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Epic version of
The House of the Rising Sun
By Rex Luciferius
The song shows off the soulful deep bass voice of Rex Luciferius in one of the most famous Blues Songs in history that has been covered by almost every major artist in Rock History.
None have done it in such a classic Blues style.
The original song is thought to have originated as far back as the 16th Century in Europe and it was released almost a century ago by the infamous Leadbelly a man who served two seven year sentences in two different states for murdering two men over a woman.
Leadbelly was known to sing American Folk songs from his huge repertoire of musical songs he learned from a lifetime of singing all over the United States and he is considered a pillar of American Blues.
Kurt Cobain was quoted as saying that Leadbelly was his personal favorite artist and even claimed Leadbelly was the anonymous favorite artist of the entire Nirvana band.
Nirvana covered the Leadbelly song Where did you sleep last night.
The song was released by Bob Dylan in his debut album and then shortly after it was made famous in the early 1960’s by The Animals and was later covered by The Doors and even The Beatles covered it if you can find a rare bootleg version of the song from The Black Album.
It has been covered by Jimi Hendrix, U2, The Eagles and even Bon Jovi as well as Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, Sinead O’Connor and Tracy Chapman.
Here is the rare Leadbelly version