The following mix draws from New Orleans Rhythm & Blues to Texan Outlaw Country — stirring up a soulful gumbo of outtakes, b-sides and early recordings.  And of course, Hag’s Bakersfield.

In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) – A Medley

Playlist after the jump…

Lee Dorsey – Little Baby
Danny White – The Twitch
Hank Levine – Image pt. 1
Bobby Bland – Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
Nat Phillips – I’m Sorry I Hurt You
Wilson Pickett – I’m Sorry About That
Merle Haggard –  In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
Otis Redding – Open The Door (Skeleton Key Version)
Faron Young – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
Dan Penn – Rainbow Road
Tom T. Hall – I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew
Townes Van Zandt – When Your Dream Lovers Die
Wendy Rene – Reap What You Sow
Eddie Floyd – Got To Make A Comeback
“Don’t Play Us Cheap” Original Soundtrack – Quittin’ Time

Photo by Kirk West Photography – 10/31/79 at the Countryside Opry

Previously: Fais Do-Do: Volume 1 & Volume 2 // Maison Dufrene – A Mixtape

11 Responses to “In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) – A Medley”

  1. […] In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) – A Medley […]

  2. just checked out this photographer’s stuff. v cool.

  3. Goddamn, I’m loving all these recent mixes.

    Can’t get enough of that Faron Young take on “Ruby.” Ever heard Dale Hawkins’s (from LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas)? Sooo fried.

  4. This is a great mix, thank you!

  5. Where’s the mix??

  6. Ay, nevamind….technical difficulties

  7. This is exactly what I needed to hear without actually knowing I needed to hear it until I heard it.

  8. Man I wish I could download this….

  9. @LesFleursDuMal, email me: pdufrene@gmail.com.

  10. @LesFleurs – you can, it is an mp3 file. just ‘right click’ the link and save to your computer.

  11. So fucking good

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