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Pete Seeger Sings Lead Belly

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 22nd, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Pete Seeger Sings Lead Belly
    Source: https://folkways.si.edu Folkway Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

    This record cover designed by Craig Mierop is an early in-use example of Village, or Pyschedelitype 5788/5789, as it was named in the Psychedelitypes catalog (1968) by Photo-Lettering, Inc. Mierop was connected to the New York typesetting provider also as the designer of Ginger Snap and Mierop Inline, which were added to their library around this time.

    Folkway Records:

    Iconic folk singer Pete Seeger describes the music of Lead Belly as “some of the best songs we’ll ever know.” On this 11-track recording, Seeger pays tribute to the legendary blues musician and 12-string guitar virtuoso he also called a friend. Performed live with both exuberance and deference, the selections on this recording present a small fraction of Lead Belly’s extensive repertoire but include greats such as “Goodnight Irene,” “Midnight Special,” and “Alabama Bound.” Sleeve notes written by Seeger include a biography of Lead Belly and recount the origins of their friendship, and what it was that made Lead Belly the artist he was.

    Cover photography by David Gahr, Frederic Ramsey.

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