Friday, June 24, 2011
Jesse James and his brother Frank: the Missouri outlaws
Follow this link to a beautiful rendition of an amazing song.
Jesse James and his brother Frank were outlaws of the Old West. They roamed the post-Civil War states of Missouri and Kansas but also travelled north to Minnesota, I read. They were desperate men, by all accounts, who were immortalized in song with that impeachable verse about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor as Robin Hood and others of that persuasion once did and probably still do. I love the ballad of Frank and Jesse James and I am not the only one as the list below indicates. Some folks who recorded a version of the song are
Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and many many others.