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Lead Belly A Musical Legacy at the Grammy Museum

by Jan 02, 2015(0) Comment

Last year was an extremely busy year for the legendary Lead Belly. One of our proudest moments was the November 16th opening of Lead Belly: A Musical Legacy exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Honoring his 125th birthday, we provided the Grammy Museum with enough memorabilia to give visitors an in-depth look into his musical contr...

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Lead Belly 10-inch Vinyl LP is Now Available!

by Nov 26, 2014(0) Comment

The two programs on this special release mark the only existing broadcasts of blues/folk legend Huddie Ledbetter’s (a/k/a Lead Belly) “The Story of Folklore,” a weekly radio program aired on Sunday nights during August 1948 on WNYC New York and hosted by Lead Belly. Never before issued, the programs were recently discovered and acquired b...

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Reel Music 2014: ‘The 78 Project Movie’ has singers of today using yesterday’s technology

by Nov 14, 2014(0) Comment

In the 1930s, musicologist Alan Lomax travelled the American hinterlands with a Presto portable disk recorder, capturing performances that formed the backbone of the country's musical heritage and expanded the audiences of Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, and many more. Now, some ambitious admirers of Lomax's work have paid homage to him with a f...

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Interview with George Ezra: Bad luck is good for me…

by Nov 14, 2014(0) Comment

DON'T be surprised if you see singing sensation George Ezra walking under ladders or going out of his way to annoy black cats this weekend. Ezra reckons bad luck always hit his Scottish gigs in the past - but that's only helped make them better. The Budapest and Blame It On Me man rolls into the QMU on Saturday for his biggest gig yet, a...

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A Lot Of Music Is Just Disappearing Off The Face Of The Earth

A Lot Of Music Is Just Disappearing Off The Face Of The Earth

by Nov 14, 2014(0) Comment

While it’s conventional wisdom that we know next to nothing about music that came before the advent of musical notation, with old war songs and tribal chants lost forever to time, it may come as a shock that recordings by artists whose music is still covered today and that was recorded less than a century ago are just disappearing off the ...

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