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Leadbelly

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Leadbelly by Leadbelly

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Leadbelly

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Label: Columbia
Lead Belly's discography is so huge and messy that it's difficult to know where to begin. That's where Leadbelly comes in. In addition to serving as a worthy introduction, the 1962 release is somewhat of a historical document, as it was often the first Lead Belly record readily available to aspiring folkies and future hippies. As for the music, it emphasizes the icon's blues/folk-blues recordings from the 1930s, several years before Alan Lomax help him become a fixture on the New York folk scene.

About This Album

Lead Belly's discography is so huge and messy that it's difficult to know where to begin. That's where Leadbelly comes in. In addition to serving as a worthy introduction, the 1962 release is somewhat of a historical document, as it was often the first Lead Belly record readily available to aspiring folkies and future hippies. As for the music, it emphasizes the icon's blues/folk-blues recordings from the 1930s, several years before Alan Lomax help him become a fixture on the New York folk scene.

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About This Album

Lead Belly's discography is so huge and messy that it's difficult to know where to begin. That's where Leadbelly comes in. In addition to serving as a worthy introduction, the 1962 release is somewhat of a historical document, as it was often the first Lead Belly record readily available to aspiring folkies and future hippies. As for the music, it emphasizes the icon's blues/folk-blues recordings from the 1930s, several years before Alan Lomax help him become a fixture on the New York folk scene.