Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Good Morning Blues
2:55
2 Packin' Trunk
2:58
3 New York City
3:05
4 My Baby Quit Me
2:56
5 Roberta, Part 1
3:04
6 Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
3:04
7 TB Woman Blues
3:11
8 John Hardy
4:21
9 The Red Cross Store Blues
3:10
10 Death Letter Blues, Part 1
3:01
11 I'm on My Last Go Round
3:14
12 The Borgeois Blues
3:18
13 Easy Rider
3:15
14 Four Day Worry Blues
3:09
15 Ox Drivin' Blues
2:57
16 I'm Sorry Mama
2:09
17 Irene Goodnight
3:39
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Good Morning Blues
2:57
2 Rock Island Line
2:58
3 On Monday
1:55
4 See See Raider
3:01
5 Alberta
3:15
6 Eagle Rock Rag
2:49
7 Whoa Back Buck
3:12
8 Pick a Ball of Cotton
3:06
9 Grey Goose
3:02
10 Bourgois Blues
5:38
11 Pigmeat
3:15
12 Leaving Blues
3:38
13 Shorty George
3:10
14 Take This Hammer
1:40
15 I Got a Pretty Flower
2:32
16 Black Snake Moan
3:14
17 Corn Bread Rough
2:14
18 You Don't My Mind
3:07
19 Alabama Bound
3:07
20 Little Sally Walker
2:39
21 Midnight Special
2:12
22 Irene
1:53

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
San Francisco, California, United States (1945-02-15) (track 1)
clarinet, percussion, piano, tenor saxophone and trumpet:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1945-02-15) (track 1)
guitar:
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (track 1)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 3)
Lead Belly (1945-02-15) (track 1)
arranger:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 1, 1)
background vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1945-02-15) (track 1)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 13, 17)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 17)
vocals:
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (track 1)
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-17) (track 3)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 3)
Lead Belly (1945-02-15) (track 1)
writer:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 1, 1, 3)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (track 17)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (track 17)
cover recording of:
See See Rider Blues (track 13)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (track 17)
Roll on Columbia (track 17)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (track 17)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (track 17)
later versions:
C. C. Rider (Chuck Willis version) (track 13)
C. C. Rider (Jerry Lee Lewis version) (track 13)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (track 13)
partial recording of:
Death Letter Blues (Leadbelly) (track 10)
recording of:
Goodnight Irene (track 17)
Good Morning Blues (1940 –) (track 1)
New York City (1940-06-17) (track 3)
Good Morning Blues (1945-02-15) (track 1)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1935-01-23) (track 5)
New York, New York, United States (1940-06-15) (track 5)
guitar:
Lead Belly (1935-01-23) (track 5)
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (tracks 5, 19)
arranger:
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 22)
lead vocals:
Lead Belly (1935-01-23) (track 5)
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (track 5)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 22)
performer:
vocals:
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-15) (track 19)
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (track 19)
writer:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 1–2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 21)
Huddie William Ledbetter (1935) (tracks 5, 5)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (track 22)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (track 22)
arrangements:
Midnight Special (Travellers) (track 21)
Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte) (track 21)
Midnight Special (Van Morrison) (track 21)
The Midnight Special (CCR) (track 21)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (track 22)
Roll on Columbia (track 22)
later parody versions:
Rock Island Line (Freberg Parody) (track 2)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (track 22)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (track 22)
recording of:
Good Morning Blues (track 1)
Goodnight Irene (track 22)
Leaving Blues (track 12)
Midnight Special (track 21)
Rock Island Line (track 2)
Alberta (1935-01-23) (track 5)
Alberta (1940-06-15) (track 5)