Hard Time Hungrys/The Winner…And Other Losers
(Original albums Remastered and Presented in a Deluxe Edition)
Built around a concept and songs supplied by maverick songwriter/cartoonist/libertine Shel Silverstein, Bobby Bare’s “Hard Time Hungrys” is an astounding and affecting chronicle of economic depression and the people most buffeted by it. Recorded in 1975 the album is more timely than ever with its moving and good humoured tales of the disenfranchised and their plight. From light-hearted odes to the life of poverty (Warm And Free, The Unemployment Line) to earthy tales of the hard scrabble (The Farmer Feeds Us All, Two For A Dollar) the album is profound and friendly.
The following year Bare cut “The Winner…And Other Losers” an engaging set that features many highlights including one of the most bizarre spirituals ever committed to wax, “Dropkick Me, Jesus”.
Remastered from the original master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.
*Remastered from the original RCA Victor mastertapes 2012.
*24 track CD. All original recordings.
*20 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.
*The original ground-breaking albums!
1. Hard Time Hungrys
2. The Farmer Feeds Us All
4. Two For A Dollar
5. Back Home In Huntsville Again
6. Daddy's Been Around The House Too Long
7. Warm And Free
8. Able Bodied Man
9. $100,000 In Pennies
10. Bottles And Boxes
11. Truck Driver, Truck Driver
12. The Unemployment Line
13. Climbin' The Ladder And Climbin' The Walls
14. Baby Wants To Boogie
15. Keeping Rosie Proud Of Me
16. Bald Headed Woman
18. Lost In Austin
19. Put A Little Lovin' On Me
20. Yes, Mr Rogers
21. Brian Hennessey
22. My Better Half
23. Dropkick Me, Jesus
24. The Winner
Original RCA Victor Recordings
Produced by Bobby Bare and Bill Rice.
Recorded in RCA Victor’s “Nashville Sound” Studio, Nashville, Tennessee 1975-1976.
(P) Originally Recorded 1975-1976. All Rights Reserved By SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: David K. Landis for Shake It Loose Graphics
Remastered 2012 by Warren Barnett at Mountain Moss Mastering
All titles licensed courtesy of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD.
This compilation (P) + (C) The Omni Recording Corporation 2012