Mudcat Café message #314855 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26249   Message #314855
Posted By: Gary T
09-Oct-00 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: Banned Music?
Subject: RE: Banned Music?
Michael, "Knoxville Girl" is apparently a standard for BR-549, the rockabilly band. Now I'm curious--where and when was it banned in your experience?

Going off on a bit of a tangent--I like to sing "Cedartown, Georgia" (written by Sammi Smith, I know it by Wayon Jennings). It's a murder ballad which, unlike "Banks of the Ohio", lets you know why he wants to kill her. I get frequent comments about how dark or depressing it is, but I've never heard anyone lament the unexplained murder in "Banks of the Ohio".