Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Easy Rider
3:14
2 New York City
3:04
3 Worried Blues
3:12
4 Don’t You Love Your Daddy No More
3:08
5 You Can’t Lose‐a Me Cholly
3:07
6 Grey Goose
3:05
7 Stew Ball
3:02
8 Take This Hammer
3:03
9 Can’t You Line ’em
2:59
10 Ham An’ Eggs
2:59
11 Ha Ha Thisaway
2:42
12 Little Sally Walker
2:45
13 Redbird
2:45
14 Christmas Song
2:45
15 Skip to My Lou
2:25
16 You Can’t Lose Me Cholly
2:36
17 Take This Hammer
2:17
18 Haul Me Away, Joe
2:16
19 Rock Island Line
2:06
20 Ol’ Riley
2:33
21 Corn Bread Rough
2:08
22 Old Man
2:34
23 On a Monday
1:50
24 John Henry
2:18
25 How Long
2:14
26 (Good Night) Irene (take 1)
2:25
27 (Good Night) Irene
2:40
28 Ain’t You Glad
2:05
29 Good Morning Blues
2:24

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1940-06-17) (tracks 1–10)
New York, New York, United States (1941-05) (tracks 11–12)
New York, New York, United States (1941-06) (tracks 13–14)
New York, New York, United States (1941-07) (tracks 15–16)
New York, New York, United States (1942-01) (tracks 17–22)
New York, New York, United States (1943) (tracks 23–24, 26–29)
New York, New York, United States (1943-08) (track 25)
button accordion:
Lead Belly (1942-01) (track 21)
guitar:
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (tracks 1–5)
Lead Belly (1941-05) (tracks 11–12)
Lead Belly (1941-06) (tracks 13–14)
Lead Belly (1941-07) (tracks 15–16)
Lead Belly (1942-01) (track 19)
Lead Belly (1943) (tracks 23–24, 26, 28–29)
Lead Belly (1943-08) (track 25)
harmonica:
Sonny Terry (1943) (tracks 23–24, 26, 28–29)
Sonny Terry (1943-08) (track 25)
guitar family:
Lead Belly (1942-01) (tracks 17–18, 20, 22)
arranger:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 1, 3, 7, 11–12, 15, 18–20, 24, 29)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 8, 15, 17–18, 26–27)
Leroy Carr (track 25)
guest harmonica:
Sonny Terry (1943-08) (track 25)
lead vocals:
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (tracks 6–10)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 8, 15, 17–18, 26–27)
Leroy Carr (track 25)
performer:
Sonny Terry (1943-08) (track 25)
vocals:
The Golden Gate Quartet (1940-06-17) (tracks 6–10)
Willie Johnson (Bass and baritone singer) (1940-06-17) (tracks 6–10)
William "Highpockets" Langford (1940-06-17) (tracks 6–10)
Lead Belly (1940-06-17) (tracks 1–5)
Henry Owens (1940-06-17) (tracks 6–10)
Orlandus Wilson (1940-06-17) (tracks 6–10)
Lead Belly (1941-05) (tracks 11–12)
Lead Belly (1941-06) (tracks 13–14)
Lead Belly (1941-07) (tracks 15–16)
Lead Belly (1942-01) (tracks 17–22)
Lead Belly (1943) (tracks 23–24, 26–29)
Lead Belly (1943-08) (track 25)
writer:
Huddie William Ledbetter (tracks 2, 4–5, 9–14, 16, 19, 21–22, 28–29)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3, 6–7)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (tracks 20, 24)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (tracks 26–27)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 4299) (tracks 8, 17)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (tracks 26–27)
arrangements:
Skip to My Lou (arr. Fissinger) (track 15)
cover recording of:
See See Rider Blues (1940-06-17) (track 1)
Stew Ball (1940-06-17) (track 7)
Worried Blues (1940-06-17) (track 3)
Skip to My Lou (1941-07) (track 15)
Haul Away Joe (1942-01) (track 18)
Rock Island Line (1942-01) (track 19)
How Long, How Long Blues (1943-08) (track 25)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (tracks 26–27)
Roll on Columbia (tracks 26–27)
later parody versions:
Dance to My Cats (track 15)
Rock Island Line (Freberg Parody) (track 19)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (tracks 26–27)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (tracks 26–27)
Hermegåsa (track 15)
later versions:
C. C. Rider (Jerry Lee Lewis version) (track 1)
C. C. Rider (Chuck Willis version) (track 1)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (track 1)
recording of:
Can't You Line 'em (1940-06-17) (track 9)
Don't You Love Your Daddy No More (1940-06-17) (track 4)
Grey Goose (1940-06-17) (track 6)
Ham 'n Eggs (1940-06-17) (track 10)
New York City (1940-06-17) (track 2)
Take This Hammer (1940-06-17) (track 8)
You Can't Lose-A Me Cholly (1940-06-17) (track 5)
Ha Ha This A-Way (1941-05) (track 11)
Little Sally Walker (1941-05) (track 12)
Christmas Song (1941-06) (track 14)
Redbird (1941-06) (track 13)
You Can't Lose-A Me Cholly (1941-07) (track 16)
Corn Bread Rough (1942-01) (track 21)
Old Man (1942-01) (track 22)
Old Riley (1942-01) (track 20)
Take This Hammer (1942-01) (track 17)
Blood Done Sign My Name (1943) (track 28)
Good Morning Blues (1943) (track 29)
Goodnight Irene (1943) (tracks 26–27)
John Henry (1943) (track 24)
On a Monday (1943) (track 23)

Release Group

part of: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order (Lead Belly compilation series) (number: 2)