My dad had a folk music collection published by the Smithsonian. It is a four-CD set. I listened to it a lot in college. The songs that really stuck out for me were the ones by Leadbelly. 67 more words
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A Hint Of Folk
Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, known for his use of a 12-string guitar (although he could also handle many other instruments) which gave his recordings a nice full sound, recorded plenty of blues in his career but he’s perhaps more famous for bringing folk in the genre – he recorded many songs that were based on old folk songs, possibly the first to actually cut some of them on records. 454 more words
Recorded March 26, 1935.
Other side is “Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin’ Gal”.
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