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Songs about Prisons
July 11, 2008
Blog
Column
Writer: Maddy Costa

A List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

A Week in a Country Jail

Tom T. Hall

steenbeck

2

Work Song

Nina Simone

steenbeck

3

Parchman Farm

Mose Allison

Beltway Bandit

4

Jailhouse Blues

Lightnin' Hopkins

steenbeck

5

General Penitentiary

Black Uhuru

goneforeign

6

Locked Up

Akon

Fuel

7

The Human Element

Reflection Eternal

steenbeck

8

Prison Trilogy

Joan Baez

goneforeign

9

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Iron Maiden

Kalyr

10

Riot In Cell Block No 9

Wanda Jackson

Rocking Mitch

B List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

Care of Cell 44

The Zombies

DarceysDad

2

I'm in the Jailhouse Now

Jimmy Rodgers

Mark68

3

The Deeper In

The Drive-By Truckers

DarceysDad

4

Las Cruces Jail

Two Gallants

Snadfrod

5

Life in Prison

The Byrds

Mark68

6

Glass Enclosure

Bud Powell

Abahachi

7

Fotheringay

Fairport Convention

suzi

8

Chain Gang

Sam Cooke

BeltwayBandit

9

Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley

suzi

10

Nah Go Jail

Busy Signal

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