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Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs
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Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
 
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Vital 1940s recordings of 15 songs featuring Lead Belly performing solo and accompanied by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. Tracks include Stewball, Lining Track, and On a Monday. "...[Lead Belly's] powerful,...  more »

      
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All Artists: Leadbelly
Title: Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 7/13/1992
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074001028, 093074001042

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Vital 1940s recordings of 15 songs featuring Lead Belly performing solo and accompanied by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. Tracks include Stewball, Lining Track, and On a Monday. "...[Lead Belly's] powerful, fluid baritone and brilliant 12-string playing have a clarity never heard on older records...emotional singing...[and] deeply banked political fires..." -- Boston Globe

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CD Reviews

Beautiful
Joshua Vincent | Chicago | 01/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fantastic set of Leadbelly songs. The fourth track, "Talkin, Preachin" is a masterpiece. Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry sing along behind Leadbelly on some songs."