A brilliant and almost unbelievably sharp-sounding set of rural recordings from the first half of the previous century – blues, folk, gospel, and hillbilly tunes by Robert Johnson, Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell
, Clarence Ashley, Billy Blanks, Blind Willie
Johnson & more – serving as a soundtrack to the Desparate Man Blues documentary! The film chronicles life mission of longtime cultural preservationist and offbeat record collector Joe Bussard – who dedicated a half century of his life to cementing the stature of American music tradition. 19 tracks in all: "We Live A Long Time To Get Old" by Jimmy Murphy, "Cross Road Blues" by Robert Johnson, "Whoop 'Em Up, Cindy" by Uncle Dave Macon, "Statesboro Blues" by Blind Willie McTell
, "I Won't Be Long" by Charley Patton, "Hard Time Blues" by Lane Hardy, "John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man" by The Carter Family, "Mandolin Blues" by Tennessee Messarounders, "Dark Was The Light – Cold Was The Mountain" by Blind Willie
Johnson and more.