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 MorrisJust As The Sun Went Down
2.Jimmy Yates' Boll WeevilsBloody War
3.Buell KazeeThe Faded Coat Of Blue
4.Coley JonesArmy Mule In No Man's Land
5.Tom Darby & Jimmie TarltonThe Rainbow Division
6.Red Patterson's Piedmont Log RollersThe Battleship Of Maine
7.Frank HutchisonLong Way To Tipperary
8.Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia ReelersDixie Division
9.Dixon BrothersThe Old Vacant Chair
10.Earl Johnson & His ClodhoppersJohnnie, Get Your Gun
11.Ernest V. StonemanUncle Sam And The Kaiser
12.G.B. Grayson & Henry WhitterHe Is Coming To Us Dead
13.Tom Darby & Jimmie TarltonCaptain Won't You Let Me Go Home
14.Wade Mainer & Sons Of The MountaineersNot A Word Of That Be Said
15.William & Versey SmithEverybody Help The Boys Come Home