Dan Zanes and Friends “Lead Belly, Baby!” CD (**GIVEAWAY**)

Lead Belly Baby

I received a copy of this CD in exchange for my honest review.

I was very interested to learn a little more when I received “Lead Belly, Baby!”.  The CD had me intrigued, and we learned about folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, more often known as “Lead Belly”, who lived 1888-1949.

GRAMMY-winning children’s artist Dan Zanes has always been fascinated by Lead Belly, which is what inspired the CD.  Zanes and other musicians have put together a CD of Ledbetter’s music, remade for people to explore and learn about this music.

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What a great way to honor an American music idol.  There is so much history and great music on this CD.

Lead Belly, Baby

The book comes with a 40-page booklet, complete with lyrics and information.  It is great to be able to read about the history behind each song, plus photos.

The CD runs 45 minutes and has 14 tracks.

Lead Belly, Baby

Lead Belly, Baby is available September 8, 2017.

Visit Dan Zanes at http://danzanes.com/

Visit Smithsonian Folkways and check out Lead Belly, Baby.


Dan Zanes “Lead Belly, Baby” CD

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By | 2017-10-12T01:16:27+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Giveaway, Music, Product Reviews|20 Comments

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  1. Tomi C October 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    https://folkways.si.edu/ has some excellent FREE educational resources that would be ideal for so many courses from History, Geography, Music and more. I emailed the link to the learn page to my kids’ piano instructor. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  2. candy October 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Learning about music and becoming more appreciative of what music give to us is priceless. Wonderful there are people willing to share and give of themselves through music.

  3. Bill Sweeney October 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    This. Is. AWESOME! Led Belly is one of the greatest blues artists of all time. I have to add this to my collection.

  4. Vera October 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I love blues so much. It’s one of those music genres that just moves you with the first note. Led Belly was one of the masters, and I think this album sounds great!

  5. Heather October 14, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I love his musical style. I remember seeing this guy on a kids televsion show when my kiddos were smaller.

  6. Kim October 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Did he originally do children’s music?? Great to see him branching out and being successful.

  7. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh October 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    My daughter is taking a music appreciation class this year in her freshman year of college. She’s learning all sorts of different music styles from artists she’s never heard of before. I homeschool my 12 year old and thought about doing a short lesson on music appreciation as well, these would be great to include.

  8. miranda October 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of either of these artists. i’l have to youtube them and listen to their music. I’m always open to new artists and music genres

  9. Joyce Duboise October 15, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this, but definitely appreciate the introduction! I listen to every type of music and there’s something about this that I’d expect to be very catchy.

  10. Bonnie G October 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this great giveaway. I would love to listen to this CD.

  11. ricci October 16, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I’v never heard of Dan Zanes before but now I need to go check him out! Thanks for the heads up!!

  12. Angie Rose October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I am such a music buff & love reading and learning all about it! The older I get, the more I find myself interested in blues music!

  13. Leigh Anne Borders October 16, 2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    I love blues music! I also love incorporating music into my classroom. It is such an easy way to introduce genres to kids.

  14. Heather October 16, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    That sounds like a great CD to add to my collection. I go through spells of desperately needing something new to listen to, and I’m in one now.

  15. rosemary palmer October 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I’m not one to listen to Blues a lot, but sure did enjoy when in Memphis all the live performances on Beale Street. So much local talent.

  16. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen October 16, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Honestly, it’s my first time to hear about Dan Zanes and Lead Belly. I would love to listen to his music.

  17. E H October 17, 2017 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Love this program Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, what a great initiative. There are quite a few great recordings that they got in their collection.

  18. adriana October 18, 2017 at 4:01 am - Reply

    I haven’t ever heard this music! It sounds great – what an awesome giveaway! I love that they have this going on – it’s got to be great to hear those recordings!

  19. Mommy Blogger Pehpot October 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    That’s a very intriguing artist. I will definitely check his music. From the playlist it seems like a really nice piece to listen to.,

  20. Mommy Blogger Pehpot October 19, 2017 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Oh, I will check this as it sounds nice. I will share this with my husband, he loves music a lot and so do my kids.

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