4.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable biography., 31 Mar. 2012
I enjoyed this book. If you come to this book as I did, with a good idea of Leadbelly's music and what he represents there's no real surprises here, however a lot of good research has added much colour and detail to my knowledge of this man and his eventful life. The journalistic style of this book is easy to read. I noticed a few grammar and compositional problems, but I don't let such things annoy me. The discography is interesting; trying to figure out which sessions all the recordings in the many compilations available is a fun challenge. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the subject.