Various Artists / Bloody War: Songs 1924-1939
Album: Bloody War: Songs 1924-1939   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2014
Label:Tompkins Square  

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2014-11-08
Bloody War, Songs 1924-1939 (Tompkins Square)
Old Time Americana. You can hear the vinyl hiss. Collection of songs originating from the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WWII. Tone ranges from sober to sardonic. Liner notes offer great detail. Play any. No FCCs. ~eme o.

1. Country Waltz. Willie Nelson feel. Vox/guitar
2. *Jaunty bit of gallows humor. Old-time radio feel. Fiddle, steel guitar, ukelele, vox.
3. Mournful, violin-accompanied, ends with “Taps.” Vox, piano, guitar.
4. *Pre-blues black folk tune, talk-singing. Vox, guitar.
5. Country song accented with yodeling and banjo. Vox, steel guitar.
6. Upbeat fiddle/banjo tune. A grooving tune for early line dancers.
7. Fast harmonica/guitar instrumental.
8. Country vox followed by Southern instrumental. Can see a straight line from this to some modern indie rock. Fiddle, banjo, guitar, vox.
9. *Mid-tempo song, downbeat topic, harmonized vox. Guitar, steel guitar.
10. *Fast fiddle, square-dancing rhythm. Vox, banjo, guitar.
11. Jaunty tune, harmonica accents, lyrics are the star. Vox, autoharp.
12. Mid-tempo song about a soldier’s homecoming. (Check song title for an idea of how that went.)
Vox, fiddle, guitar.
13. Old-time, bluesy, comic folk song. Harmonied vox, steel guitar.
14. Fast tune about brothers meeting on the battlefield, one wearing gray, the other in blue.
Vox, banjo, guitar.
15. *Blues duet, strong ender. If this were a busker’s tune, he would definitely get my dollar. Guitar, tambourine.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Zeke Morris Just As The Sun Went Down
2. Jimmy Yates' Boll Weevils Bloody War
3. Buell Kazee The Faded Coat Of Blue
4. Coley Jones Army Mule In No Man's Land
5. Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton The Rainbow Division
6. Red Patterson's Piedmont Log Rollers The Battleship Of Maine
7. Frank Hutchison Long Way To Tipperary
8. Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia Reelers Dixie Division
9. Dixon Brothers The Old Vacant Chair
10. Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers Johnnie, Get Your Gun
11. Ernest V. Stoneman Uncle Sam And The Kaiser
12. G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter He Is Coming To Us Dead
13. Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton Captain Won't You Let Me Go Home
14. Wade Mainer & Sons Of The Mountaineers Not A Word Of That Be Said
15. William & Versey Smith Everybody Help The Boys Come Home