Various Artists - The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972)

Limited Edition Black Vinyl LP Record, Remastered Audio

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The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) is a compilation album by Various Artists, released in August 2016 by The Omni Recording Corporation.

Grim tales of jailbirds, cutthroats, cuckolds, executioners, murderers and escapees.  Prison ballads form part of the historic lifeblood of Country Music and saw a resurgence after the 1960 execution of controversial convict Caryl Chessman. Here are some of the very best, seldom heard since their original release. Running the gamut from smooth balladeers of woe to ramshackle and plaintive backyard rockabilly.

All the tracks were recorded between 1956 and 1972 and were first issued on long forgotten 45’s often on obscure, tiny or private-press labels. All are incredibly rare and many are reissued here for the first time since release and are remastered from the original master tapes giving the album a sound that is as clear as crystal.

Check out the tracks: “The Ballad Of Carly Chessman”, “The Chair”, “Hangman” and “The Guard On The North Wall”. 

This limited edition LP with remastered audio is pressed in Australia on black vinyl.

(0934334404541)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Artist

A1

The Wall

Freddie Hart

A2

Jailer Jailer

Jim Carter

A3

Death Row

Lonesome Johnny

A4

Crash Out

Jaycee Hill

A5

Jailer Man

Bill Carter & The Cooper Brothers

A6

Prison Grey

Dee Mullins

A7

Caryl Chessman

Country Johnny Mathis

A8

The Ballad Of Caryl Chessman

Ronnie Hawkins

B1

The Chair

Marty Robbins

B2

Run

Stonewall Jackson

B3

Death Row

Jimmy Minor

B4

Hangman

Al Dean

B5

The Guard On The North Wall

Bobby Sykes

B6

Twelve Years On Death Row

Hoyle Miller

B7

The Ballad Of Caryl Chessman

Jimmy Van

B8

(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle

Porter Wagoner

SKU 0934334404541
Record Label The Omni Recording Corpration
Label / Model # Rocket
Catalogue Number IMAR 104 LP
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 19 August 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 19 August 2016
Barcode # 0934334404541
Shipping Weight 0.3350kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Liner Notes by Alvin Lucia, 2016 Remastered Audio from Analogue Master Tapes
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Country
Genre Folk
Format VINYL LP

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