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on 6 July 2016
Although I have some other recordings of Huddie and on Vinyl including a polished studio version on a Capital Records album "Goodnight Irene" and a nice Storyville album that has one of my favourites "How long blues" not on this collection. In all a good collection, interesting also to hear alternative recordings of familiar songs. Got into country blues back in the sixties when a few of the old timers were still around at the blues festivals.
Leadbelly was rather different from many of his peers, and although influenced as a youngster by one of the most famous bluesmen 'Blind Lemon Jefferson' whom he helped, and no doubt the 12 string guitar has its origins here, he was in many ways more versatile.