9780992948078-099294807X-Unprepared To Die: America's Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them

Unprepared To Die: America's Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them

ISBN-13: 9780992948078
ISBN-10: 099294807X
Author: Slade, Paul
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Soundcheck Books LLP
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780992948078
ISBN-10: 099294807X
Author: Slade, Paul
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Soundcheck Books LLP
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Slade, Paul wrote Unprepared To Die: America's Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them comprising 336 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 099294807X and 9780992948078. Since then Unprepared To Die: America's Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Cheerfully vulgar, revelling in gore, and always with an eye on the main chance, murder ballads are tabloid newspapers set to music, carrying word of the latest ‘orrible murders to an insatiable public. Victims are bludgeoned, stabbed or shot in every verse and killers often hanged, but the songs themselves never die. Instead, they mutate – morphing to suit local place names as they criss cross the Atlantic and continue to fascinate each generation’s biggest musical stars. Paul Slade traces this fascinating genre’s history through eight of its greatest songs.

Stagger Lee’s “biographers†alone include Duke Ellington, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Dr John, The Clash and Nick Cave. No two tell his story in quite the same way. Covering eight classic murder ballads, including “Knoxville Girlâ€, “Tom Dooley†and “Frankie & Johnnyâ€, Slade investigates the real-life murder which inspired each song and traces its musical development down the decades. Billy Bragg, The Bad Seeds’ Mick Harvey, Laura Cantrell, Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family and a host of other leading musicians add their own insights.

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