November 12, 2015

A Look at Murder Ballads

Kelly Kazek reviews seven Southern folk songs based on real crimes here, for Among them: "Tom Dooley" and "Frankie and Johnny." For more about murder ballads, check out Harold Schecter's Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment (St. Martin's Press, 2005).

Via @allenmendenhall.

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