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Box sets from Bruce, Bob, Aretha and more for the holidays

Selected box set reviews from The Associated Press:

Bruce Springsteen, “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” (Columbia) $119.98

No one does deluxe album reissues quite like Springsteen: 22 outtakes, half never before heard, a DVD of a concert from that era (1980) and a new film where he talks about his artistic choices at the time. 2,380 more words


Lead Belly - Absolutely The Best

Next up in this exploration of my music collection and complete dorkiness we have a Lead Belly CD. Again this write up is a repeat entry, we’re going to have a number of them for a while here, just bare with me, I promise we’ll have a ton of new reviews soon enough. 835 more words


Day 243

365-day music challenge: Day 243/365 – A song that has a murder or mystery in it.

For some reason, I couldn’t come up with a song off the top of my head like usual. 270 more words


Lead Belly.

Boston based design firm Visual Dialogue has designed the art for the new Lead Belly box set. Similar to their work for the Woody Guthrie box set “Woody at 100” the design work here captures the enigma that epitomizes Huddie Ledbetter – better known as Lead Belly. 81 more words

Design And Art

Episode 5: Field Trips and Popular Archeology - John and Alan Lomax

John and Alan Lomax were early pioneers in ethnomusicology, travelling together across the United States, collecting various folk songs on behalf of the Library of Congress… 94 more words

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A Folklorist Speaks

 Hudie Ledbetter, also known as Lead Belly, was discovered by legendary folklorist John T. Lomax in the Louisiana prison system after he was convicted of attempted homicide. 26 more words

Folk Art

This Historic Day In Music: John & Alan Lomax Meet Huddie Ledbetter

This is a reprise of a post that originally appeared on sixstr stories in July, 2010.

In early June, 1933, Texas-based Folk song collector John Lomax and his 18-year-old son, Alan, drove out of Dallas on a mission. 556 more words

This Historic Day In Music