Songs from My Funeral ()

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Track Listing
  1. St. James
  2. Rising Sun
  3. This Train That I Ride
  4. Frankie and Johnny
  5. Laredo
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  1. St. James
  2. Rising Sun
  3. This Train That I Ride
  4. Frankie and Johnny
  5. Laredo
  6. John Henry
  7. Black Girl
  8. Tom Dooley
  9. Banks of the Ohio
  10. Pretty Horses
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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 ...

Songs from My Funeral 1999, RCA

UPC: 078636768724

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