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143: Rock Island Line

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

142: Goodnight Irene

I posted more than two weeks of songs in ¾ time, but I neglected to post this song, one of my favorites.

The first time I heard this song, my dad sang it. 102 more words

From Wankband to Wizbit

A Session With... Lead Belly

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

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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

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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