come Again No More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbecue Bob   Track Performer
Scrapper Blackwell   Track Performer
Mississippi John Hurt   Track Performer
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Track Performer
Uncle Dave Macon   Track Performer
Blind Alfred Reed   Track Performer
Slim Smith   Track Performer
J.D. Short   Track Performer
Ernest V. Stoneman   Track Performer
Fiddlin' John Carson   Track Performer
Lane Hardin   Track Performer
Alec Johnson   Track Performer
Samantha Bumgarner   Track Performer
Dixon Brothers   Track Performer
Kelly Harrell   Track Performer
David McCarn   Track Performer
Bently Boys   Track Performer
Chubby Parker   Track Performer
Edward L. Crain   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Uncle Dave Macon   Composer
Blind Alfred Reed   Composer
Dorsey M. Dixon   Composer
Don Kent   Liner Notes
Richard Nevins   Producer
Charles K. Wolfe   Liner Notes
Alfred Reed   Composer

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