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Old 01-22-2007, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old American Folk artist, so I can expect no one will respond to this. I use to have collections but I lost all my music on my computer. Though if anyone shows any interest and wants and album I'll do my best to find something. He's been covered my everyone and their mom. A pretty extensive amount of songs and a really interesting life, born a couple months before the end of the Civil War.

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Old 01-22-2007, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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more like grey goose, and the song about fishing are sweet
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i like some of it...can't take too much at the same time.
but his life story is crazy...are woody guthrie and his son anything like him? i think they toured together....i'll expect no answer
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think Leadbelly and Woody colabed on an album or two. Though I've never listened to it but now that you've reminded me I'll find it and listen to it.* I wouldn't say Woody and him are a close listen. Leadbelly puts more blues into his music. If you're into old folk in general I'd say you'd like both. I've honestly never given Arlo Guthrie a second listen because it didn't seem too special.




*Edit: or not and some label just slapped both of their songs onto one album?
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How have i only just found this thread.. i admittedly got into leadbelly due to jack white citing him as a major influence, but ive subsequently grown to love him. I think his is the greatest voice in blues and the diversity of his music set him apart from his contempories. I'd suggest King of the 12-string guitar or huddie ledbetters best
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think of leadbelly all the time. I adapted "Goodnight Irene" into a goodbye song that I sing to kids that do music classes with. The kids sing it over and over again.

He is an American icon.
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^I wish really he was. America truley does have amazingly wonderful and wonderfully amazing roots. Not enough people as I would like recognize them though. Leadbelly is a damn legend.
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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hell, evidently, even the brits love him.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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He is one of those artists that has the ability to write a song and the first time you hear it you think you have know it for your whole life.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think that pretty much hits on the head and I think that's the definition of good folk.
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