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Leadbelly – Huddie Ledbetter's Best... His Guitar - His Voice - His Piano (Pure Pleasure)

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  • Leadbelly's last recordings for a commercial record label were made in the fall of 1944, and the album's 12 songs feature, among other things, virtuoso guitar playing ('Grasshoppers In My Pillow') and a lively scatt-jazz sound driven by the piano ( in 'The Eagle Rocks', Leadbelly takes up the keys himself - a talent not yet known in his case).

    Well-known standard tunes are played in amazing variations, including 'Goodnight,' Irene ',' Rock Island Line 'and' Ella Speed ​​', accompanied by a restrained zither (Paul Mason Howard) and Leadbelly's guitar. He sings superbly and plays both guitar and piano in top form.

    In California, Leadbelly explores his commercial options and runs into an old friend, Tex Ritter. He invites him to his house and together with Merle Travers and the manager of the Capitol label, Lee Gillette, they do some rehearsal sessions. In the process, Leadbelly really gets going and Capitol then manages to record the musician's clearest and most expressive tunes. The recordings are some of the best recorded on the twelve-string guitar at the time.

    Unfortunately, only a handful of the recordings were released during the musician's lifetime, leading him to believe he had once again hit a career dead end. In 1956 and 1962, the album finally comes out and Dave Dexter Jr.

    Production note: Although the album was produced to the best possible quality today, it cannot be measured against today's standards of sonic quality. This would not even be possible with tape material that was created under the conditions of the recording technology of that time.
  • Artist: Leadbelly
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: UK
    Genre: Blues
    Style: Delta Blues
  • A1 Irene
    A2 Grasshoppers In My Pillow
    A3 The Eagle Rocks
    A4 Rock Island Line
    A5 Ella Speed
    A6 Backwater Blues
    B1 Take This Hammer
    B2 Tell Me, Baby
    B3 Eagle Rock Rag
    B4 Western Plain
    B5 Sweet Mary Blues
    B6 On A Christmas Day