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LP released: Sep 14, 2018

Tracklisting:
Side 1
1. Bill Carter - By The Sweat Of My Brow
2. Bobby Barnett - Workin' Man
3. Tex Ritter - A Working Man's Prayer
4. Mr. Connie Dycus - Dark As A Dungeon
5. Dave Dudley - Workin' Hands
6. Eddie Noack - Cotton Mill
7. The Westport Kids - You Kaint Take It With You
8. Arlie Duff - Money Hungry
9. Tex Williams - Money
Side 2
1. Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons '65
2. Charlie Gore - Black Diamond
3. Howard Vokes - The Miner
4. The Wray Family - Down In The Mine
5. George Davis - Little Lump Of Coal
6. Doc Williams - Don't Want To Work
7. David Hiser - On Strike
8. Buddy Durham - Sixteen Tons
9. Sunshine Boys Quartet - Checking Up On My Payments
VARIOUS ARTISTS
BIRTH/WORK/DEATH: WORK, MONEY AND STATUS IN COUNTRY MUSIC (1950-1970)
Label: IRON MOUNTAIN ANALOGUE RESEARCH
Cat No: IMAR115LP
Barcode: 0934334407597
Packaging: LP Gatefold

From the people who brought you 'Hillbillies In Hell'...

Blood, Sweat and Tears.


18 timeless tales of clanging Hammers and pounding Shovels - from wry, dry working-stiff diatribes to bare-chested exclamations - Birth / Work / Death maps the human work experience from anger to joy, poverty to riches. From the muck-crusted mines to late-night jukeboxes - backwoods outsiders and Nashville icons alike waxed odes to the entwined necessities of Work and Money, Status and Competition, Survival and Servitude.


Harrowing laments of dank deaths underground, fevered hymns to Mammon, snide ripostes to debt-bondage and exuberant celebrations of family and sustenance. Most originally waxed on private press labels and distributed in tiny amounts, these town criers and tavern-bound troubadours sing of golden highways, slothful byways, factory-floor drudgery and fallow, heartbreaking fields.


Years in the making - 'Birth / Work / Death' presents calloused anthems and bloody ballads from dusty LPs and long forgotten 45s. All for your lunch hour listening pleasure.


"WITNESS Howard Vokes and the tragic fate of THE MINER!

"HEAR Charlie Gore chase the BLACK DIAMOND!

"SEE Tex Williams worship the almighty MONEY!


"Strictly Limited Edition of 500 copies: 250 'Blood Sweat Red' / 250 'Coal Mine Black' (randomly inserted)!
"Limited Edition Deluxe Gatefold LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia!

"Full dynamic range 2018 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!


Various Artists:

Birth/Work/Death: Work, Money and Status in Country Music (1950-1970)