Oh Death - Jen Titus - O Death, also known as O, Death, Oh Death, or Conversations with Death, is a traditional dirge. Its original author is unknown. One of the oldest recordings is on file with the Library of Congress and found in many African American spiritual hymnals. It has been popularized by many artists in recent times, including Ralph Stanley's cover in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Jen Titus' in the Supernatural episode "Two Minutes to Midnight".
After a long battle with skin cancer, bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley died overnight at the age of 89. Since forming his first band in 1946, Stanley’s haunting voice came to epitomize the bluegrass genre’s “High Lonesome” sound, and he won a Grammy for his performance of “O Death” in the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The NewsHour looks back at Jeffrey Brown’s 2002 interview with Stanley.