More Murder Ballads

More Murder Ballads

In our Friday morning episode, we’re revisiting the traditional form of the murder ballad and we’ll also take some liberties with some more modern takes from the likes of Tom Waits, Gillian Welch, and Nick Cave. In the traditional form we’ll measure centuries-old cultural aberrations with the stories of gamblers, ramblers, and murdering misogynists that peppered the landscapes of country gospel, Appalachian folk, and urban alleyways. Frankie, Johnny, Stack-O-Lee, William Zanzinger, and Ellen Smith are just a few of the players in today’s show. Join Dave Stroud for a journey through tradition this Friday evening on Community Radio for Sonoma County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash I Hung My Head Unearthed, Vol. 5, Best Of Cash On American Amazon
3Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys In The Pines 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Best Of Bluegrass Amazon
4Loretta Lynn In the Pines Full Circle Amazon
5Josh White, Jr. Delia's Gone Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
6Bobby Bare Delia's Gone (1965) All American Boy – CD 4 Amazon
7Sarah Jarosz Shankill Butchers Song Up in Her Head Amazon
8Charlie Louvin Knoxville Girl (w. Will Oldham) Charlie Louvin Amazon
9Johnny Horton When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
10Lyle Lovett L.A. County Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man Amazon
11Marty Robbins Big Iron All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
12Riley Puckett Frankie And Johnny Country Music Pioneer vol 1 Amazon
13Big Bill Broonzy Frankie And Johnny Trouble In Mind Amazon
14Dave Van Ronk House Carpenter Inside Dave Van Ronk Amazon
15Jimmy Martin Poor Ellen Smith Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs with Alison Kraus The Banks Of The Ohio The Three Pickers Amazon
17Ralph Stanley Henry Lee [Album Version] Ralph Stanley Amazon
18Tom Waits Two Sisters Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards [Disc 3] Amazon
19Seamus Ennis Marrow Bones A Taste of Tradition – Volume 3 Amazon
20Joan Baez Mary Hamilton Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
21Maddox Brothers and Rose Down in the Willow Garden 1948 (Warped 4872) Amazon
22Gillian Welch Caleb Meyer High On A Mountain Amazon
23Mason Jennings The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Album Version) I'm Not There (Music From The Motion Picture) Amazon
24Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Where The Wild Roses Grow The Best Of [Disc 1] Amazon
25Charlie Monroe Down in the Willow Garden 1946-1949 (Warped 4725) Amazon
26John Oates Stack O Lee Arkansas Amazon
27Fruit Jar Guzzlers Stack-O-Lee The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon
28Lead Belly Duncan And Brady Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
29The Johnson Mountain Boys Duncan and Brady (He's Been on the Job Too Long) Blue Diamond Amazon

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