Leadbelly's Last Sessions

Leadbelly's Last Sessions

by Lead BellyLead Belly


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Four CDs containing the best part of Leadbelly's only recordings on magnetic recording tape, which allowed him to stretch his songs to their usual length for the first time on record. The clarity of the recording, the presence of the between-song comments, and the selection of material makes this a seminal part of any serious collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/1994
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074006825
catalogNumber: 40068
Rank: 72947


Disc 1

  1. Yes, I Was Standing In The Bottom
  2. Yes, I'm Going Down To Louisiana
  3. I Ain't Going Down To The well No More
  4. Dick Ligger's Holler
  5. Miss Liza Jane
  6. Dog Latin Song
  7. Leaving Blues
  8. Go Down Old Hannah
  9. Blue Tail Fly
  10. Nobody In This World Is Better Than Us
  11. We're In The Same Boat, Brother
  12. Looky Looky Yonder
  13. Jolly O' The Ransom
  14. Old Ship Of Zion
  15. Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvy
  16. Mistreatin' Mama
  17. Black Betty
  18. Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No Mo'
  19. I'm Going Back Down in Louisiana
  20. I Don't Know You, What Have I Done
  21. Rock Island Line
  22. Old Man
  23. Shorty George
  24. Stewball
  25. Bottle up and Go
  26. You Know I Got to Do It
  27. Ain't It A Shame To Go Fishin' On A Sunday
  28. I Ain't gonna Drink Anymore
  29. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
  30. My Lindy Lou
  31. I'm Thinking Of A Friend
  32. He Never Said A Mumbling Word
  33. I Don't Want No More Of Army Life
  34. In The World
  35. I Want to Go Home

Disc 2

  1. New Iberia
  2. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
  3. John Henry
  4. Salty Dog
  5. National Defense Blues
  6. Easy, Mr. Tom
  7. Relax Your Mind
  8. Bottle Up And Go
  9. Polly Wolly Wee
  10. Pig Latin Song
  11. Hawaiian Song
  12. Drinkin' Lum Y A Alla
  13. The Grey Goose
  14. Silver City Bound
  15. The Titanic
  16. Death Letter Blues
  17. Mary Don't You Weep
  18. He Never Said A Mumbling Word

Disc 3

  1. Midnight Special
  2. Boll Weevil
  3. Careless Love
  4. Easy rider
  5. Cry For Me
  6. Ain't Going To Drink No More (De Kalb Blues)
  7. Birmingham Jail
  8. Old Riley
  9. Julie Ann Johnson
  10. It's Tight Like That
  11. 4, 5 & 9
  12. Good Morning Babe, How Do You Do?
  13. Jailhouse Blues
  14. Well, You Know I Had To Do It
  15. Goodnight Irene
  16. 25 Cent Dude
  17. How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
  18. Hello Central
  19. Hesitation Blues
  20. I'll Be Down On The Last Bread Wagon

Disc 4

  1. Somebody's Diggin' My Potatoes
  2. Springtime In The Rockies
  3. Chinatown
  4. Rock Island Line
  5. Backwater Blues
  6. Sweet Mary
  7. Goodnight Irene
  8. Easy, Mr. Tom
  9. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  10. I'm Alone Because I Love You
  11. In New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun)
  12. Mary Don't You Weep
  13. Talk About Fannin Street
  14. Fannin Street
  15. Sugared The Beer
  16. Didn't Old John cross the Water
  17. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
  18. Bully Of The Town
  19. Sweet Jenny Lee
  20. Yellow Gal
  21. He Was The Man
  22. We're In The Same Boat, Brother
  23. Leaving Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lead Belly   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Alan Lomax   Composer
Moses Asch   Liner Notes
James Cox   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Jeff Place   Liner Notes
Matt Walters   Liner Notes
Spencer Williams   Composer
Anthony Seeger   Liner Notes
Ernest Lawlars   Composer
Georgia Turner   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Sean Killeen   Liner Notes
Frederic Ramsey   Engineer,Liner Notes

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