Lead Belly

Easy Rider

  • A 702034
  • Release Date: January 11th 2019
  • $24.99

This collection of songs by Lead Belly was assembled by Folkways founder Moses Asch from recordings made in the early to mid-1940s, and it focuses primarily on Lead Belly’s observations on the hate and racism that permeated America and the world during this turbulent period of history. Songs like “Jim Crow” and “Bourgeois Blues” reflect his anger at the discrimination he and others experienced as African Americans, while “Hitler” was his condemnation of Hitler and anti-Semitism. This vinyl reissue is part of a Folkways Records’ series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label.