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Compilation by various artists.
  1. The Lost Child by The Stripling Brothers
  2. How You Want It Done? by Big Bill Broonzy
  3. The (New) Call of the Freaks by Luis Russell & His Orchestra
  4. The School House Fire by Dixon Brothers
  5. Greenback Dollar by Weems String Band
  6. You Got to Go Down by Blind Gary
  7. The Old Ark's a Moving by A.A. Gray and Seven Foot Dilly
  8. Runnin' Wild by James Cole's Washboard Four
  9. Keep It Clean by Charley Jordan
  10. Get the "L" on Down the Road by Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band
  11. I Got a Bulldog by Sweet Brothers & Ernest Stoneman
  12. Old Hen Cackle by Coleman & Harper
  13. Song From a Cotton Field by Bessie Brown
  14. Atlanta Bound by Gene Autry
  15. Easy Rider Blues by Soileau & Robin
  16. Hot Lips by Bill Brown & His Brownies
  17. Uncle Dave's Beloved Solo by Uncle Dave Macon
  18. Hastings Street by Charlie Spand & Blind Blake
  19. Ain't That Trouble in Mind by Fields Ward & The Grayson County Railsplitters
  20. Give the World a Smile by The Corley Family
  21. Original Stack O'lee Blues by Papa Harvey Hull & Long "Cleeve" Reed
  22. Hot Town by Fees Williams & His Royal Flush Orchestra
  23. Paddlin' Blues by Gitfiddle Jim
  24. Plow Boy Hop by Grinnell Giggers



AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
Joe Bussard is a veteran record collector (owning over 25,000 78s) and disc jockey who delights in sharing his recorded treasures with others. This CD allows one the opportunity to hear some of his favorite recordings, many of which are rarities.
The 24 selections include country blues, 1920s good-time music, a few jazz performances (the most common of the recordings), early country music, string bands, and several unclassifiable numbers. Long "Cleve" Reed's "Original Stack O'Lee Blues" is heard from its only existing copy. Ranging from Big Bill Broonzy and Luis Russell's jazz band to Gene Autry and Gitfiddle Jim, this is a valuable set that is quite enjoyable from start to finish. Bussard's enthusiasm for early music is felt throughout the extensive liner notes, which tell tales of his life as a record collector. This single CD (hopefully there will be more) is highly recommended to those wondering what the excitement is to pre-swing music.

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