Southern Journey V. 5: Bad Man Ballads - Songs of Outlaws and Desperadoes
 
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Southern Journey V. 5: Bad Man Ballads - Songs of Outlaws and Desperadoes

January 1, 1997

$9.49
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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Jesse James
1:00
2
Po' Lazarus
3:05
3
Railroad Bill
2:43
4
John Henry
4:32
5
Willie Brennan
6:25
6
Hangman Tree
5:29
7
Columbus Stockade
2:28
8
Early in the Mornin'
2:57
9
Pretty Polly
2:32
10
Lazarus
1:41
11
Claude Allen
3:31
12
Cole Younger
1:33
13
The Lawson Murder
3:26
14
Tom Devil
5:20
15
Hawkins County Jail
2:40
16
Dangerous Blues
1:07
17
Po' Lazarus
4:30


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 22, 1997
  • Label: Rounder
  • Total Length: 54:59
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0012JCOAC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,051 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Southern Journey, Vol. 5: Bad Man Ballads December 19, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Alan Lomax recorded these folk songs during the late 1950's in people's houses and in prisons. Incredible to have recordings of prisoners singing to the beat of their axe strokes as they work. Housework seems less mundane when doing it with this music on. Wide range of music represented here, but many of the songs in this volume are concerned with crime, especially murder, and prison life. Two (actually three) great versions of Po' Lazarus, and an interesting John Henry. I would have given it 5 stars except there's 1 track I hate and two others I don't care for. That leaves 14 great tracks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Voices from a pastoral past August 28, 2001
By "wranx"
Format:Audio CD
While you can certainly buy music with better production (these songs were produced "on the spot" in sometimes less than ideal conditions),better musicianship and more competent vocals, you would be hard pressed to find a contemporary collection that is more heartfelt and stirring as the one offered here. This music embodies our past ~ the roots from which grew blues and bluegrass. The "artists" represented on this CD are just plain folks that learned their instruments and songs from family and friends,passed down from the preceding generations. When taken within the context of the collection each selection is a gem on its own. Among these gems, many have a rare and haunting beauty. You should buy this CD if you have even a passing interest in American roots music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lomax at his finest April 9, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I bought this as a youngster and loved it and forgot about it until I heard the soundtrack for "Brother where art thou" and realized that one of the tracks was straight off the album. So I bought the CD. It is unvarnished Americana as "discovered" by Lomax.
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3.0 out of 5 stars "GIVE ME ALL THE SONGS I PAID FOR" February 25, 2013
By Myzwell
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
There my songs and I want them now! From what songs they didn't rip me off for are more then music! I would say more, thank Amazon, tell Lomax great job on all your collections keep up the good work! But I can-not, so three stars it is. Sorry bad business effected my review... Lomax maybe dig a little deeper there is still a lot out there, if your even still looking.
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