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Lead Belly - American Epic: The Best Of Lead Belly



Third Man Records



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ATMR 461
UPC: 813547024299
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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180-gram vinyl

Featured artist compilation from the American Epic documentary film series

Louisiana delta native Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter is the master of 12-string blues guitar. His story is one of high-highs and low-lows, from serving stints in prison after killing a man in a fight for a woman's heart, but then eventually earning early release by entertaining his fellow prison-mates and penning a song for the governor, thus cementing his reputation of singing his way out of prison.

Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were early supporters that brought Lead Belly to the attention of Ivy Leaguers as well as a European audience. His songs have been widely covered by artists such as Elvis, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and the Grateful Dead.

Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish

1. Mr. Tom Hughes’ Town
2. C. C. Rider
3. You Can’t Lose Me, Charlie
4. Kansas City Papa
5. Death Letter Blues, Part 1
6. Death Letter Blues, Part 2
7. Fort Worth and Dallas Blues

1. Bull Cow
2. Ox Drivin’ Blues
3. Shorty George
4. You Don’t Know My Mind
5. Matchbox Blues
6. My Baby Quit Me
7. Baby Don’t You Love Me No More

Customer Reviews (1.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Loud tape hiss

posted on 08/29/2020
1 Stars
This album has extremely loud tape hiss throughout. It is difficult to hear the music thru the tape hiss. I even emailed TMR regarding this issue, stating that certainly with state of the art equipment, this could have been minimized. But they said it would have degraded the recording. Wow, I mean as is, it is unplayable.

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