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From the Vault – Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (1953)

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I don’t really need to say much about this one. Old blues singers of Lead Belly’s┬ácalibre send a shiver down my spine every time. This 10″ compilation, put out by Folkways in 1953, is posthumous as Huddie Ledbetter passed away in 1949. His distinct voice and fingerpicking style ┬áremain as haunting and breezy as ever. The self-proclaimed “King of the 12-string Guitar” was a true easy rider. Though you may not be able to find a copy of this particular record we have here at CKUT, his recordings are a must-have. This old country blues seems to suit any occasion well, particularly hot Montreal summers. I’ve linked the title track down below, listen in!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d-HfhIntQY