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Eddie McGehee | Brokedown Ballads & Hard Luck Blues

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Brokedown Ballads & Hard Luck Blues

by Eddie McGehee

These songs were written by the people who lived through the Great Depression and they tell the story of what they saw, felt and experienced.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Prohibition Blues
3:52 album only
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2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
3:28 album only
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3. No Depression
3:41 album only
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4. All in Down and Out Blues
3:32 album only
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5. Breadline Blues
3:31 album only
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6. The Rich Man and the Poor Man
3:10 album only
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7. White House Blues
2:46 album only
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8. Hard Travelin'
3:48 album only
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9. Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
3:15 album only
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10. Big Rock Candy Mountain
3:15 album only
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11. Down on Penny's Farm
2:17 album only
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12. Pretty Boy Floyd
3:17 album only
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13. Do Re Mi
3:09 album only
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14. Pastures of Plenty
3:16 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It has been more than 80 years since the stock market crashed in October of 1929 and set off a chain of events we know as the Great Depression. Throughout the Depression people wrote and sang songs about the things they experienced. Today these songs exist as living history. These songs testify to the grit, endurance and tenacity of these remarkable people who met adversity with honesty, humor, occassionally anger, pride and dignity. These are not the kinds of songs that were meant to take people's minds off their troubles. These are the songs that pulled no punches and told their stories in plain language. Today, as we face our own difficult times, we can take heart from these songs.

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