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.
What a great way to honor an American music idol. There is so much history and great music on this CD.
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 is available September 8, 2017.
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Visit Smithsonian Folkways and check out Lead Belly, Baby.