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Below is the playlist for January 19, 2012
01. Hank Williams III – Pills I Took
02. Willy Tea Taylor – Wandering Boy
03. Charlie Parr – To A Scrapyard Bus Stop
04. Possessed By Paul James – Ferris Wheel
05. The Deep Dark Woods – The Gallows
06. Bob Frank & John Murry – Bubba Rose, 1961
07. Conway Twitty – I’d Love To Lay You Down
08. Low Cut Connie – Big Thighs, NJ
09. Deadman – Oh Delilah!
10. Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil – Blue Eyed Blonde
11. The Fox Hunt – I’ll Drink Cheap
12. The Coloradas – 8 Ball Blues
13. The Pine Hill Haints – Spirit of 1812
14. The Yawpers – Worthless
15. Reba McEntire – The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
Bold = Request
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Episode 55: aired 01.19.2012
Well, well, well, here it is. The first themed podcast and we decided to do the dual (collab, if you will) themes of Murder Ballads and Beer. The murder ballads came from y’all’s emails and my admittedly shit memory, while the beer came from Rogue Brewery courtesy our Portland friend Lollyrae. I hope I did okay, but I have to admit I am lacking a little confidence on this one. I think the main problem is that I wasn’t too sure how I was gonna do it before I started it, then I realized midway through that I needed to cut it off due to file size and my podcast host. That said, a couple more of these and I think I could have it down to an art…not that it matters. This bad boy is done, so let’s talk about it.
As I said, this month’s podcast features murder ballads and devil songs. I had asked for people to email me their suggestions and got enough songs that I could have done a two hour show, and that’s before I put in the songs I wanted to include. THEN, to add more time, I had all that wonderful (and some not so wonderful) beer to talk about! I’m really curious to know if y’all think it turned out very good. If I didn’t include your song, it’s probably not because I didn’t like it, I just ran out of time. Hopefully, next month we’re gonna be doing another one of these featuring Florida bands and Florida craft beers.
Y’all have a happy Halloween and check back here tomorrow for a Strawfoot giveaway. Til’ then, here is the tracklisting for this month’s show, please tell your friends and Facebook/Twitter followers about it. I’ll greatly appreciate it.
~ Autopsy IV (twitter/facebook/myspace)
October 2009 Tracklisting:
- Bone Thugs & Harmony – Neighborhood Slang [00.00.00]
- Autopsy IV Commentary [00.01.29]
- Violent Femmes – Country Death Song [00.03.38]
- Gillian Welch – Caleb Meyer [00.08.35]
- Bob Frank & John Murray – Bubba Rose, 1961 [00.11.32]
- Autopsy IV Commentary [00.14.39]
- The Eagles – Take The Devil [00.16.39]
- Jay Farrar – Devil In Disguise [00.20.26]
- Joan Osborne – Man In The Long Black Coat [00.24.02]
- Autopsy IV Commentary [00.28.52]
- Have Gun Will Travel – That Ol’ Death Rattle [00.30.24]
- Old Crow Medicine Show – My Good Gal [00.33.20]
- Okkervil River – Westfall [00.37.36]
- Autopsy IV Commentary [00.43.26]
- Scott H. Biram – I See The Light/What’s His Name [00.45.08]
- Strawfoot – Cursed Neck [00.52.15]
- Uncle Sinner – Shady Grove [00.56.39]
- Those Poor Bastards – A Bone To Pick [00.58.25]
- Sons of Perdition – Psalm of Retribution [00.59.33]
- Autopsy IV Commentary [01.03.38]
- Hank III – Cocaine Blues [01.05.09]
- Amy Lavere – Killing Him [01.08.57]
- Tim Barry – Dog Bumped [01.11.57]
- Autopsy IV Commentary [01.16.08]
- Chris Knight – Down The River [01.08.20]
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I first came to know of Bob Frank through his collaboration with John Murry, World Without End, a collection of murder ballads about real-life murders. His story is as mysterious as it is intriguing.
Bob released a self-titled folk album back in the seventies but was dumped by his label shortly after releasing it for bashing the label execs (a man after my own heart). Bob sort of disappears, said album becomes a cult classic, then some 30 years later Bob returns with that same god damn the torpedoes attitude. Bob does things how he wants to do them and that finds its way into his songs.
On World Without End, Bob and John wrote murder ballads about real murders without any of the apologies, reasoning or morality that’s commonly present in such songs. In much that same manner, Red Neck, Blue Collar is billed as an album of folk songs sans all the inserted twang, alt.labeling and americana-leaning commonly present on modern folk albums, and to that point I have to agree.
Check out the album and see what you think.
Bob Frank – Red Neck, Blue Collar
Bob Frank – Canebrake
Bob Frank – Out On The Prairie
Bob Frank’s Official Site, Buy Red Neck, Blue Collar
P.S.: It is my understanding that Bob and John are in the process of recording a new album. I dunno if it’s gonna be another one full of murder ballads or not, but I’d wager a guess that it’s gonna be awesome regardless of the content.