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Good For What Ails You - Music Of The Medicine Shows 1926-1937
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Description Before motion pictures, before radio, before television, the traveling Medicine Shows brought entertainment to America! Flamboyant pitch doctors roamed the land, hawking their tonics, elixirs, and miracle cures, and with them came a host of singers, dancers, comedians, banjo pickers, blues shouters, jug blowers, string ticklers, and minstrel men. The shows died out by mid-20th century, but not before a handful of seasoned veterans left their musical legacy on phonograph records.

Here are 48 classic performances by such colorful names as Pink Anderson, Daddy Stovepipe, Gid Tanner, Blind Sammie, Bogus Ben Covington, Fiddlin' John Carson, Banjo Joe, Shorty Godwin, Beans Hambone, Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers, the Three Tobacco Tags, and many more!

A Profusely Illustrated History of the Medicine Shows, many Rare Photographs and Firsthand Accounts never before published, plus full discography and song descriptions.
Track Listing
Disc 1
The Spasm - Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
Tanner's Boarding House - Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett
Don't Think I'm Santa Claus - Lil McClintock
Hokum Blues - Dallas String Band with Coley Jones
Jimbo Jambo Land - Shorty Godwin
Gonna Swing On The Golden Gate - Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia Reelers
Papa's 'Bout To Get Mad - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
The Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was A Married Man - Charlie Parker & Mack Woolbright
Bye, Bye, Policeman - Jim Jackson
The Bald-Headed End Of A Broom - Walter Smith
Bow Wow Blues - Allen Brothers
Beans - Beans Hambone & El Morrow
A Chicken Can Waltz The Gravy Around - Stovepipe #1 and David Crockett
Tell It To Me - Grant Brothers & Their Music
Ain't No Use Working So Hard - Carolina Tar Heels
Mama Keep Your Yes Ma'am Clean - Walter Cole
C-H-I-C-K-E-N Spells Chicken - Kirk McGee & Blythe Poteet
My Money Never Runs Out - Banjo Joe
Railroadin' Some - Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"
Traveling Man - Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers
G. Burns Is Gonna Rise Again - Johnson-Nelson-Porkchop
Baby All Night Long - Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers
Born In Hard Luck - Chris Bouchillon
He's In The Jailhouse Now - Memphis Sheiks

Disc 2
Gonna Tip Out Tonight - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
Chevrolet Car - Sam McGee
It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' - Gid Tanner & His Skillet-Lickers
Bring It With You When You Come - Cannon's Jug Stompers
Atlanta Strut - Blind Sammie
Go Along Mule - Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers
Casey Bill - Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band
I Got Mine - Frank Stokes
Hannah - Chris Bouchillon
Adam & Eve In The Garden - Bogus Ben Covington
Mysterious Coon - Alec Johnson & His Band
Her Name Was Hula Lou - Carolina Tar Heels
Reno Blues - Three Tobacco Tags
Scoodle Um Skoo - Papa Charlie Jackson
Stackalee - Frank Hutchison
The Cat's Got The Measles, The Dog's Got The Whooping Cough - Walter Smith
Shout You Cats - Hezekiah Jenkins
Nobody's Business If I Do - Tommie Bradley
Sweet Sixteen - Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
Ticklish Reuben - Charlie Parker & Mack Woolbright
I Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop - Jim Jackson
Shine - Dallas String Band with Coley Jones
The Gypsy - Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers
Kiss Me Cindy - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
Audio Samples The Spasm - Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
Tanner's Boarding House - Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett
Don't Think I'm Santa Claus - Lil McClintock
Hokum Blues - Dallas String Band with Coley Jones
Jimbo Jambo Land - Shorty Godwin
Chevrolet Car - Sam McGee
Atlanta Strut - Blind Sammie
Hannah - Chris Bouchillon
Scoodle Um Skoo - Papa Charlie Jackson
I Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop - Jim Jackson
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Label ODHT - Old Hat
Number 1005
Subsidiary Artists: Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett
Lil McClintock
Dallas String Band with Coley Jones
Shorty Godwin
Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia Reelers
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley
Charlie Parker & Mack Woolbright
Jim Jackson
Walter Smith
Allen Brothers
Beans Hambone & El Morrow
Stovepipe #1 and David Crockett
Grant Brothers & Their Music
Carolina Tar Heels
Walter Cole
Kirk McGee & Blythe Poteet
Banjo Joe
Henry Thomas "Ragtime Texas"
Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers
Johnson-Nelson-Porkchop
Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers
Chris Bouchillon
Memphis Sheiks
Sam McGee
Skillet Lickers
Cannon's Jug Stompers
Blind Sammie
Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers
Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band
Frank Stokes
Bogus Ben Covington
Alec Johnson & His Band
Carolina Tar Heels
Three Tobacco Tags
Papa Charlie Jackson
Frank Hutchison
Hezekiah Jenkins
Tommie Bradley
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers
J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
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