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Posted By: Reinhard
04-Feb-17 - 02:16 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Died for Love: Sources: PART II
Subject: Re: Tom Dooley's origins
And noone seemed to know it!!!

Does it count when it's in a published book? ;-)

Paul Slade in bis 2015 book "Unprepared to Die: America's Greatest Murder Ballads and the True Crime Stories That Inspired Them" gives Grayson & Whitter's September 1929 recording as the first version of "Tom Dooley" on disc.   Gilliam Grayson was the nephew of James Grayson who helped arresting Tom Dula.