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Saturday 7 November 2015

Saturday Lucky Dip

painting by Jon Langford

When Uncut came up with the title Outlaw Blues, Murder Ballads & Prison Songs for their February 2009 compilation it was hardly surprising that Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash was the lead song.
After all he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
There are plenty of songs about these subjects to choose from.Indeed Jon Langford's Pine Valley Cosmonauts have released three volumes of The Executioner's Last Songs which have featured here before and will no doubt feature again.
The Uncut compilation focuses mainly on Country and Blues numbers so in addition to Johnny I am throwing in Mississippi John Hurt and Charlie Louvin for good measure.

More random nonsense next Saturday

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie

Charlie Louvin - The Little Grave in Georgia


  1. Sounds like a very fine little compilation.

  2. Fine choice, CC. Seem like it should listen to Nick Cave's ballads again.

  3. Great group of songs on that comp. That last one is from Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads And Disaster Songs. No beating around the bush with the content of that one.