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c'mon G... it's Leadbelly, it's real!

This is quintessiential blues, jump & jive exposure, may be that he was "no count, ending in jail", it don't matter now. He did leave some of his work, a real reflection of those times and in quick time. Blues~Rock. It is rough but the beauty of these styles are right there for our pickings as many have. I only wish there were more material on most of his tunes, makes me want to play guitar.

Someone said no one ever heard of this guy...

How about Led Zepplin who basically stole Gallis Pole? Or Black Betty redone by Ram Jam? Listen to the songs... the fact that you won't ever see them on MTV makes them all that much better.

Leadbelly rocks

I gotta tell ya. The first reviewer (RussG) hasnt got a clue what music is and how to appreciate it. When you listen to this album you are going to hear the history of classic (blues inspired) rock. Almost every song on this album was stolen by artists such as Led Zepplin. I love this album. For those of you who appreciate other Delta artist's try Blind Lemmon Jefferson. If you want to really try something different try Carolina Slim (Piedmont Blues). Its neat to listen to the differences between Delta and Piedmont. My other Piedmont Blues favorite is Luke Jordan. RussG I recomend not leaving any more reviews.. Your an idiot..


Born: January 20, 1888 in Mooringsport, LA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s

Huddie Ledbetter, known as Lead Belly, was a unique figure in the American popular music of the 20th century. Ultimately, he was best remembered for a body of songs that he discovered, adapted, or wrote, including "Goodnight, Irene," "Rock Island Line," "The Midnight Special," and "Cotton Fields." But he was also an early example of a folksinger whose background had brought him into direct contact with the oral tradition by which folk music was handed down, a tradition that, by the early years of...
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