The Midnight Special (And Other Southern Prison Songs) (studio album) by Lead Belly

The Midnight Special (And Other Southern Prison Songs) by Lead Belly
Year: 1941
Overall rank: 4,353rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1941 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1940s (3rd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,353rd)
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This album is rated in the top 12% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.7/100, a mean average of 75.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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Folk blues é a alma do negro americano!
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Best Albums of 1941
1. The Midnight Special (And Other Southern Prison Songs) by Lead Belly
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3. 8 To The Bar (Two Piano Boogie Woogie For Dancing) by Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons
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11. American Folk Lore Vol. 3 by John Jacob Niles
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13. Hot Jazz Classics by Louis Armstrong's Hot 5
14. Sod Buster Ballads by Almanac Singers
15. Golden-Voiced Canaries by Provol's Golden Birds
16. NBC's Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street by Various Artists
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19. Hot Piano by Earl Hines / "Fats" Waller / Duke Ellington / Jelly-Roll Morton
20. Louis And Earl by Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
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