Friday, November 20, 2009
great grandma's apocolypse songs
i meant to post this one during the "depression" last march, but i was prolly a little too tipsy and confused. now that my head is clear and the next "recession" is on the horizon,i thought i'd stick it up here.
"Songs of death, destruction and disaster, recorded by black and white performers from the dawn of American roots recording are here, assembled together for the first time. Whether they document world-shattering events like the sinking of the Titanic or memorialize long forgotten local murders or catastrophes, these 70 recordings - over 30 never before reissued - are audio messages in a bottle reflecting a lost world where age old ballads rubbed up against songs inspired by the day's headlines."
you can listen to the whole album if you just keep the website open...