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King of the Twelve-String Guitar


Download links and information about King of the Twelve-String Guitar by Leadbelly. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Blues, World Music, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Acoustic genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 54:31 minutes.

Artist: Leadbelly
Release date: 1991
Genre: Blues, World Music, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Acoustic
Tracks: 18
Duration: 54:31
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No. Title Length
1. Packin' Trunk 2:55
2. Becky Deem, She Was a Gamblin' Girl 3:03
3. Honey, I'm All Out and Down 3:12
4. Four Day Worry Blues 3:05
5. Roberta Part I 2:59
6. Roberta Part II 3:03
7. Death Letter Blues Part I 2:57
8. Death Letter Blues Part II 3:10
9. Kansas City Papa 3:08
10. Fort Worth and Dallas Blues 3:00
11. You Don't Know My Mind 3:02
12. Ox Drivin' Blues 2:53
13. Daddy I'm Coming Back to You 2:48
14. Shorty George 3:05
15. Yellow Jacket 2:53
16. T.B. Woman Blues 3:09
17. Pig Meat Papa 3:16
18. My Baby Quit Me 2:53



Although Huddie Ledbetter had recorded for the Library of Congress while still in jail in 1933, King of the 12-String Guitar contains some of the music from his earliest commercial recording date, only five months after getting out of prison for the second (and final) time. The majority of the material (other than the first four numbers) consists of alternate takes and previously unissued performances, although some of the numbers were formerly out on LPs by Folkways or Biograph. The music (ranging from blues to folk music) is highly recommended both to veteran collectors (who otherwise probably do not have most of these cuts) and to those just discovering the legendary and unique musician. Forty-six at the time, Leadbelly's powerful voice and his work on 12-string guitar are consistently memorable.