REMEMBERING LEADBELLY - the reviews

All About Jazz - Remembering Leadbelly -Stony Plain Records - One of the nicest trends in Blues is the exploration of modern artists into songbooks of legendary performers who came before them. One such homage that stands out is the exploration of Leadbellyís repertoire by Long John Baldry...read more

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Blues on Stage - Remembering Leadbelly CD Review - Sometimes as gruff as Tom Waits, he's an expressive and passionate singer who knows the subject well. From the opening 'Lining Track', which inevitably reminds of Taj Mahal's version 30 years ago, he sets the tone...read more

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Kevin McCarthy's Celtic & Folk Music CD Review - This is the second review in as many months where "chance circumstance" raised its bitter-sweet head. This time, just as I was about to listen to the CD, news came through of the death of the great American folklorist, Alan Lomax...read more

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All Music Guide - Portrait of a seminal American artist.  -Long John Baldry came of age as a singer during the British Blues boom, and it's obvious that his love of the music hasn't left him. As he explains in the interview track at the end, Leadbelly was his first musical inspiration, and here he has his chance to pay homage to...read more

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Blues Revue - Long John Baldry - Remembering Leadbelly - Huddie Ledbetter and Long John Baldry don't have a lot in common. One is tall, white, and willowy, while the other was short, black, and stout. One was an ex-con, accused of attempted murder, while the other has ... well, murdered the odd cover tune. One is dead and one's still doing nicely, thank you...read more

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FFWD Weekly - Two giants clash, everybody wins. -Much as Anthony Hopkins managed to play the part of Richard Nixon without looking or particularly sounding like ol' Tricky Dicky himself, so Long John Baldry succeeds here in capturing the essence of Blues pioneer Huddie Ledbetter without descending into mere impersonation. The result is a CD that matches and even, on occasion, surpasses the original artist...read more

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