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People Take Warning! Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs, 1913-1938

Label: Tompkins Square
Released: 2008
Track listing: CD1: Titanic Blues: Hi Henry Brown & Charlie Jordan; Wreck of the old 97: Skillet Lickers; Bill Wilson: Birmingham Jug Band; The Crash of the Akron: Bob Miller; The Fate of the Talmadge Osborne: Ernest Stoneman: El Mole Rachmim: Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt; The Wreck of the Virginian: Alfred Reed; Fate of Will Rogers and Wiley Post: Bill Cox; Down Wit the Old Canoe: Dixon Brothers; Wreck of Number 52: Cliff Carlisle; Kassie Jones Part 1: Furry Lewis; Kassie Jones Part 2: furry Lewis; The Brave Engineer: Carver Boys; The Sinking of the Titanic: Richard "Rabbit"

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Various Artists: People Take Warning! Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs, 1913-1938

Read "People Take Warning! Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs, 1913-1938" reviewed by David Rickert


Ever since the Titanic sunk we have been fascinated by this disaster, memorializing it in several books, television shows, and movies. But long before Leonardo DiCaprio was born, the earliest pioneers of records were cutting musical eulogies to the passengers of the ship. These balladeers were the tabloid writers of the day, often stretching the truth ...


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