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Terrell’s Tune-Up — Dealey Plaza suite: JFK remembered on “Tragic Songs From the Grassy Knoll”

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 5:00 am | Updated: 11:51 pm, Thu Nov 28, 2013.

Tragic Songs From the Grassy Knoll is a rather cheeky name for a collection of songs about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — which is exactly the kind of irreverence that fans of fun-loving Norton Records have come to expect from the Brooklyn label.

The title is one of the few irreverent things about the album. All but arguably one of the 16 songs here are dripping with sincerity and profound grief over the murder of the president. The performers here are mostly obscure country singers who recorded their heartfelt odes to JFK on a galaxy of tiny, obscure regional labels like Avenue, Prism, and Cowboy Junction.

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