96 Songs, 4 Hours 8 Minutes

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4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

earthpeacegirl ,

Origins

How can one even rate history, or art? How does one place a qualifying number on the beauty of stars? Or the perfection of love?
Any guitar student learns his or her chops on a Lead Belly blues run, it's one of the origins of rock and even goes further back to Africa.
If you listen to any old folk music from Africa you can hear something that feels vaguely familiar; it's the Rock n Roll that over decades, even centuries here in the USA, has evolved and transformed our music into something original, genuine and irreplaceable. Our jazz, our folk, our rock and blues artists today, whether they know it or not, owe much to this man and to many others of his ilk, and even to Africa.

crastovs ,

Classic rock inspiration

The 12 string player that started it all, Lead Belly has been the inspiration for countless rock artists, from the Rolling Stones to Aerosmith. Lead Belly's soulful singing and traveling bass lines form the pillars on which modern rock stand. Although there are other albums that perhaps showcase his talent more, this album contains numerous classics with the vintage sound of music recorded before the digital age.

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