Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Midnight Special
Lead Belly 3:07
2 John Hardy
Lead Belly 3:14
3 Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Lead Belly 3:02
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 Alanama Bound
Lead Belly 3:05
9 You Cant Lose-A Me Cholly
Lead Belly 3:02
10 New York City
Lead Belly 3:00
11 Roberta
Lead Belly 3:07
12 Leaving Blues
Lead Belly 3:02
13 When the Boys Were Out in the Western Plain
Lead Belly 2:56
14 I'm on My Last Go Round
Lead Belly 3:11
15 Mothers Blues
Lead Belly & Josh White 2:32
16 Pretty Flowers in My Back Garden
Lead Belly & Josh White 2:26
17 Pick a Bale of Cotton
Lead Belly 2:58
18 Sail on Little Girl
Lead Belly 3:14
19 Fannin Steet
Lead Belly 2:36
20 Packing Trunk Blues
Lead Belly 2:57
21 The Bourgeious Blues
Lead Belly 3:23
22 Good Morning Blues
Lead Belly 2:55
23 The Boll Weevil
Lead Belly 3:03
24 Shorty George
Lead Belly 5:05
25 Goodnight Irene
Lead Belly 2:38
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Worried Blues
3:15
2 In New Orleans ( House of the Rising Sun)
3:16
3 Blue Tail Fly
2:18
4 Take This Hammer
2:59
5 Stewball
3:01
6 The Gallis Pole
2:46
7 C.C. Rider
4:10
8 Cotton Fields
2:08
9 Yellow Gal
3:09
10 Ham'n'Eggs
2:59
11 Don't You Love Your Daddy No More?
3:06
12 Howard Hughes
3:03
13 Looky Looky Yonder / Black Betty / Yellow Womans Doorbell
3:08
14 Whoa Back, Buck
3:07
15 Didnt Ol' John Cross the River
3:09
16 Julianne Johnson
3:14
17 Grey Goose
2:57
18 Red Cross Store Blues
3:08
19 Can't You Line Em
2:55
20 Swing Low Sweet Chariot
0:50
21 My Baby Quit Me
2:54
22 Black Betty
1:55
23 Bottle Up and Go
1:13
24 De Kalb Blues
3:04
25 Ain't Gonna Study War No More
1:24

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)
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 22, 22)
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)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 5, 25)
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 25)
performer:
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, 22, 22)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 17)
Huddie William Ledbetter (1935) (tracks 6, 6)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (track 25)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (track 25)
arrangements:
Midnight Special (Van Morrison) (track 1)
Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte) (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 25)
Roll on Columbia (track 25)
later parody versions:
Rock Island Line (Freberg Parody) (tracks 7, 7)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (track 25)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (track 25)
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:
Goodnight Irene (track 25)
Leaving Blues (track 12)
Midnight Special (track 1)
Packing Trunk Blues (track 20)
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)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1947) (track 12)
acoustic guitar:
guitar:
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (track 18)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 19)
Lead Belly (1947) (track 12)
arranger:
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 7, 22)
guest vocals:
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 22)
vocals:
Lead Belly (1940-06-15) (track 18)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (track 19)
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-17) (track 19)
Lead Belly (1947) (track 12)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 6)
publisher:
later versions:
C. C. Rider (Chuck Willis version) (track 7)
C. C. Rider (Jerry Lee Lewis version) (track 7)
Der Galgen (track 6)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (track 7)
recording of:
Black Betty (track 22)
The Gallis Pole (track 6)
Howard Hughes (1947) (track 12)
version of:
The Maid Freed From the Gallows (traditional song - not the Led Zep arrangement) (track 6)

Release

ASIN: UK: B001I1LQTO [info]