Limited double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. From the people who brought you Hillbillies In Hell... Grim tales of jailbirds, cutthroats, cuckolds, executioners, murderers and popcorn-dusted escapees. Prison ballads form part of the historic lifeblood of Country music and saw a distinct resurgence after the May 1960 execution of controversial convict Caryl Chessman. Here Iron Mountain Analog Research presents 16 of the very best, many seldom heard since their original release (often on obscure, microscopic or private-press labels). Running the gamut from smooth balladeers of woe to ramshackle and plaintive backyard rockabillies, The Hangman's Blues features fevered declarations of innocence, profound diatribes on capital punishment and mournful odes to that Last Mile. Years in the making - The Hangman's Blues will chill, thrill and bedevil the dreams of all who hear it. Originally issued on forgotten 45s, some of these sides are indescribably rare and are reissued here for the very first time.
Freddie Hart - the Wall
Jim Carter - Jailer Jailer
Lonesome Johnny - Death Row
Jaycee Hill - Crash Out
Bill Carter with the Cooper Brothers - Jailer Man
Dee Mullins - Prison Grey
Country Johnny Mathis - Caryl Chessman
Ronnie Hawkins - the Ballad of Caryl Chessman
Marty Robbins - the Chair
Stonewall Jackson - Run
Jimmy Minor - Death Row
Al Dean - Hangman
Bobby Sykes - the Guard on the North Wall
Hoyle Miller - Twelve Years on Death Row
Jimmy Van - the Ballad of Caryl Chessman
Porter Wagoner - (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
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