Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Great Depression: Amer Music in the 30's
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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(3 out of 5 stars)
"I hate it when you buy a CD for a particular song, then you discover they used a NON-vocal version of a song known for its lyrics. "Happy Days are Here Again" is instrumental only on this CD. I also bought a "Songs of the Civil War" CD recently that DIDN'T have a vocal version of Dixie, only instrumental. Gyp. The song listings don't warn you of an instrumental-only track, and you can't click for a 30-second preview of "Happy Days". So look out. All in all, the CD isn't bad though. Some good stuff on it."
playscribbler | USA | 12/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You get 21 recordings from the 30's, so it's a bargain. This selection, the soundtrack of a PBS documentary, is weighted a bit heavily with gloomy blues/folk songs that leave the impression that popular music back then was all leftist social protest songs. One rather doubts that "NRA Blues" would be a hit in any decade, much less the decade of "Gay Divorcee," "42nd Street," Gershwin and dance bands. But Louis Armstong's "All of Me" alone makes up for all the other woe is me songs on the album. Listen to this collection, then turn on your FM radio and weep at the fall of popular music."
Great Sides, Poor Re-mastering
Donald Hoffman | 49° 56' 49" W, 41° 43' 32" N. | 01/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Great sides, but as usuaual, record companies have no idea how to remaster shellac pressings. They make them sound muddy and life-less. They think surface noise will offend our ears more than the original music. They are supposed to sound bright, punchy with solid bass. I had a hell of a time pulling these out of the hole using Sound Forge."