Oh Brother, Can You Spare A Dime: American Songs From the Depression Era

Oh Brother, Can You Spare A Dime: American Songs From the Depression Era

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Release Date: 1/16/2004

Heat rises from a red clay road. A lonesome train whistle moans. A girl in a faded sundress waves goodbye to her sweetheart, as he heads for the city in search of work. Images of hard times and hope, captured in the harmonies and instrumental fireworks of a bluegrass tune–music that recalls another era, but sings eloquently to our own.

Oh Brother, Can You Spare a Dime is a treasury of timeless bluegrass songs. Mountain ballads and chain gang laments performed by legendary country stars, work songs and barn dance stompers interpreted by a new generation of pickers and fiddlers–this is the real, unfiltered stuff. With dazzling musicianship and heartfelt lyrics that speak in the voices of average people, bluegrass is America’s true virtuoso folk art. In an age of packaged feelings and programmed taste, Oh Brother, Can you Spare a Dime is a rarity–a direct and honest musical experience.

 

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