Friday, May 1, 2015

On This Day 01 May

In 2015 Jimmy Page remembers hearing Fred Gerlach's version of Gallows Pole. Also on this day in 1971 Roy Harper's album Stormcock was released. Jimmy Page played on one track.

2015 01 May On This Day Gallows Pole

1962 Fred Gerlach recorded for Smithsonian Folkways

Huddie William Ledbetter (1888 – 1949) was an American folk and blues musician best known as Lead Belly (his preferred spelling).  He usually played the twelve-string guitar but, like John Paul Jones, Lead Belly could also play other musical instruments:  piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, and accordion.

Lead Belly was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Fred Gerlach (1925 - 2009) carried the mantle from Lead Belly. In 1962 he recorded an album for Folkways Records of his traditional blues singing and intricate twelve-string guitar technique.

1971 01 May Roy Harper releases Stormcock


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