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Louisiana delta native Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter is the master of twelve-string blues guitar. Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish. Tom Hughes' Town 2. Rider 3. You Can't Lose Me, Charlie 4. Kansas City Papa 5. Death Letter Blues, Part 1 6. Death Letter Blues, Part 2 7. Bull Cow 2. Ox Drivin' Blues 3. Shorty George 4.
You Don't Know My Mind 5. Matchbox Blues 6. The accompaniment is the swiftest, most intricate and exciting of his entire repertoire". New sound restoration techniques developed for the American Epic film series were utilized to restore the fourteen recordings on the album.
Not like this. Forget bad dubs of worn-out 78s pressed on poor vinyl. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lead Belly. Folk Country blues. Legacy Recordings. Retrieved Washington: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. This overview includes the rowdy string bands of Charlie Poole and Uncle Dave Macon, the ringing banjo and lonesome vocals of Dock Boggs and Clarence Ashley, the bluesy yodel of Jimmie Rodgers, and the sweet harmonies of the Carter Family, as well as favorite tracks from a half-dozen of their equally talented contemporaries.
One of the most beloved and imitated artists in American music, Mississippi John Hurt was born on the edge of the Mississippi Delta in the s. A gently soulful singer and deceptively intricate guitarist, he spent most of his life working as a sharecropper, playing for friends and family around the tiny hamlet of Avalon.
As a result, his songs and guitar style were picked up by a new generation of folk and blues musicians, from John Fahey to Peter, Paul, and Mary, and millions of listeners discovered the infectious swing of his playing and the wry humor of his unique repertoire, much of it predating the earliest blues. The Carter Family were defining stars of early country music, establishing a sound and repertoire that has been the bedrock of the genre ever since. A family trio from the mountains of Virginia, they featured the gorgeous lead vocals and autoharp of Sara Carter, an astonishing repertoire of songs collected and composed by her husband A.
Carter, and the instrumental skills of Maybelle Carter, one of the most influential guitarists in American music. This album includes their most influential and famous songs, a matchless trove of classic Americana. A powerful singer and master of the twelve- string guitar, he was also a brilliant songwriter with an immense and varied repertoire.