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Gonna Tip Out, Tonight: Medicine Show Blues

Gonna Tip Out, Tonight: Medicine Show Blues



Medicine shows flourished in the years following the Civil War when America’s patent medicine industry was booming and governmental regulations were few and music was always a crucial part of the act. Many noted bluesmen spent time on these shows including artists like Frank Stokes, Jim Jackson, Gus Cannon, Howard Armstrong and Pink Anderson. Some of the medicine show veterans made records in the 20’s and 30’s. Today’s show features many of these artists and the songs they performed on the medicine show circuit. The bulk of these songs and much of the notes come from the Old Hat release, Good For What Ails You plus rare tracks from The Last Medecine Show album. Show notes: