Graham Barthram

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The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition&hellip ~ Leadbelly
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb!, 4 Jun 2009
It's a brave move to call something `Definitive' when the artist has recorded so much and has such a variety of styles but this box set pretty much does it. With almost 90 tracks that cover the spectrum of Leadbelly's output taking in Blues, Cowboy songs, Folk, Work songs, Prison songs and just about anything else you can think of - there's even a song on here of him demonstrating his dancing skills!!

The sound has obviously had a lot of time spent on it so you can hear his imperious voice and stunning musicianship and the notes explain a lot about the myth and the reality of the man. The design is well thought out and there are quite a few pictures I'd never seen before. I… Read more