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Various Artists: The Ballad of JFK: A Musical History of the Kennedy Assassination (Iron Mountain Analogue Research)

This compelling twenty-track compilation features music and recordings that deal with the murder of President John F. Kennedy, which took place 53 years ago today.

Tim Buckley: Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions (Light In The Attic)

In 1967, folk singer Tim Buckley turned twenty, but he was already a masterful songwriter with a powerful, unique voice. These recordings stem from the time surrounding the recording of his second album, Goodbye And Hello, but stand on their own in terms of potency and power.

Song Of The Day: Tim Buckley, “Lady, Give Me Your Key”

Taken from the forthcoming Future Days Recordings release, Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions .

Jesse Fuller: Working On The Railroad (Mississippi/Secret Seven Records)

This six-song 10″ record contains the first recordings of legendary bluesman Jesse Fuller, and do an excellent job of showcasing this legendary bluesman’s unique style.

Scott Fagan: South Atlantic Blues (Saint Cecilia Knows)

Scott Fagan’s name might be attached to that of his world-renowned son, but his style–gentle, hushed folk a la Tim Buckley–possesses its own merits.

Clive Gregson & Christine Collister: Home & Away: 3CD Deluxe Edition (Cherry Red)

The debut by folk duo Gregston & Collister was a low-key but auspicious live album. Thirty years later, it’s reissued and expanded, adding the duo’s final performances. It’s a great bookend to an underrated career.

Dawn McCarthy: Traveller Returning (Circa 1997-2000) (Drag City)

Faun Fables frontwoman’s first folk forays finally find their way into the world. Beautiful, haunting music lies ahead. Oh, and yodeling.

Lenny Breau: The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau–Live! (Wounded Bird Records)

This live record, released in 1969, serves as one of the lasting documents of the greatness that was the talented but now-obscure Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau.

3AM Eternal: The Louvin Brothers, “Knoxville Girl” (1956)

A haunting Appalachian murder ballad from the fine debut album by The Louvin Brothers.

Twilight Music: John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier’s Choice) (1973)

One of guitarist John Fahey’s finest offerings, presented in its entirety. Enjoy!