Leadbelly ‎– American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly - Blues 180 Grm LP

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Lead Belly ‎– American Epic: The Best of Lead Belly

Third Man Records ‎– TMR-461
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
16 Jun 2017
Delta Blues


A1 Mr. Tom Hughes’ Town
A2 C. C. Rider
A3 You Can’t Lose Me, Charlie
A4 Kansas City Papa
A5 Death Letter Blues, Part 1
A6 Death Letter Blues, Part 2
A7 Fort Worth and Dallas Blues


B1 Bull Cow
B2 Ox Drivin’ Blues
B3 Shorty George
B4 You Don’t Know My Mind
B5 Matchbox Blues
B6 My Baby Quit Me
B7 Baby Don’t You Love Me No More



Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Columbia Records
Copyright (c) – Third Man Records, LLC
Copyright (c) – Lo-Max Records Ltd.
Licensed To – Third Man Records, LLC
Engineered At – Endpoint Audio Labs, Inc.
Mastered At – Audio Mechanics
Lacquer Cut At – Nashville Record Productions
Pressed By – Third Man Pressing

Art Direction – Nathanio Strimpopulos
Compiled By [Album Compiler], Editor [Album Editor] – Bernard MacMahon
Executive-Producer – Jack White (2), Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett*
Lacquer Cut By – WG*
Mastered By – Duke Erikson, Ellis Burman, John Polito, John Tefteller, Nicholas Berg*, Peter Henderson
Producer [Album Producers] – Adam Block, Allison McGourty, Bernard MacMahon, Duke Erikson,Peter Henderson
Producer [Associate Producer] – Jack McLean, Patrick Ferris
Remastered By [Audio Restoration and Remastering] – Duke Erikson, John Tefteller, Nicholas Berg*,Peter Henderson
Transferred By [78 RPM Transfers By] – Nicholas Berg*
Vocals, Guitar – Lead Belly*

Single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish, with black poly-lined inner sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 8 13547 02429 9
Matrix / Runout (Etched, Runout Side A): TMR-461-A CONVICTED OF MURDER TWICE... [TMP encircled] WG/NRP
Matrix / Runout (Etched, Runout Side B): TMR-461-B THAT WE KNOW OF [TMP encircled] WG/NRP


American Epic represents a 10-year odyssey undertaken by director Bernard MacMahon and producers Allison McGourty and Duke Erikson, and audio engineer Nicholas Bergh that involved tracking down countless long forgotten musicians, restoring the music that they recorded and reassembling the technology that created it. Along the way they brought some of the most important figures in contemporary culture to help them on their quest. Executive Producers Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford have lent their support to what Redford calls "America's greatest untold story."

Louisiana delta native Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter is the master of 12-string blues guitar. His story is one of high-highs and low-lows, from serving stints in prison after killing a man in a fight for a woman's heart, but then eventually earning early release by entertaining his fellow prison-mates and penning a song for the governor, thus cementing his reputation of singing his way out of prison. Folklorists John and Alan Lomax were early supporters that brought Lead Belly to the attention of Ivy Leaguers as well as a European audience. His songs have been widely covered by artists such as Elvis, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and the Grateful Dead.

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Third Man Records
Color Black