'Broke & Hungry' Blues 1926 - 1940 - Viper DL144

‘Broke & Hungry’ Blues 1926 – 1940 – Viper DL144

15th of March 2021  – DOWNLOAD

Living in America was tough in the 1920’s and 1930’s there was the Stock Market crash followed by The Great Depression and its aftermath. This was especially true for Musicians, whether you were black or white. Being broke and hungry was the norm for so many who fell through the cracks and ended up having to live by their wits, in a cycle of day-to-day survival.

On this album are some of the greats including Bessie Smith, Harlem Hamfats, Blind Lemon Jefferson and many more, who lived through these times bringing a source of truth and empathy that the general populace could relate to. The struggle continues……..

 

 

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TRACKS
1. Jenny Pope – Rent Man Blues 1930
2. Harlem Hamfats – Oh Babe, Has You Money Gone ? 1939
3. Slim Smith – Bread Line Blues 1931
4. Blind Lemon Jefferson – Broke and Hungry 1926
5. Bessie Smith – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out 1929
6. Asa Martin & his Kentucky Hillbillies – Lonesome, Broke and Weary 1938
7. The Hokum Boys – It’s All Gone Now 1929
8. Bogus Ben Covington – I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop 1928
9. Luke Jordan – Pick Poor Robin Clean 1927
10. Jim Jackson – I Heard the Voice of a Pork chop 1928
11. Ramblin’ Thomas – No Job Blues 1928
12. Geeshie Wiley – Pick Poor Robin Clean 1931
13. Genevieve Davis – Haven’t Got a Dollar 1927
14. Sweet Papa Stovepipe – All Birds Look Like Chicken to Me 1926
15. Kid Stormy Weather – Bread and Water Blues 1935
16. Joe Stone – It’s hard Time 1933
17. Freddie Brown – Raised in the Alley Blues 1929
18. The Mississippi Sheiks – Sales Tax 1934
19. Skip James – If You Haven’t Got any Hay, Get on Down the Road 1930
20. Lucious Curtis – Time is Gittin’ Hard 1940