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Title: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: uncle bud on February 03, 2015, 03:49:56 PM
Haven't seen mention of this here yet. New boxed set coming from Smithsonian Folkways later this month. 5-CDs, 140-page book, includes 16 unreleased tracks.

http://www.folkways.si.edu/leadbelly (http://www.folkways.si.edu/leadbelly)

Producer Jeff Place talks Lead Belly:

Jeff Place on Lead Belly Legacy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCo84gv0hMw#ws)



Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: Stuart on February 03, 2015, 05:19:00 PM
Thanks, Andrew. There was a mention on  the NPR site a while back:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/11/26/366616404/lead-belly-im-so-glad-i-done-got-over (http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/11/26/366616404/lead-belly-im-so-glad-i-done-got-over)

And here's the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Lead-Belly-Smithsonian-Folkways-Collection/dp/B00QHCKH8U (http://www.amazon.com/Lead-Belly-Smithsonian-Folkways-Collection/dp/B00QHCKH8U)
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: stunasty 55 on February 12, 2015, 06:16:24 AM
Can't wait for this.
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: Pan on February 22, 2015, 01:09:40 PM
Hi all

Here's another link on this by npr:

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/21/387566023/that-blew-my-mind-raiding-the-lead-belly-vault?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20150222 (http://www.npr.org/2015/02/21/387566023/that-blew-my-mind-raiding-the-lead-belly-vault?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20150222)

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: StoogeKebab on February 23, 2015, 12:02:46 AM
Happened to have a spare $150 day after pre orders open. Didn't hesitate for a second and can't wait to receive it when it comes! I initially felt a bit annoyed that the "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" so called 'duet with Bessie Smith' was not so, but then it hit me - this was the sound of a musical legend doing exactly what I do with my records, listening and learning by singing along. So I'm very much looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: Stuart on February 24, 2015, 03:48:17 PM
Received the Smithsonian e-mail today announcing the official roll out--included were  links that may be of interest to some:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/archivist-jeff-place-on-lead-belly-the-smithsonian-folkways-collection/african-american-music-american-folk-blues/music/video/smithsonian (http://www.folkways.si.edu/archivist-jeff-place-on-lead-belly-the-smithsonian-folkways-collection/african-american-music-american-folk-blues/music/video/smithsonian)

http://smithsonianfolkways.tumblr.com/tagged/LeadBellySongBySong (http://smithsonianfolkways.tumblr.com/tagged/LeadBellySongBySong)

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/XPAEL (http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/XPAEL)

http://www.leadbellyfest.com/ (http://www.leadbellyfest.com/)

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/21/387566023/that-blew-my-mind-raiding-the-lead-belly-vault (http://www.npr.org/2015/02/21/387566023/that-blew-my-mind-raiding-the-lead-belly-vault)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2015/02/21/smithsonian-folkways-serves-essential-lead-belly/A92n5q7oScrXNlWRFiYFTJ/story.html (http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2015/02/21/smithsonian-folkways-serves-essential-lead-belly/A92n5q7oScrXNlWRFiYFTJ/story.html)

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/videos/legend-of-lead-belly/34660 (http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/videos/legend-of-lead-belly/34660)
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: Stuart on February 25, 2015, 11:55:41 AM
After reading Andrew's post, I did a little  searching and found another option:

http://www.importcds.com/music/4140630/various-artist-lead-belly-smithsonian-folkways-collection (http://www.importcds.com/music/4140630/various-artist-lead-belly-smithsonian-folkways-collection)

It looks like $3.99 shipping and another $5.00 to Canada. Other countries are listed on the Shipping Calculator menu.
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: uncle bud on February 27, 2015, 05:49:14 AM
Thanks for the info Stuart. My complaint is not with Smithsonian Folkways -- although they should choose a different carrier -- so much as FedEx. $40 for shipping to Canada is extortionate. UPS tries the same bullshit, claiming brokerage fees.

Give me the good ol' USPS any day.

But I will likely wait for my local record store to get it and give them my business.
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: Stuart on February 27, 2015, 08:26:15 AM
My guess is that Smithsonian has a contact with FedEx--probably exclusive--for some, if not all, of their items. Thus, the shipping options are limited--maybe even to only one for non- U.S. orders. This kind of thing can be maddening.
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: Stuart on February 27, 2015, 09:16:23 AM
I just saw that one to the TV stations is showing the 1976 film "Leadbelly" this evening. I checked and it's available on Youtube. Here are a couple of links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt5Y4fKY5Qw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt5Y4fKY5Qw)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074781/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074781/)

I've never seen it, so I can't comment on it, one way or the other.
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: StoogeKebab on February 28, 2015, 03:38:21 AM
My guess is that Smithsonian has a contact with FedEx--probably exclusive--for some, if not all, of their items. Thus, the shipping options are limited--maybe even to only one for non- U.S. orders. This kind of thing can be maddening.

As an international purchaser I can second this. I was given one option to ship it to Australia (notice how my post says I had $150, not $100?)
Title: Re: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Post by: Stuart on February 28, 2015, 08:25:27 AM
I figured as much, but I didn't know where you were specifically located. The United States Postal Service dropped its surface mail option to many countries several years ago, infuriating people who have family and friends abroad, as well as businesses with overseas customers. Options are limited.
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