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It's friday night again, and I'm up past my bedtime digging through the music and putting together a few tunes worth listening to.

Had my player on random all week and it kept feeding me songs about violence and death. Hopefully it was just a sign of the sort of playlist I should put together for you Strangelands. So here's a selection of good stuff about the very worst stuff.

I've tried to vary the artists and styles a bit. Could have done it all Johnny Cash or Nick Cave or an assortment of country, but what's the fun in that.


We kick it off with the master of dark and violent, Nick Cave.

Nick Cave - Red Right Hand

Nick Cave - Where the Wild Roses Grow

This one really gets to me. A moment of stupidity that costs a man everything.

Johnny Cash - I Hung My Head

Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carol

Bob Dylan - See That My Grave is Kept Clean

Nina Simone - The Ballad Of Hollis Brown

Nina Simone - The Ballad Of Hollis Brown
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Nina Simone - Pirate Jenny (Live)

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Death Letter is a blues standard at this point.

My favorite version (by a man) is sung by Johnny Farmer, but I could only find remixes.

The version here is perhaps the most famous. This is Son House's signature song.

Son House - Death Letter

Doc Watson - Omie Wise

I have a soft spot for Marty Robbins. Much like Ovaltine and black and white television, there's something comforting about him.

Don't know what to say about the ridiculous video attached to this one. Best if you just ignore it.

Marty Robbins - Big Iron

Could only find this one at some weird Japanese site.

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Soon One Mornin' (Death Come A Creepin' In My Room)

We'll close it out with a newish alternative band singing about bloody revenge.

The Decemberists - The Mariner's Revenge Song

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There were a couple of songs I wish I could have linked to.

The one that I missed most is a rare early recording of "3 Murders" by a band called "Dead Man".

I don't even know if they are still around. They sure as hell don't have anything on YouTube.

That's it for tonight kiddos. My song lists just keep getting longer.

If you found this kinda interesting, you can check out my previous post here.


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