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REMEMBERING LEADBELLY - STONY PLAIN RECORDS (2002) Producer: Andreas Schuld
1.MP3- Lining Track      2.Gallows Pole      3.Midnight Special      4.Take This Hammer
5.Here Rattler      6.Rock Island Line       7.MP3- 
Good Morning Blues    8.Get Down Old
Hannah  
   9.Birmingham Jail      10.Easy Rider Blues      11.We're in the Same Boat Brother
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Oh Mary Don't You Weep      13.Diggin' My Potatoes      14.Christmas Day
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We Shall Walk Through the Valley      16.John Hardy      *bonus 17.Al Lomax Interview

   
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LONG JOHN BALDRY REMEMBERING LEADBELLY - "His songs touched me when I was a kid; they still talk to me, all these years later. His music is timeless; and there is an amazing variety in the topics and themes he sang about. Leadbelly was a Bluesman, storyteller, folk singer, activist,  balladeer, and a man who wrote children's songs with the same conviction that he wrote about his travels through America 65 years ago. He was a unique artist, and I am honored, as well as humbled to perform his music." -LJB  *MP3- Long John Interview |

 

Blues on Stage - Remembering Leadbelly CD Review - Sometimes as gruff as Tom Waits, he's an expressive and passionate singer who knows the subject well. From the opening 'Lining Track', which inevitably reminds of Taj Mahal's version 30 years ago, he sets the tone...read more

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All Music Guide - Portrait of a seminal American artist.  - Long John Baldry came of age as a singer during the British Blues boom, and it's obvious that his love of the music hasn't left him. As he explains in the interview track at the end, Leadbelly was his first musical inspiration, and here he has his chance to pay homage to the man...read more

 

Kevin McCarthy's Celtic & Folk Music CD Review - This is the second review in as many months where "chance circumstance" raised its bitter-sweet head. This time, just as I was about to listen to the CD, news came through of the death of the great American folklorist, Alan Lomax. And Lomax of course, was the man who, with his father, discovered Huddie Ledbetter (soon to be much better known as 'Leadbelly') in Louisiana State Penitentiary, when they were touring the Southern States seeking to record folk performers for The Library of Congress ...read more

 
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