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The Smithsonian Folkways Collection - Lead Belly
Track Listing
  1. Irene (Goodnight Irene)
  2. The Bourgeois Blues
  3. Fannin Street (Mister Tom Hughes Brown)
  4. The Midnight Special
  5. John Henry
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  1. Irene (Goodnight Irene)
  2. The Bourgeois Blues
  3. Fannin Street (Mister Tom Hughes Brown)
  4. The Midnight Special
  5. John Henry
  6. Black Girl (Where Did You Sleep Last Night)
  7. Pick A Bale Of Cotton
  8. Take This Hammer
  9. Cotton Fields
  10. Old Riley
  11. Rock Island Line
  12. The Gallis Pole
  13. Ha-Ha This A Way
  14. Sukey Jump
  15. Boll Weevil
  16. Scottsboro Boys
  17. Governor O.K. Allen
  18. Governor Pat Neff
  19. There's A Man Going Around Taking Names
  20. On A Monday
  21. You Can't Lose Me, Cholly
  22. Keep Your Hands Off Her
  23. We Shall Be Free
  24. Alabama Bound
  25. Almost Day
  26. Fiddler's Dram
  27. Green Corn
  28. Sally Walker
  29. Bring Me A Little Water, Silvy
  30. Julie Ann Johnson
  31. Linin' Track
  32. Whoa, Back, Buck
  33. Shorty George
  34. Ham and Eggs
  35. Moanin'
  36. Out On the Western Plains
  37. Noted Rider
  38. Meeting At the Building
  39. Good, Good, Good (Talking, Preaching)/We Shall Walk Through the Valley
  40. Ain't You Glad (The Blood Done Signed My Name)
  41. I'm So Glad, I Done Got Over
  42. The Hindenburg Disaster
  43. Ella Speed
  44. Haul Away Joe
  45. Old Man
  46. Sweet Jenny Lee
  47. Jean Harlow
  48. Laura
  49. Queen Mary
  50. Good Morning Blues
  51. Sail On, Little Girl
  52. Easy Rider
  53. Poor Howard
  54. Duncan and Brady
  55. How Long, How Long
  56. T.B. Blues
  57. Jim Crow Blues
  58. Pigmeat
  59. John Hardy
  60. Outskirts of Town
  61. 4, 5 and 9
  62. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  63. Red Cross Store Blues
  64. Diggin' My Potatoes
  65. Blind Lemon
  66. When a Man's a Long Way From Home
  67. Alberta
  68. Excerpt From "The Lonesome Train"
  69. National Defense Blues
  70. Hitler Song (Mr. Hitler)
  71. Big Fat Woman
  72. Been So Long (Bellevue Hospital Blues)
  73. Shout On
  74. Red River
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Born in 1888, Huddie Ledbetter was the son of a sharecropper; he was born on a Louisiana plantation and learned to play guitar after long days working on his father's farm. After he struck out on his own at the age of 16, Ledbetter's life was full of adventures, both good and bad and including a murder conviction, but while in prison he picked up the nickname Lead Belly, and after writing a handful of great songs (and learning a hundred more) that he made his own with his passionate vocal style that melded blues and folk ...

The Smithsonian Folkways Collection 2015, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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