O Death

by Karl S. Williams

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I am not a religious man but there are a few hymns and old spiritual songs that I love to sing. I prefer the darker and more fiery side and find some kind of holiness in these songs that transcends religion and speaks more of humanity.

Here are a couple of home recordings I made of 'O Death' the Appalachian dirge (made famous by Ralph Stanley) and 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' which is something of a Christmas carol. I thought it would be nice to press them on wax for anyone who likes strange old things. I hope you will enjoy.


released August 1, 2016

Mixed and mastered by George Carpenter at The Aviary / Little Pink, Melbourne.
Released and manufactured courtesy of Strange Yonder.



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Karl S. Williams Melbourne, Australia

Born at a young age into a non-musical family, and named after a criminal from the future, none can be bothered to unravel the twisted line that led Karl S. Williams to The Blues and perverted him into a guitar-slinging, banjo-wielding freak with a penchant for Hell fire, Heavenly salvation, and writing about himself in the third person. ... more

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