Raw and ready, this one is! From William and Versey (great name, Versey) Smith.
No frills, earnest delivery from Ernest Stoneman.
Hi Henry Brown's version chugs along with determined style.
Charley Jordan and Henry James's reading is similar to the
Hi Henry Brown version above, but a little funkier.
Leadbelly gave us a lively, gospel-flavored Titanic song,
much beloved through the years by folk music enthusiasts.
Here's a peppy little waltz treatment from Richard "Rabbit" Brown".
Powerful as always, Blind Willie Johnson's commentary on the great ship.
Here's rabbi Joseph Rosenblatt's 1912 tribute to the disaster.
Spoken-word style delivery characterizes this agreeably dark message from Jad Fair and company. Short but sweet.
Of course this is a tune that ol' Woody would jump on!
This languid little number from the great Gertrude "Ma" Rainey isn't really about the disaster, but personifies the idea in an
Loretta Lynn puts that country spin on this waltz.