Excellent Lead Belly article

Crawdaddy! magazine has written a wonderful article in retrospect regarding the influence that Huddie Ledbetter (aka Lead Belly) has had on many contemporary musicians. It contains thoughts from Jimmy Page, George Harrison and Kurt Cobain, as well as a few others.

From the article itself: The Louisianan’s sound first came to impact the young lads who would go on to form the classic rock bands of the ’60s via the British Isle's mid-’50s skiffle craze. Rooted in the jug band style of the 1920s, skiffle’s homemade and improvised style relied on the wacky sounds of household items like washboard, comb, and homemade instruments—the stuff that makes for its irresistible, ecstatic sound.

You can read the article in it's original form right through here. Very special thanks to Michael for helping out on this one.

Posted in NFC news section at on 09-27-2009 @ 4:48 PM (GMT).

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