This week, we take a journey into the dark side, with an episode devoted to Murder Ballads. Listen to some of the darkest tales of sin to come out in the last few years, including a few new versions of torturous tunes that have been around since the late 1800′s.
In addition, this week’s selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Feel Like Going Home,” a poignant and touching number from Michael Burks’ final album, Show Of Strength. The album is out August 21, 2012 on Alligator Records. You can find information at Alligator.com or MichaelBurks.com
Artist – Song Title – Album
Matt Hill and the Deep Fryed Two – Mow My Baby Down – Tappin’ That Thang
Ian Siegel & the Youngest Sons – Natch’l Low (Cooling Board) – The Skinny
Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo – Boom Boom – 10:49
Grana Louise – Stagger Lee – Gettin’ Kinda Rough
Albert Castiglia – Murderin’ Blues – Keepin’ On
Sandi Thom – In the Pines – Flesh And Blood
The Cold Stares – John – The Cold Stares EP
The 44′s – Hanging Tree – Americana
Ben Prestage – The Ballad of Ray and Ruby – One Crow Murder
Paul Thorn – Bull Mountain Bridge – What The Hell Is Going On?
Michael Burks – Feel Like Going Home – Show Of Strength