‘Times is gittin’ hard’ Rare Blues from the Mississippi 1920s to 1940s – DL125
Released: 27th March 2018 – Download
No one can deny that the Mississippi River has produced the single most important root source of modern popular music- from it’s source to the delta it has flowed with the Blues. The whole region is known for it’s rich soil and the many plantations where the black population toiled in extreme poverty, the music that was born of this environment could only be called ‘the Blues’. With the emergence of new recording technology in the late 1920’s, many upcoming record labels sent their talent scouts south on field trips to make recordings or invite these artists to travel to Northern cities to make ‘race records’ that illustrated forever the endurance and artistry of a subjugated people……Once again the Viper label has unearthed many rare hidden gems that speak as loudly today as back when they were recorded .