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2009-02-12T19:04:51.000Z
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Video Title:
Lead Belly - "Let it Shine on Me" [Official Audio]
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Listen to the official audio of Lead Belly's "Let it Shine on Me" from the 1996 album 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1' on Smithsonian Folkways. 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/lead-belly/where-did-you-sleep-last-night-legacy-vol-1/african-american-music-folk-blues/album/smithsonian Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/244Y9OXm84ISOBmWDNWo2b?si=NxRkc0fQRaKVfr15oDFHVQ Forty years after his death, Lead Belly’s songs and style have continued to influence folk, blues, and rock artists including Neil Young, William Styron, Ben Harper, Keb’ Mo, Dionne Farris, and the late Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). Between 1941 and 1947 Lead Belly recorded some of his best music in Moses Asch’s tiny New York studio. The only surviving Asch masters of Lead Belly are now part of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. For the first time in almost 50 years these original acetates have been carefully remastered and newly annotated. 34 tracks, including Irene, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down, and Rock Island Line. Originally released as a tribute to Lead Belly after his death in 1948, this reissue includes many out-takes and previously unreleased and alternate versions. Extensive notes include Lead Belly’s own song commentary. Annotated by Jeff Place. Compiled by Jeff Place, Anthony Seeger and Kip Lornell. "The soul expressed is full-fledged and sublime." — New England Folk Almanac Lead Belly: http://www.leadbelly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeadBellyOfficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadbellyblues Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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3 min 32 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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