the man, the myth, the legend

When artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain to Jack White cover your songs, it’s clear that your influence spans music genres and generations. Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, the first career-spanning boxed set dedicated to the American music legend was released today. The compilation, a follow-up to our 2012 Grammy-winning Woody at 100 boxed set, includes 108 songs on five discs in a 140-page book filled with photos, original letters, newspaper clips, and archival artwork. The collection, written and co-produced by Jeff Place and Robert Santelli, is available now on the Smithsonian Folkways website.

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