Good For What Ails You - Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937
This compilation is a great gift for lovers of acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica, kazoo, jugs, barber shop harmonies, hokum and, as the packaging says: "comic songs, parodies, popular favorites, dance tunes, novelties, folk songs, ballads and blues together with humorous repartee and uncommon displays of instrumental prowess!" The music is all highly entertaining, with some overlap with other comps such as the blues calendar collections and the bonus CD with the Blind Blake album I have written about previously, but packed with plenty that I have never heard before.
This set also includes a huge booklet with fantastic photos and extensive liner notes about all of the selections here. A terrific package all around!