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Category: The Osborne Brothers

"Hard Times"

“Hard Times”: Working Man’s Blue(gras)s

The Osbourne Brothers point the way forward on 1967’s Modern Sounds of Bluegrass Music. “Hard Times” – a working man’s blues dressed in modern bluegrass threads – speaks directly to the classic struggle between labor and management: “Hard Times,” the A-side of a 45 (b/w “World of Unwanted”) released in

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