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Important Recordings 1934-1949 [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1: LEADBELLY & THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS:
    1. Western Cowboy
    2. Blind Lemon Blues
    3. Midnight Special
    4. Irene
    5. C.C. Rider
    6. Governor O.K. Allen
    7. Julie Ann Johnson
    8. I'm Sorry Mama
    9. Take a Whiff on Me
    10. Boll Weevil
    11. Titanic, The
    12. Green Corn
    13. Po' Howard
    14. De Kalb Blues
    15. Frankie and Albert
    16. Queen Mary
    17. Hindenburg Disaster Pt. 1
    18. Hindenburg Disaster Pt. 2
    19. Leaving on the Morning Train Blues
    20. Bourgeois Blue, The
    0. DISC 2: LEADBELLY IN THE STUDIO:
    1. Roberta Pt. 1
    2. Roberta Pt. 2
    3. Packin' Trunk Blues
    4. C.C. Rider
    5. Becky Deem, She Was a Gamblin' Girl
    6. Honey, I'm All Out and Down
    7. Four Day Worry Blues
    8. You Can't Lose Me Charlie
    9. New Black Snake Moan
    10. Alberta
    11. Baby, Don't You Love Me No More
    12. Ox Drivin' Blues
    13. Death Letter Blues Pt. 1
    14. Death Letter Blues Pt. 2
    15. Kansas City Papa
    16. Red River Blues
    17. Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
    18. You Don't Know My Mind
    19. Daddy I'm Coming Back to You
    20. My Friend Blind Lemon
    21. Mr. Tom Hughes' Town
    22. Shorty George
    23. Matchbox Blues
    24. Yellow Jacket
    25. T.B. Woman Blues
    0. DISC 3: LEADBELLY IN THE STUDIO:
    1. Pig Meat Papa
    2. Bull Cow
    3. My Baby Quit Me
    4. Frankie and Albert Pt. 1
    5. Frankie and Albert Pt. 2
    6. Poor Howard / Green Corn
    7. Gallis Pole, The
    8. Pick a Bale of Cotton
    9. Whoa Back, Buck
    10. Midnight Special
    11. Rock Island Line
    12. Good Morning Blues
    13. T.B. Blues
    14. Red Cross Store Blues
    15. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
    16. I'm on My Last Go-Round
    17. New York City
    18. Grey Goose
    19. Stew Ball
    20. Take This Hammer
    21. Can't You Line 'Em
    22. Ham an' Eggs
    23. On a Monday
    24. John Henry
    25. How Long
    26. Ain't You Glad
    0. DISC 4: LEADBELLY - THE LAST YEARS:
    1. John Hardy
    2. Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
    3. Pretty Flowers in Your Backyard
    4. In New Orleans
    5. Outskirts of Town
    6. Mother's Blues (Little Children Blues)
    7. In the Evenin' When the Sun Goes Down
    8. Jim Crow Blues
    9. Mr. Hitler
    10. Corn Bread Rough
    11. Ella Speed
    12. Rock Island Line
    13. Tell Me Baby
    14. Take This Hammer
    15. Irene (Goodnight Irene)
    16. On a Christmas Day
    17. Backwater Blues
    18. Eagle Rock Rag
    19. Sweet Mary Blues
    20. Grasshoppers in My Pillow
    21. Diggin' My Potatoes
    22. Defense Blues
    23. Easy Rider
    24. Pigmeat
    25. Howard Hughes
    26. Shine on Me
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7764

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    Despite its sensational cover art, which plays up the American folk legend's time served in jail, this U.K. four-CD box set is a comprehensive overview of Leadbelly's best-known recordings, including John and Alan Lomax's 1930s tapes made for the Library of Congress and the artist's later 1940s recordings, done with a quartet and the harmonica player Sonny Terry. Favorites like "Goodnight Irene," "Rock Island Line," and "Pick a Bale of Cotton" sit alongside more contemporary material like "Howard Hughes," about the eccentric millionaire's flying exploits, and "The Bourgeois Blues" (later recorded by Ry Cooder, among others) about Leadbelly's racially charged visit to the nation's capital.

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