VA - The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 424 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 MB | 01:14:36
Country, Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Omni Recording Corporation | Release Year: 2016
Another terrific thematic collection from those imaginative folks at Omni. Although there have been quite a few albums devoted to country prison songs this is a particularly well chosen collection featuring 28 tracks recorded between 1956 and 1972. It opens strongly with the superb Harlan Howard song The Wall given a powerful performance by Freddie Hart and keeps up the quality with Jaycee Hill's Crash-Out, Marty Robbins is here with one of his most intense performances The Chair - probably inspired by controversial execution of Caryl Chessman whose story is also dealt with in songs by Country Johnny Mathis, Ronnie Hawkins, Hoyle Miller and Jimmy Minor.