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Bourgeois Blues 1
Bourgeois Blues 1
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Leadbelly
Title: Bourgeois Blues 1
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 8/30/1994
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431518328

CD Reviews

1st of 2 CDs in Leadbelly Golden Classics series
(3 out of 5 stars)

"(28') Taken from expertly reprocessed and cleaned-up 78s, this is a fine selection of Lead Belly guitar/vocal solos, with very acceptable sound. However, all 13 tracks given here are duplicated on either "Vols. 1 & 2" COL5603 (52') or "Vols. 3 & 4" COL5604 (54') of Collectables' Lead Belly Memorial" 2-CD series, which is a much better buy. All these tracks were originally recorded by Moses Asch in his studio, and his pressings went to Stinson Records as a result of Asch's Folkways bankruptcy; however, Asch's masters are now at the Smithsonian, which has produced its own "Lead Belly Legacy" series of CDs.Also note that on Golden Classics Part 2 "Defense Blues" COL5196 (24') four of the ten tracks are duplicated in Collectables' "Memorial" series, but six are unique; the sound quality of that CD is very poor. These 6 unique tracks appear not to be Asch recordings, but I haven't tried to verify this."