Hard Times Come Again No More

This Sunday’s Hard Times: Mark O’Connor, James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer

This week’s version of Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster is the first one I heard, the one that turned me on to the song, it’s enduring message, and it’s graceful beauty. Here is James Taylor with Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O’Connor.

Sunday: “Hard Times Come Again No More” cover by Mavis Staples

I’m going to try and start a regular series here, and post a different version of this blog’s namesake song each Sunday – Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times Come Again No More,” from 1854. To kick things off, here’s the legendary Mavis Staples.