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Friday, March 19, 2010
Lead Belly - Bourgeois Blues
Again,the rich music of Lead Belly -which if you listen carefully has inspired more modern music.In the song: "In New Orleans" we hear the beginnings of the classic "House of The Rising Sun"(made famous by The Animals). The Bourgeois Blues picks at how life really is, in Washington,and becomes one of the first heard folk protest songs ever, recorded in the 1930's! Looky Looky Yonder, becomes the beginning to the song Black Betty...which is covered by a lot of people. One that comes to mind who keeps his covers real is Nick Cave(and the Bad Seeds) Who does a fine job of Black Betty keeping the Looky Looky Yonder part in the song. Gallis Pole loosely becomes Gallows Pole (Led Zeppelin) And the list goes on. Lots of great music here,if you just plain love the blues in an original form. The "originator" Lead Belly. It's blues and it's folksong. Lead Belly Bourgeois Blues