Leadbelly American Blues Legends (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  ZVRF 61776

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Fuel 2000

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.In New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun)
  • Buy for $0.992.Goodnight Irene
  • Buy for $0.993.John Hardy
  • Buy for $0.994.Gallows Pole
  • Buy for $0.995.Midnight Special
  • Buy for $0.996.Rock Island Line
  • Buy for $0.997.Old Ship Zion
  • Buy for $0.998.Ho-Day / Ain't Going Down To the Well No More
  • Buy for $0.999.Go Down Hannah
  • Buy for $0.9910.Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
  • Buy for $0.9911.Pretty Flowers In Your Backyard
  • Buy for $0.9912.De Kalb Blues

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.I Was Born with the Blues
  • 2.I'm a Stranger Here
  • 3.I'm Gonna Get on My Feet
  • 4.I've Been Treated Wrong
  • 5.Down by the Riverside
  • 6.Pick a Bale of Cotton
  • 7.Trouble in Mine
  • 8.Cornbread, Peas and Black Molasses
  • 9.Blues All Round My Head
  • 10.What a Beautiful City
  • 11.John Henry
  • 12.Blowin' the Fuse

Product Description:

Although it appears somewhat thrown together, this set is made up of live performances from Leadbelly (disc 1) and the Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee folk blues duo (disc 2) that convey the special connection each of these acts was able to make with audiences, particularly Leadbelly, who turns in impassioned performances of "Goodnight Irene," "Gallis Pole" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?," all three of which require different emotional nuances in order to work. Leadbelly shows what a natural and riveting performer he could be here, and to a lesser extent, so do Sonny & Terry, and one would have to say that all three of these musicians were at their best in small group settings like this.
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  • UPC: 030206177626
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