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These compilations cover the entire breadth and scope of early American rural music from the 1700s through the 1800s, including archaic ballads, old modal banjo songs, rags, fiddle tunes, blues, breakdowns, parlor ballads, fundamentalist hymns, rousing religious songs, and much more. They present a fascinating overview that is nothing less than a trip back in time to the most fertile and diverse musical environment that ever existed on earth.


The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of , 46 super rarities - classic performances of early blues and old country music from the 1920s and 30s, including 2 never heard before selections by Son House. Large 20 page illustrated booklet included inside! Striking cover art by legendary cartoonist Robert Crumb.
Back To The Crossroads
The Roots of Robert Johnson
Times Ain't Like They Used To Be, Vol. 8
Early American Rural Music
Classic Recordings of the 20s and 30s
Times Ain't Like They Used To Be, Vol. 7
Early American Rural Music
Classic Recordings of the 20s and 30s
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Yazoo 2202

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made OfThe Dead Sea Scrolls of Record Collecting

Yazoo 2070 Back To The Crossroads
The Roots of Robert Johnson
Yazoo 2068 Times Ain't Like They Used To Be, Vol. 8
Early American Rural Music
Classic Recordings of the 20s and 30s
Yazoo 2067 Times Ain't Like They Used To Be, Vol. 7
Early American Rural Music
Classic Recordings of the 20s and 30s
Yazoo 3002 The Best There Ever Was
Legendary Early Blues Performers
Classic Recordings From the 1920s & 1930s
Yazoo 2065 Down On The Levee
The Piano Blues of St. Louis, Vol. 2
Classic Piano Blues, Rags, and Stomps of the 1920s & 1930s
Yazoo 2200 Kentucky Mountain Music
7 CDs and 32-page booklet included
Classic Recordings of the 1920s & 1930s
Yazoo 3001 Man of Constant Sorrow
and Other Timeless Mountain Ballads
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2064 Times Ain't Like They Used to Be — Vol. 6:
Early American Rural Music

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2063 Times Ain't Like They Used to Be — Vol. 5:
Early American Rural Music

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2052 The Story That the Crow Told Me — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural Children's Songs
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2051 The Story That the Crow Told Me — Vol. 1:
Early American Rural Children's Songs
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2050 The Half Ain't Never Been Told — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural Religious Music
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2049 The Half Ain't Never Been Told — Vol. 1:
Early American Rural Religious Music

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2048 Times Ain't Like They Used to Be — Vol. 4:
Early American Rural Music

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2047 Times Ain't Like They Used to Be — Vol. 3:
Early American Rural Music

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2046 The Cornshucker's Frolic — Vol. 2:
Downhome Music & Entertainment from the American Countryside

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2045 The Cornshucker's Frolic — Vol. 1:
Downhome Music & Entertainment from the American Countryside

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2040

My Rough & Rowdy Ways — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads & Hellraising Songs
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s

Yazoo 2039 My Rough & Rowdy Ways — Vol. 1:
Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads & Hellraising Songs
Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2037 Hard Times Come Again No More — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural songs of Hard Times & Hardships

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2036 Hard Times Come Again No More — Vol. 1:
Early American Rural songs of Hard Times & Hardships

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2033 Ruckus Juice & Chittlins — Vol. 2:
The Great Jug Bands

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2032 Ruckus Juice & Chittlins — Vol. 1:
The Great Jug Bands

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2031 The Rose Grew Round the Briar — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural Love Songs

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2030 The Rose Grew Round the Briar — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural Love Songs

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2029 Times Ain't Like They Used to Be — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural Music

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2028 Times Ain't Like They Used to Be — Vol. 1:
Early American Rural Music

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2027

I Can't be Satisfied — Vol. 2:
Early American Women Blues Singers — Town

Classic Recordings of the 1920
s

Yazoo 2026 I Can't be Satisfied — Vol. 1:
Early American Women Blues Singers — Country

Classic Recordings of the 1920s
Yazoo 2023 When I Was a Cowboy — Vol. 2:
Early American Songs of the West

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2022 When I Was a Cowboy — Vol. 1:
Early American Songs of the West

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2021 How Can I Keep From Singing — Vol. 2:
Early American Religious Music & Song

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2020 How Can I Keep From Singing — Vol. 1:
Early American Religious Music & Song

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2019

Harmonica Masters:
Classic Recordings From the 1920s and 30s

Yazoo 2018

The Roots of Rap:
Classic Recordings From the 1920s and 30s

Yazoo 2017 Before the Blues — Vol. 3:
The Early American Black Music Scene

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2016 Before the Blues — Vol. 2:
The Early American Black Music Scene

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2015 Before the Blues — Vol. 1:
The Early American Black Music Scene

Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 2014 The Music of Kentucky — Vol. 2:
Early American Rural Classics 1927 — 37
Yazoo 2013 The Music of Kentucky — Vol. 1:
Early American Rural Classics 1927 — 37
Yazoo 2008 Memphis Masters:
Early American Blues Classics 1927 — 34
Yazoo 2007 Mississippi Masters:
Early American Blues Classics 1927 — 35
Yazoo 2002

Masters of the Delta Blues:
The Friends of Charlie Patton

Yazoo 1053 Harmonica Blues:
Great Harmonica Performances of the 1920s and 30s
Yazoo 1043 'Please Warm My Weiner':
Old Time Hokum Blues
Yazoo 1026

Country Blues:
Bottleneck Guitar Classics 1926 —1937

This is the music of the American people. Nothing else in our history speaks more eloquently or with more immediacy to the subject of the American experience. This early American rural music has infused and defined all our popular music of the last 200 years, and in a vicious circle the two have constantly fed off each other. This is a music without peer, being at one and the same time joyous, plaintive, sensual and transcendent. It's unbridles power paradoxically forms an irresistible tandem with it's touching warmth, and the rhythms are of such a delightful nature as to animate the spirit as well as the legs. This grand music is also, unfortunately, a thing of the past — its likes will not be seen again. But we are blessed to have these remarkable performances still with us, and now preserved, in all their glory, forever.
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