Louisiana delta native Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter is the master of twelve-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.

 

TMR461
Lead Belly

American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly

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Louisiana delta native Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter is the master of twelve-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.

 

Tracklist

  1. 1. Mr. Tom Hughes’ Town
  2. 2. C. C. Rider
  3. 3. You Can’t Lose Me, Charlie
  4. 4. Kansas City Papa
  5. 5. Death Letter Blues, Part 1
  6. 6. Death Letter Blues, Part 2
  7. 7. Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
  8. 8. Bull Cow
  9. 9. Ox Drivin’ Blues
  10. 10. Shorty George
  11. 11. You Don’t Know My Mind
  12. 12. Matchbox Blues
  13. 13. My Baby Quit Me
  14. 14. Baby Don’t You Love Me No More