Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection


Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection by Smithsonian Folkways at Your Free Album. MPN: CDSF40201. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Lead Belly is “the hard name of a harder man,” said Woody Guthrie of his friend and fellow American music icon who was born Huddie Ledbetter (c. 1888–1949). From the swamplands of Louisiana, the prisons of Texas, and the streets of New York City, Lead Belly and his music became cornerstones of American folk music and touchstones of African American cultural legacy. With his 12-string Stella guitar, he sang out a cornucopia of songs that included his classics “The Midnight Special,” “


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Lead Belly is “the hard name of a harder man,” said Woody Guthrie of his friend and fellow American music icon who was born Huddie Ledbetter (c. 1888–1949). From the swamplands of Louisiana, the prisons of Texas, and the streets of New York City, Lead Belly and his music became cornerstones of American folk music and touchstones of African American cultural legacy. With his 12-string Stella guitar, he sang out a cornucopia of songs that included his classics “The Midnight Special,” “Irene,” “The Bourgeois Blues,” and many more, which in turn have been covered by musical notables such as the Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, Nirvana, Odetta, Little Richard, Pete Seeger, Frank Sinatra and Tom Waits. Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection brings us the story of the man as well as the musician. 5 Discs, 108 tracks (16 unreleased), 5 hours of music, historic photos, extensive notes, and 140-page book.

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Brand:
Smithsonian Folkways
Manufacturer:
Smithsonian Folkways
Category:
Traditional Blues
MPN:
CDSF40201
Release Date:
2015-02-24
UPC:
093074020128
Part Number:
CDSF40201
Genre:
Blues
Artist:
Leadbelly
Publisher:
Smithsonian Folkways
Format:
Box set
Publication Date:
2015
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
3.62 pounds
Item Size:
12.17 x 1.02 x 11.93 inches
Package Weight:
1.85 pounds
Package Size:
12.83 x 1.42 x 14.17 inches

 


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