In the Jailhouse Now: Prison Songs & Murder Ballads

In the Jailhouse Now: Prison Songs & Murder Ballads

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Release Date: 5/10/2005

Bluegrass shows its dark side in this collection of classic songs about life on the wrong side of the law. These tales of murderers, fugitives and lawbreakers are brought to life by the best classic and contemporary Bluegrass musicians including Mac Wiseman, Robin & Linda Williams, Merle Travis and The Osborne Brothers.

Desperation, fate and deception are the timeless themes behind some of the most memorable songs in the Bluegrass catalog. In the Jailhouse Now continues the great storytelling tradition in country and bluegrass music with dramatic versions of “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Doin’ My Time” along with 17 other classic tunes guaranteed to send chills down your spine.



  1. Step it Out, Nancy
  2. Jesse James
  3. Doin' My Time
  4. Cocaine Blues
  5. In the Jailhouse Now
  6. Murderers on the Cumberland Plateau
  7. Folsom Prison Blues
  8. East Nashville Train Robbery
  9. Tom Dooley
  10. Stack O' Lee
  11. These Bars Are So cold
  12. Banks of the Ohio
  13. The Prisoner's Song
  14. I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
  15. I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail
  16. Take Me in Chains
  17. Shackles and Chains
  18. John Brown's Body

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