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Leadbelly - Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four


Label:

Smithsonian Folkways

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ASFW 702034
UPC: 093070203419
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record



$22.98

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Vinyl LP compilation of the legendary artist!

Remastered from the original master tapes!

Lead Belly's songs and style have continued to influence folk, blues, and rock artists including Neil Young, William Styron, Ben Harper, Keb' Mo, Dionne Farris, and the late Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). Between 1941 and 1947 Lead Belly recorded some of his best music in Moses Asch's tiny New York studio. The only surviving Asch masters of Lead Belly are now part of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

This collection of songs by Lead Belly was assembled by Folkways founder Moses Asch from recordings made in the early to mid-1940s, and it focuses primarily on Lead Belly’s observations on the hate and racism that permeated America and the world during this turbulent period of history. Songs such as “Jim Crow” and “Bourgeois Blues” reflect his anger at the discrimination he and others experienced as African Americans, while “Hitler” was his condemnation of Hitler and anti-Semitism.

Remastered from original LP Master Tapes in 1953 in Classic Folkways style tip-on jackets featuring original liner notes

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Remastered from original LP Master Tapes in 1953
• Classic Folkways style tip-on jackets featuring original liner notes



Side 1
There's a Man Going Round Taking Names
Easy Rider
Red Bird
Line 'Em
T.B. Blues

Side 2
Jim Crow
Bourgeois Blues
Army Life
Hitler Song

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