Track List

Mr. Tom Hughes’ Town

C. C. Rider

You Can’t Lose Me, Charlie

Kansas City Papa

Death Letter Blues, Part 1

Death Letter Blues, Part 2

Fort Worth and Dallas Blues

Bull Cow

Ox Drivin’ Blues

Shorty George

You Don’t Know My Mind

Matchbox Blues

My Baby Quit Me

Baby Don’t You Love Me No More

Leadbelly - American Epic: The Best of (LP - 180 Gram Vinyl)
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Record Label: Third Man Records

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Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

Louisiana delta native Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter is the master of twelve-string blues guitar. His story is one of high-highs and low-lows, from serving stints in prison after killing a man in a fight for a woman’s heart, but then eventually earning early release by entertaining his fellow prison-mates and penning a song for the governor, thus cementing his reputation of singing his way out of prison. Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were early supporters that brought Lead Belly to the attention of Ivy Leaguers as well as a European audience. His songs have been widely covered by artists such as Elvis, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and the Grateful Dead.