Various Artists

Tribute to Guthrie/Leadbelly:...

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Tribute to Guthrie and Leadbelly: A Vision Shared. This album was organized as a benefit to help the Smithsonian buy the Folkways Records catalog. The performers, mostly rock-based pop stars influenced by folk music, present their interpretations of Guthrie and Leadbelly songs, with varying results. The best, however, is very good, and that includes Bob Dylan doing "Pretty Boy Floyd," and Willie Nelson's "Philadelphia Lawyer," and Taj Mahal's "The Bourgeois Blues."