For the latest Murder Ballad Monday installment, Patrick Blackman takes a deep dive into the classic spiritual "Samson and Delilah" from the repertoire of Rev. Gary Davis, Grateful Dead, Dave Van Ronk, and many others!
Many know it as a Grateful Dead song, but "Samson and Delilah" is an African-American spiritual with deep roots. Rev. Gary Davis starts us off today. Patrick Blackman takes a deep dive into the roots and branches of this classic song.