080Various ‘Life is Like a Card Game’ US Gambling Songs 1920’s – 1950’s – DL080

Released: 5th September 2011, Download Only

People love to gamble, it’s exciting and fraught with danger, in a world rigid with conformity and mediocrity- no wonder people turn to the element of chance in a vain hope of hitting that big win and a solution to all their problems. Of course this is a very rare occurrence and for the most part the dream is short lived. No wonder then that so many great songs have been written about the subject- Gambling in life is also synonymous with the Rock ‘n’ Roll life style- Living on the edge – Let’s face it ‘Thee who dares wins’. Whether it be Blues, Country or Rockabilly – you just struck lucky if you got your hands on this album!.

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  1. Roving Gambler – Marvin Rainwater 1956
  2. Railroadin’ & Gamblin’ – Uncle Dave Macon 1924
  3. Rambling Gambler – The Dixon Brothers 1937
  4. One Eyed Jacks – Johnny & Dorsey Burnette 1959
  5. Gambling Bar Room Blues – Jimmie Rogers 1932
  6. Life is like a Card Game – Big Joe Turner 1950
  7. Shooting High Dice – The Mississippi Sheiks 1932
  8. You Can’t Win in Here – Harlem Hamfats 1939
  9. Dying Gambler – Blind Willie McTell 1935
  10. The Roving Gambler – Elton Britt 1935
  11. King of Spades – Peetie Wheatstraw 1956
  12. Gamblin’ Women – Gatemouth Moore 1949
  13. The Gambling Man – Sister O.M. Terrell 1953
  14. Gamblers Blues (St James Infirmary Blues) – The Hokum Boys 1929
  15. The Numbers Blues – Roy Milton 1950
  16. Gamblin’ Man blues – St Louis Red Mike Bailey 1938
  17. Lucky 11 Rock– Chuck Slaughter & the Shamrocks 1959
  18. Snitchin’ Gambler Blues– The Memphis Jug Band 1928
  19. Gambling women – Memphis Minnie 1935
  20. Deck of Cards – Tex Ritter with Buddy Cole 1948