Joe Stone – “It’s Hard Time” (mp3)

Joe Stone – “It’s Hard Time” (mp3)

Joe Stone (also known as Jay Dee Short) was a prewar-blues artist. His song, “It’s a Hard Time” was once referred to as, “the greatest blues song written about the great depression.” Born in Mississippi, a later moved north to live and recorded in Chicago, Stone is recognized for his significant blues style and for recording under different monikers.