Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 I'm Sorry Mama
2:06
2 Packin’ Trunk
2:56
3 Four Day Worry Blues
3:07
4 Roberta Pt. 1
3:00
5 Death Letter Blues Pt. 1
2:58
6 Fort Worth And Dallas Blues
3:01
7 Ox Drivin' Blues
2:54
8 TB Woman Blues
3:08
9 My Baby Quit Me
2:54
10 Midnight Special
2:54
11 Pigmeat
3:10
12 Black Snake Moan
3:09
13 See See Rider
2:56
14 Shorty George
3:06
15 You Don't My Mind
3:03
16 The Bourgeois Blues
3:16
17 John Hardy
4:19
18 Pick A Bale Of Cotton
3:01
19 Grey Goose
2:57
20 Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
3:02
21 Pretty Flower In Your Backyard
2:44
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Good Morning Blues
2:47
2 Whoa Back Buck
2:34
3 Leaving Blues
2:52
4 Alberta
2:55
5 Alabama Bound
3:03
6 Bourgeois Blues
5:34
7 The Red Cross Store Blues
3:07
8 Easy Rider
3:11
9 I'm On My Last Go Round
3:11
10 New York City
3:02
11 Irene
1:50
12 On Monday
1:51
13 Rock Island Line
2:53
14 Eagle Rock Rag
2:45
15 Corn Bread Rough
2:09
16 Little Sally Walker
2:35
17 I Got A Pretty Flower
2:29
18 Take This Hammer
1:35
19 In New Orleans
3:15
20 How Long
2:10
21 Irene Goodnight
3:37

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Alan Lomax (track 16)
John Lomax (track 16)
composer:
Lead Belly (track 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 13)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 10, 18)
arrangements:
Midnight Special (Van Morrison) (track 10)
Midnight Special (Travellers) (track 10)
Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte) (track 10)
The Midnight Special (CCR) (track 10)
cover recording of:
See See Rider Blues (track 13)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
C. C. Rider (Jerry Lee Lewis version) (track 13)
C. C. Rider (Chuck Willis version) (track 13)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (track 13)
partial recording of:
Death Letter Blues (Leadbelly) (track 5)
recording of:
Midnight Special (track 10)
The Bourgeois Blues (1938 –) (track 16)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1943-08) (track 20)
guitar:
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (tracks 5, 7, 9)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 10)
Lead Belly (1943-08) (track 20)
harmonica:
Sonny Terry (1943-08) (track 20)
piano:
Lead Belly (track 14)
concertina:
Lead Belly (track 15)
arranger:
Lead Belly (track 1)
Alan Lomax (track 6)
John Lomax (track 6)
composer:
Leroy Carr (track 20)
Lead Belly (tracks 3, 6)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 8, 11, 21)
guest harmonica:
Sonny Terry (1943-08) (track 20)
guest zither:
Paul Mason Howard (track 14)
lyricist:
Leroy Carr (track 20)
Lead Belly (track 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 11, 21)
performer:
Sonny Terry (1943-08) (track 20)
vocals:
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-15) (track 5)
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (tracks 5, 7, 9)
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-17) (track 10)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 10)
Lead Belly (1943-08) (track 20)
writer:
Lead Belly (tracks 1, 10, 13)
Huddie William Ledbetter (1935) (track 4)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (tracks 11, 21)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (tracks 11, 21)
cover recording of:
How Long, How Long Blues (1943-08) (track 20)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (tracks 11, 21)
Roll on Columbia (tracks 11, 21)
later parody versions:
Rock Island Line (Freberg Parody) (track 13)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (tracks 11, 21)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (tracks 11, 21)
later versions:
C. C. Rider (Jerry Lee Lewis version) (track 8)
C. C. Rider (Chuck Willis version) (track 8)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (track 8)
recording of:
Alberta (track 4)
Good Morning Blues (track 1)
Goodnight Irene (tracks 11, 21)
Leaving Blues (track 3)
Rock Island Line (track 13)
New York City (1940-06-17) (track 10)