[2CD] LEAD BELLY • MASTERWORKS VOLUMES 1 & 2 • LIMITED EDITION 2 DISC SET
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"Lead Belly is one of the greatest musical influences of the 20th century and his work is celebrated in this brilliant collection." The Daily Telegraph U.K.
"No Lead Belly - no Beatles." - George Harrison
More than six decades after his death from Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1949, the influence of the great blues and folk singer Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) continues to reverberate through time. Tom Waits, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and Jack White are just a few of the musicians who have been deeply influenced by Lead Belly. Kurt Cobain said that he was his favorite performer, adding “Isn’t he all of ours?” He also had a deceptively simple way of playing his powerful twelve-string guitar, an instrument Cobain once tried to buy from Lead Belly’s cousin. Some of Lead Belly’s songs - such as Goodnight Irene, The Rock Island Line, The Midnight Special and Pick a Bale of Cotton - have become classics. The richness of his legacy is shown to its full impressive extent in this superb 2 CD LIMITED EDITION set called Lead Belly: Masterworks Volume 1 & 2. The set includes two CDs covering over two hours of music over 40 tracks. Sixteen of these songs are previously unreleased, and they include some wonderful rarities.
Disc 1: 1. Midnight Special 2. The Gallis Pole 3. Dekalb Blues 4. John Hardy 5. Goodnight Irene 6. The Bourgeios Blues 7. Pretty Flower In your Backyard 8. Borrow Love and Go 9. Big Fat Woman 10. Julie Ann Johnson 11. Be So Glad When I Get Home 12. Old Ship Zion 13. I Don't Want No More Army Life 14. Ella Louise 15. Backwater Blues 16. Rock Island Line 17. Mary and Martha 18. Go Down Old Hannah 19. When I Was A Cowboy 20. How Long 21. In New Orleans (House Of The Rising Sun)
Disc 2: 1. Goodnight Irene 2. Ho-Day - Ain’t Going Down To The Well 3. No More 4. Rock Island Line 5. Go Down Old Hannah 6. Shine On Me 7. What Can I Do To Change Your Mind 8. Skip To My Lou 9. Mary And Martha 10. C’est Bon, Les Oeugs (Scrambled Egg Song) 11. Whoa Back Buck 12. John Henry 13. Backwater Blues 14. Ella Lousie 15. I Don’t Want No More Of Army Life 16. Relax Your Mind 17. Goodnight Irene (Version 2) 18. Old Ship Of Zion 19. I Will Be So Glad When I Get Home 20. Good Morning Blues 21. Bottle Up And Go