This is a sleeper. It was on 3 Folkways 10 inch disks in the fifties. Leadbelly is in his dont't mess with me and stand back mode. Outside plain old blues into the realm of no compromise, , maybe more Texarkana, closer to Lightnin' than to Robert, more like Dock Boggs than Robert. Possibly the most powerful no-nonsense, no-frills no-agenda Leadbelly recordings -- one of the successful murderers nourished in the record business. Early, unsanitized. A fine remastering, short the Folkways liner notes. Rocks.