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Title:
Songs from my funeral
Author:
Snakefarm (Musical group)
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Publication Information:
New York : BMG Music, [1999]

â„—1999
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Title from container.
Language:
English
Contents:
St. James -- Rising sun -- This train that I ride -- Frankie and Johnny -- Laredo -- John Henry -- Black girl -- Tom Dooley -- Banks of the Ohio -- Pretty horses.
Subject Term:
UPC:
078636768724
Format :
Music CD

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Central Library ROCK .S668 S Compact Disc Central Library
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Summary

Summary

Snakefarm's debut album, Songs from My Funeral, features new versions of oft-recorded folk standards, many of which deal with violence, death, despair and loneliness. The arrangements and production are updated for the '90s, with an almost Beck-like sensibility reflected in the grooving, funky rhythms to which many of the songs are set. Purists will cringe, but Snakefarm at least deserves credit for trying something new -- "Frankie and Johnny," "Tom Dooley," "St. James Infirmary," "John Henry," "Rising Sun" and others have been recorded countless times, but never quite like this. ~ Steve Huey


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