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The Definitive [Box set]

Leadbelly Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • ASIN: B001I1LQTO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,065 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen38. Medley: Looky Looky Yonder/Black Betty/Yellow Woman's Doorbell 3:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
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A 'Definitive' collection of Lead Belly's finest recordings. All the big songs are here, including "Goodnight Irene", "Midnight Special", "House Of The Rising Sun"m "Rock Island Line" and many more. All recordings have been digitally re-mastered.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! 23 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
All the great Leadbelly numbers I remember hearing in the 60s, but with a massive gain in clarity, which particularly benefits his guitar playing. Anyone who has any interest in American folk blues should buy this album.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this CD!!! 29 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Leadbelly is largely unknown by my generation. I knew the Nirvana cover of Where Did You Sleep Last Night? and had heard a couple of songs that my Dad had but I didn't really know anything about Leadbelly's music. I am so glad I bought this CD. Leadbelly's work is so underrated. Here, for [...]-odd you can listen to some of the most soulful and expressive music ever recorded. Both CDs contain real gems, such as Rock Island Line, Blue Tail Fly and C.C Rider.

If you have ever enjoyed listening to a blues track then I am sure you will enjoy and appreciate this collection of songs. The simplicity of one man's voice, a great story to tell and an accoustic 12-string to play needs to be heard.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Leadbelly fan 19 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
Excellent collection to introduce someone to this artist. I'd heard a little of his work on the radio and knew some of the songs through more contemporary cover versions, but this collection brought the artist to life. Good sound quality. Real quality early folk / blues music.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good recordings and very good value 10 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
The cover photo is one of those staged ones that makes Leadbelly look like a hayseed. That aside this is a very good collection.

The quality of the sound is fine and the music is great of course. They're simple songs but deceptively sophisticated. He doesn't over-emote like lots of modern singers and that makes a lot of this all the more credible and sometimes hauntingly mournful as a result. There's plenty of upbeat and even comic stuff as well.

It's a lot better than one or two of the more expensive collections.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leadbelly 9 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
I listened to the story of Leadbelly on Radio 2 with Eric Burdon and I realised I didn't have an album of this great bluesman. I bought this disc as many of the songs were featured on the show and I've played it many times. It's truly great and if you're a blues fan buy this. You don't realise how many brilliant songs he wrote that are still being sung today and tomorrow as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars leadbelly review 9 Oct 2011
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good Album, I have used it as reference to learn some of his acoustic blues songs.well worth getting and adding to a blues is suprising how many riffs appear in other peoples more modern work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia 6 Jan 2013
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You can't beat Leadbelly for real old southern music. I loved him when I was fifteen and I love him now I am seventy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS 24 Jan 2011
By Hitch22
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For the price of a couple of singles by xxxx bands such as Ndubs or whatever, you can get 50 tracks by a genius here.No contest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cool man !!!!!!
Published 9 days ago by Göransson, Gert-Olle
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull
As expected wonderful stuff !
Published 1 month ago by Mr Trevor M Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
This CD is awesome, I grew up listening to Leadbelly and this has excellent sound quality and a great range of tracks. Well worth the money.
Published 7 months ago by sann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I have really enjoyed Leadbelly since the 60's and still do . His appeal does
not age and still sounds as fresh and new as ever . Read more
Published 7 months ago by magic
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Blues
An album for the faithfull. I loved it, and so will you if you love your blues roots.
It took a couple of weeks to be delivered, but that didn't worry me too much.
Published 8 months ago by DavidB
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it!
My wife became interested in Leadbelly because of Nirvana's cover of 'In the Pines', and knowing that I had a few blues albums, asked me if I had anything by him. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Shayman
4.0 out of 5 stars Brought back memories
Bought this as I had many Lead Belly records when I was a young man. I really enjoyed this in CD form,
Published 8 months ago by Marz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great old recordings
The thing that really struck me about these early blues recordings was how many songs that I know were written so early on quite a few have been covered by the White Stripes
Published 13 months ago by Tony Farrant
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The disc arrived in good time and love it, unfortunately it was supposed to be a two disc set and only one was Lead Belly the other was Justin Timberlake! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Pauline Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10
all of the best Leadbelly tracks a good two cd set perfect for someone new to Leadbelly buy also great for people who know the man's music - 10/10
Published 18 months ago by J. D. Ruddick
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