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Lead Belly - Easy Rider Vinyl LP - direct audio

Lead Belly - Easy Rider Vinyl LP

Smithsonian Folkways

  • $ 2298

Lead Belly Easy Rider Vinyl LP

This collection of songs by Lead Belly was assembled by Folkways founder Moses Asch from recordings made in the early to mid-1940s, and it focuses primarily on the legendary folk/blues artist's observations on the hate and racism that permeated America and the world during this turbulent period of history.

Songs like "Jim Crow" and "Bourgeois Blues" reflect his anger at the discrimination he and others experienced as African Americans, while "Hitler" was his condemnation of the notorious German leader and anti-Semitism. This vinyl reissue is part of a Folkways Records' series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label, continuing with Dave Van Ronk and Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry.

Easy Rider was remastered from the original LP master tapes in 1953 and is presented in a classic Folkways style tip-on jacket with the original liner notes.

Lead Belly Easy Rider Track Listing:

1. There's a Man Going Round Taking Names
2. Easy Rider
4. 3. Red Bird
5. Line 'Em
6. T.B. Blues
7. Jim Crow
8. Bourgeois Blues
9. Army Life
10. Hitler Song

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