Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Lead Belly; The Minneapolis Private Party

Lead Belly - The Minneapolis Party - November 21st 1948 Document DOCD-5664

Lead Belly was a powerhouse of Afro-American musical history. Blues, Ballads, Ragtime Guitar and Work Songs were just some of the genres that made up his seemingly endless repertoire. This CD captures the man at his best; entertaining in front of an attentive audience in an informal setting. At times the atmosphere is charged as when he calmly relates to his audience the violent circumstances that led to one of his prison sentences. But there is also a great warmth as he delights his audience, his soft spoken voice revealing the intelligent and humorous side of this legendary figure. His stunning twelve string guitar work is used to gteat effect with frenetic ragtime as can be heard on The Gallis Pole and with infectious rhythms as Jean Harlow and Stewball. When the recording begins we join Lead Belly performing the rousing Nobody In The World Is Better Than Usand his audience has already been won over by this raconteure and By the third track you too will have settled in and become a welcome guest to the party. Overview *Available only on Document. * 26 tracks. * Private recording. * Lead Belly is well known for his discovery, while in prison for murder by the famous folklorists John and Alan Lomax. * Informative booklet notes by Ken Romanowski * 30% Off Distributor Price! Track List 1. Nobody In The World Is Better Than Us 2. Story 3. Jim Crow 4. The Gallis Pole 5. Samuel Hall 6. Jean Harlow 7. I Ain`t Goin` Down To The Well No MOre 8. Mississippi River 9. Fannin Street 10. Dicky 11. Old Black Cow 12. Pig Latin Song 13. Hawiian Song 14. John Henry 15. Goodnight, Irene 16. The Grey Goose 17. Ain`t It A Shame 18. Stewball 19. Bourgeois Blues 20. Govenor Pat Neff 21. Govenor O.K. Allen 22. A Lesson In History 23. Lake Superior 24. Mississippi River (No. 2) 25. Down In Louisiana 26. Goodnight Irene Bar Code 714298566420 Display Under; Blues Further Details For further details and sound samples click here NOTE: Recommended Retail Price Shown. Ordering Information Ordering enquiries can be made by; email; sales@document-records.com telephone; +44 (0)1988 403200 Fax; +44 (0) 1988 402333

 

 

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