People Take Warning

People Take Warning

Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938

Music CD - 2010
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Whether documenting the sinking of the Titanic or a long-forgotten local murder, these 70 recordings are audio messages in a bottle, reflecting a lost world where age-old ballads rubbed up against songs inspired by the day's headlines.
"In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Depression gripped the nation. It was a time when songs were tools for living. A whole community would turn out to mourn the loss of a member and to sow their songs like seeds. This collection is a wild garden grown from those seeds." -- Tom Waits, from Introduction.
"This beautifully remastered 70 track collection presents powerful and tragic stories from the Golden Age of American roots music." -- back cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tompkins Square, ℗2010
Branch Call Number: SOUNDS 3 DISCS TEXT (CD)
Characteristics: 3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
digital,optical
audio file,CD audio

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