Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Memorial, Vol. 1-2
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
1st of 2 CDs in Lead Belly Memorial series
(4 out of 5 stars)
"(52') One of Collectables' "Stinson Collectors Series" CD reissues. Taken from expertly reprocessed and cleaned-up 78s, this is a fine selection of Lead Belly guitar/vocal solos, with very acceptable sound. Also see their companion disk "Lead Belly Memorial Vols. 3 & 4" COL5604 (54'). 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.Collectables has also issued another earlier 2-CD series "Leadbelly Golden Classics", Parts 1 and 2. Golden Classics Part 1 "Bourgeois Blues" COL5183 (28') also has good sound, but all tracks on that CD are entirely duplicated on either "Vols. 1 & 2" or "Vols. 3 & 4" of this "Memorial" series; on Golden Classics Part 2 "Defense Blues" COL5196 (24') four of the ten tracks are duplicated in this "Memorial" series, and six are unique; but the sound quality of the CD is very poor. These 6 unique tracks appear not to be Asch recordings, but I haven't tried to verify this."