Carolina Buddies - The Murder of the Lawson Family


Carolina Buddies
Song Name: The Murder of the Lawson Family
By: Carolina Buddies
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938 (2007)
Genre: American folk , murder ballads , disaster songs
Date Added: 22 Mar 2020
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The Murder of the Lawson Family by Carolina Buddies is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with The Murder of the Lawson Family (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

The murders of Lawson family on December 25, 1929 inspired the composition of a murder ballad that has been recorded by numerous artists. Walter “Kid” Smith of Virginia wrote “Murder of the Lawson Family,” and recorded the song in 1930 with the Carolina Buddies. The Carolina Buddies are Odell Smith, Norman Woodlieff, and Walter Smith.

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