Lead Belly

Lead Belly: Lost Radio Broadcasts: WNYC, 1948

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Product Description

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BLUE VINYL 10-INCH LP – FIRST 1,000 COPIES ONLY

These two programs mark the only examples of blues/folk legend Huddie Ledbetter’s (a/k/a Lead Belly) “The Story of Folklore,” a weekly radio program broadcast on Sunday nights on WNYC New York and hosted by Lead Belly. Never before issued, the programs were recently discovered and acquired by OJL, with the assistance and cooperation of the Lead Belly Estate. Available in a 1950s-styled 10-inch LP, much like those issued by Folkways Records. Album notes by Lead Belly biographer Kip Lornell with Cary Ginell. Available in a special blue vinyl edition for the first 1,000 copies only.

I received my (blue!) copy of Lead Belly: Lost Radio Broadcasts: WNYC, 1948 yesterday.  I was so excited I put it right on the turntable before I even took off my shoes for the evening.  I really love Leadbelly and through him have learned so much about the folk tradition and many, many early recording artists.  I just want to let you know what a warm and happy feeling I got listening, then re-listening, then re-listening, to this broadcast recording last night.  The liner notes are thoughtful and the packaging itself was nicely designed and presented.  This disk will be in heavy rotation in my collection for years to come.  Thank you for your stewardship of such culturally important recording.  
Adam Johnson
Chicago, IL

TITLES

August 1, 1948 Program
1. Irene (intro)
2. Backwater Blues
3. House of the Rising Sun
4. Leavin’ Blues
5. Hollywood and Vine
6. Irene (closing)

August 15, 1948 Program
7. Irene (intro)
8. If It Wasn’t for Dicky
9. House of the Rising Sun
10. Careless Love
11. Hollywood and Vine
12. Irene (closing)

Additional Information

Weight .9375 lbs
Dimensions 10.00 x 10.00 x 0.25 in
Specs

10 Inch Vinyl

Years

1948

Tracks

12

Subtitle

Origin Jazz Library OJLP-8055

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