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: 4,383rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Best album of 1941 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1940s (2nd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,383rd)
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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 75.3/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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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. The Lonesome Road by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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