Lead Belly Road – Lead Belly (Year Unknown)

Lead Belly Road - Lead Belly (Year Unknown)

Like a ghost, you can hear the distant howls of Lead Belly (“Irene, good ni-i-ight, Irene, good nigh'”) in this murky compilation. Lead Bally is such a classic blues singer, of incalculable influence…and yet his music is so damn hard to find in a decent album format. And yet despite the age of the recordings, you can still hear the power, the creativity, the very immortal soul of blues coming through the distressed vinyl and scrub-heavy potato-quality MP3. That’s how Lead Belly is…he transcends shit technology, floating above it way more than his namesake would suggest possible.

Choice Cut: Irene
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