Ram Jam - Black Betty

Here's a little Rock-N-Roll history lesson. Black Betty is a 20th century African American work song. The song has been credited to the author Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter released in 1939, but there are earlier recordings that are folk material from the 18th century. One version in particular is a marching cadence about a flint lock musket. Although there are many recorded versions, one even by Tom Jones, Ram Jam is the band that made Black Betty infamous and one of the best classic rock songs of all times. What do you think?

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