Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ram Jam - Black Betty

"Black Betty" is a 20th century African-American work song often credited to Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter as the author, though the earliest recordings are not by him. Some sources claim it is one of Lead Belly's many adaptations of earlier folk material in this case an 18th century marching cadence about a flint-lock musket.

Many artists covered the song, including: Ram Jam, Manfred Mann, Ministry, Sheryl Crow, Meat Loaf, Soil. The Ram Jam's version is today's song, Black Betty being their best known song

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