Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Midnight Special
Lead Belly with The Golden Gate Quartet 3:07
2 John Hardy
Lead Belly 3:15
3 Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Lead Belly 3:03
4 T.B. Blues
Lead Belly 3:11
5 Easy Rider
Lead Belly 3:13
6 Alberta
Lead Belly 3:11
7 Rock Island Line
Lead Belly 2:34
8 Alabama Bound
Lead Belly with The Golden Gate Quartet 3:05
9 You Can't Loose-A Me Cholly
Lead Belly 3:03
10 New York City
Lead Belly 3:01
11 Roberta
Lead Belly 3:07
12 Leaving Blues
Lead Belly 3:02
13 When the Boys Were Out on the Western Plains
Lead Belly 2:57
14 I'm on My Last Go Round
Lead Belly 3:12
15 Mother's Blues (Little Children Blues)
Lead Belly with Josh White 2:33
16 Pretty Flowers In My Back Yard
Lead Belly with Josh White 2:27
17 Pick a Bale o'Cotton
Lead Belly with The Golden Gate Quartet 2:59
18 Sail On Little Girl
Lead Belly 3:15
19 Fannin Street
Lead Belly 2:36
20 Packing Trunk Blues
Lead Belly 2:57
21 The Bourgeois Blues
Lead Belly 3:24
22 Good Morning Blues
Lead Belly 2:56
23 The Boll Weevil
Lead Belly 3:04
24 Goodnight Irene
Lead Belly 2:39

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1935-01-23) (track 6)
New York, New York, United States (1940-06-15) (track 6)
San Francisco, California, United States (1945-02-15) (tracks 7, 22)
acoustic guitar:
clarinet, percussion, piano, tenor saxophone and trumpet:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1945-02-15) (tracks 7, 22)
guitar:
Lead Belly (1935-01-23) (track 6)
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (tracks 6–8, 14, 22)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 10)
Lead Belly (1945-02-15) (tracks 7, 22)
arranger:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 3, 22, 22)
Alan Lomax (track 21)
John Lomax (track 21)
background vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1945-02-15) (tracks 7, 22)
composer:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 12, 20–21)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 5, 24)
guest vocals:
lead vocals:
Lead Belly (1935-01-23) (track 6)
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (track 6)
lyricist:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 12, 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 24)
performer:
The Golden Gate Quartet (tracks 1, 8, 17)
Josh White (American folk-blues singer/songwriter) (tracks 15–16)
vocals:
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (tracks 7–8, 14, 22)
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-15) (tracks 7–8)
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-17) (track 10)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 10)
Lead Belly (1945-02-15) (tracks 7, 22)
writer:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 7, 7, 10, 19, 22, 22)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 3)
Huddie William Ledbetter (1935) (tracks 6, 6)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (track 24)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (track 24)
arrangements:
Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte) (track 1)
Midnight Special (Van Morrison) (track 1)
Midnight Special (Travellers) (track 1)
The Midnight Special (CCR) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Rock Island Line (1945-02-15) (track 7)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (track 24)
Roll on Columbia (track 24)
later parody versions:
Rock Island Line (Freberg Parody) (tracks 7, 7)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (track 24)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (track 24)
later versions:
C. C. Rider (Jerry Lee Lewis version) (track 5)
C. C. Rider (Chuck Willis version) (track 5)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (track 5)
recording of:
Fannin Street (track 19)
Goodnight Irene (track 24)
Leaving Blues (track 12)
Midnight Special (track 1)
Packing Trunk Blues (track 20)
The Bourgeois Blues (track 21)
Alberta (1935-01-23) (track 6)
Good Morning Blues (1940 –) (track 22)
Alberta (1940-06-15) (track 6)
New York City (1940-06-17) (track 10)
Good Morning Blues (1945-02-15) (track 22)
Rock Island Line (1948) (track 7)
version of:
In the Pines (track 3)

Release Group

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/421515 [info]