#3
Well, mah son, you have, eh hah..., come to the run place, ye see. We ah a collection, if you will, a collection of ol' Delta bluesmen...we got da fire, da fire of th' Delta in our blood, and most of us, huh, came up in the Depression. So, sit back right there, and lemme pluck out a yarn for ya, here, hold on....


Delta blues, Woody Guthrie, big band jazz...

What I would do if I were you, go buy the soundtrack to the movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?". Listen to the music, research the artists, find their connections, etc. It's a great album and a general base for Depression-era music.
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#5
Folk Pop: Woody Guthrie

Voice of the Common man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkRCBz-PAYE

Talking Dustbowl Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkAxuqrVNBM

Country: The Carter Family
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvTtRe_0qqM

Jimmie Rodgers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a1lhZhJMWw

Bluegrass: Louvin Brothers, Bill Monroe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma2Y2hiOaEw

Bill Monroe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EFNhf52UR8

Big Band Blues/Jazz/Swing:

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLWL2EZaF98

Cab Calloway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOtBxMn5mJ8

One of my all time favorites: Billie Holiday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtqjW2uhBT4
#6
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly and Pete Seeger
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