A bad man named Lee Shelton died one hundred years ago. Earlier he had killed Billy Lyons in a bar-room fight. We know their story as the ‘Legend of Stagger Lee‘ !
The song became a classic of blues singers in the 1920s and 30s, Woody Guthrie in the 40s, Lloyd Price in the 50s and Wilson Pickett in the 60s ?
Gene Stevens will tell you the story of ‘Stack-O-Lee’ Shelton and play you several versions of the classic, and then some other famous songs of crime and punishment.
Join Gene Stevens for Murder – Most Foul: The Legend of Stagger Lee on Vintage Favourites - this Sunday at 2, from Zoomer Radio, AM 740.