Daily Archives: May 23, 2016

Rock Island Line: Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan, and John Lennon

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Rock Island Line.  This is originally a folk-blues song that was later converted to a British folk-pop song.  We will start with a version by Leadbelly, and then discuss covers … Continue reading

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