Lead Belly

A new comprehensive collection of the music of Lead Belly has been issued by Smithsonian Folkways. So many songs that that swim in my head have roots in Lead Belly’s prison songs, field songs, rural songs. Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Weavers, Pete Seeger, The Beach Boys, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, on and on, sang Lead Belly songs. He was a tap root of American folk music.

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Here’s a Lead Belly field songĀ that was perfect for Creedence Clearwater Revival and their Southern rock style.

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