Samstag, 26. November 2022

Leadbelly - Alabama Bound

ImageHuddie Ledbetter, known as Leadbelly, was a unique figure in the American popular music of the 20th century.

Ultimately, he was best remembered for a body of songs that he discovered, adapted, or wrote, including "Goodnight, Irene," "Rock Island Line," "The Midnight Special," and "Cotton Fields."

But he was also an early example of a folksinger whose background had brought him into direct contact with the oral tradition by which folk music was handed down, a tradition that, by the early years of the century, already included elements of commercial popular music.

Because he was an African-American, he is sometimes viewed as a blues singer, but blues (a musical form he actually predated) was only one of the styles that informed his music. He was a profound influence on folk performers of the 1940s such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, who in turn influenced the folk revival and the development of rock music from the 1960s onward, which makes his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, early in the hall's existence, wholly appropriate.

Here´s a compilation of recordings from 1940, digitally re-mastered from the original monaural metal masters in 1988.

Leadbelly - Alabama Bound
(192 kbps, mp3)

5 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

The link for this file is no longer works. Might it be revived? Thank you.

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a fresh link...

Anonym hat gesagt…

Many thanks for this and all your shares.

Anonym hat gesagt…

Hi, is Zippy now your favorite link? It don't work in my country since 2019.
Please return to the usual that worked fine all the years.

zero hat gesagt…

Zippy is not our favourite hoster, but there are more and more problems with mediafire. In most situations a VPN is helpful to use zippy links despite the limitations in many countries.

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