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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

General

Leadbelly - Pig Meat Papa

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f9gpwp3za6g8fr2/Leadbelly%20-%20Pig%20Meat%20Papa.mp3?raw=1

Recorded March 26, 1935.
Other side is “Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin’ Gal”.
Guitar & Vocals: Leadbelly

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Carter Alan's Rock N' Roll Diary: February 13 in Classic Rock History

Bob Dylan won the Oscar for Best movie song of the year with “Things have Changed” from “Wonder Boys.” What John Lennon song was also used in the soundtrack? 182 more words

Shows

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE BLUES 1920-1962.

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE BLUES 1920-1962.

The blues influence on modern music can never be underestimated. Without the blues, there would be no jazz, R&B or rock music. 2,177 more words

Blues

Leadbelly - Bourgeois Blues - First hand record of Racism in operation. Protest on Civil Rights.

Leadbelly was a giant of a Folk Singer/Blues Singer. It was rare for black guys to speak out against the racism they experienced on a daily basis. 262 more words

Zeitgeist

Lead Belly's Legacy: The Proteus of the Blues

There are certain artists whose legacy is a product both of variety and extent; like Proteus, the Greek sea god whom Homer called The Old Man of the Sea, they present to us both an ever-changing aspect, and one too vast to be grasped at once. 1,005 more words

Just because I can.....

Just because I saw this on Dr Feelgoods Facebook page, thought I’d share it too!

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