an interesting song
written by Kelly Pace:
the beginning part has talking -- like a rap -- a guy telling the stationmaster what-and-all he's bringing on the train, I guess...he's listing off all this livestock....
to listen to, on You Tube:
Lead Belly is a singer who's referred to by some of the artists I read about, such as Bob Dylan: this was my first occasion to listen to a song sung by Lead Belly. He died in 1949, so I was surprised at the high quality of that recording.
It sounds great -- he has quite a voice -- it rocks.
When you listen, you can totally tell where many aspects of Lead Belly's style are the basis for R & B as well as rock and roll.
And this guy was born in 1888!
In the immediately post-Reconstruction South.