Ray Anderson, « Stalin Kicked The Bucket » (1953), coldwar hillbilly bop

Stalin Kicked The Bucket: Ray Anderson [1953]

If Joseph Stalin inspired some harsh songs during his lifetime, his death ignited even more vitriol. Anderson’s unforgiving lyrics (« He died with a hemorrhage in the brain, they have a new fireman on the devil’s train« ) are set against such a cheerful country melody that someone unfamiliar with the English language might mistake the tune for a square dance record. (suite…)