CLA Radio 01/15/16: Sin & Consequence – Murder Ballads and Execution Songs


Oh, this will be grand fun!

Courtesy of Tribble guest host Matthew Berg (someone remarkably conversant with music recorded a half-century before he was born, as he proves every week during the Duane FM request show on Saturday nights), the next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 01/15/16, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern) will concern itself with very bad things, and what happens (or should) when one does very bad things.

Matthew has put together a truly magnificent set list. Attendance is mandatory. It will be on the final.

Matthew also put together some great show notes, which I highly recommend you check out here.

Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat.

The Spotify playlist is here. (Songs that are not available on Spotify–there are three–are indicated with an asterisk.)

(I’m also on Twitter.)


Set list:

Frank ‘Honeyboy’ Patt: Bloodstains On The Wall *
Stanley Brothers: Little Glass Of Wine
Carter Family: Young Freda Bolt
Tom Waits: Georgia Lee
Big Bill Broonsy: Frankie And Johnny *
Skip James: Crow Jane
Blind Willie McTell: Delia
Delta Rae: Bottom Of The River
Mississippi John Hurt: Louis Collins
A’nt Idy Harper & The Coon Creek Girls: Poor Naomi Wise
Tom Lehrer: The Irish Ballad
Earl Johnson: The Little Grave In Georgia
Henry Thomas: Bob McKinney
Lead Belly: John Hardy
Nirvana: Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Dock Boggs: Pretty Polly
Ralph Stanley: Little Mathie Grove
Fairport Convention: Matty Groves
Dillard ChandlerL Rain And Snow
Dock Boggs: Sugar Baby
Jimi Hendrix: Hey Joe
Louvin Brothers: Knoxville Girl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Henry Lee
Clarence Ashley: Little Sadie
Violent Femmes: Country Death Song
Berzilla Wallin: Conversation With Death (Oh Death)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: The Mercy Seat
Bessie Smith: Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair
Eric Bibb: Death Row Blues
Johnny Cash 25 Minutes To Go
Lead Belly: Gallis Pole
Lefty Frizzell: Long Black Veil
Fairport Convention: Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman
Elvis Costello: Let Him Dangle
Blaind Lemon Jefferson: Hangman’s Blues
Ellis Fitzgerald: Miss Otis Regrets (She’s Unable To Lunch Today)
Everly Brothers: Down In The Willow Garden
Johnny Cash: Joe Bean
Victoria Spivey: Murder In The First Degree
Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley
Blind Lemon Jefferson: Hangman’s Blues
Pacific Gas & Electric: Staggolee *
Trey Parker: Hang The Bastard


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