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The Definitive Leadbelly (Amazon Edition)
 
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The Definitive Leadbelly (Amazon Edition)

2 Dec. 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 19 Jun. 2009
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Not Now Music Ltd 2009
  • Total Length: 2:25:50
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0030DS5T2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,935 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David H. Bebbington on 23 Jun. 2011
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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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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. Coyne on 29 Jan. 2011
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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 By Mr. J. C. Higgins on 19 Jan. 2010
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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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Colin Branthwaite on 9 Jan. 2010
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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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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Martin Jones on 10 Oct. 2009
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Taylor on 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 collection.it is suprising how many riffs appear in other peoples more modern work.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hitch22 on 24 Jan. 2011
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C.A.Malden on 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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