Although I have some other recordings of Huddie and on Vinyl including a polished studio version on a Capital Records album "Goodnight Irene" and a nice Storyville album that has one of my favourites "How long blues" not on this collection. In all a good collection, interesting also to hear alternative recordings of familiar songs. Got into country blues back in the sixties when a few of the old timers were still around at the blues festivals.
Leadbelly was rather different from many of his peers, and although influenced as a youngster by one of the most famous bluesmen 'Blind Lemon Jefferson' whom he helped, and no doubt the 12 string guitar has its origins here, he was in many ways more versatile.
Definitive Lead Belly
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Audio CD, Double CD, Import, 11 March 2011
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 13.59 x 14.5 x 1.19 cm; 110 Grams
- Manufacturer : NOT NOW MUSIC
- Original Release Date : 2011
- Label : NOT NOW MUSIC
- ASIN : B001I1LQTO
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 27,321 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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A 'Definitive' collection of Lead Belly's finest recordings. All the big songs are here, including "Goodnight Irene", "Midnight Special", "House Of The Rising Sun"m "Rock Island Line" and many more. All recordings have been digitally re-mastered.
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Good collectionReviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 July 2016
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Good value, but minimal information about the tracksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2015
Fifty Lead Belly performances at this price means great value for money, even more so as the sound quality is excellent, clearer than I have heard before. But be aware, the liner notes are minimal, just two brief pages about the man and some tiny print giving recording dates. If you want to know more about the material, invest in a more expensive set.
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Fantastic double CD collection of the inspirational blues guitarist Huddie ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2015
Fantastic double CD collection of the inspirational blues guitarist Huddie Ledbetter. His songs have been covered by everyone from Rory Gallagher to Nirvana. Hear them here performed in their original state by the man who wrote them. (Some are traditional tunes interpreted by Leadbelly - but these are all essential listening for fans of guitar based music).
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Classic BluesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2021
Prompt delivery, great compilation of a true blues master, any blues fan will appreciate this .
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At last!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2011
All the great Leadbelly numbers I remember hearing in the 60s, but with a massive gain in clarity, which particularly benefits his guitar playing. Anyone who has any interest in American folk blues should buy this album.
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