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Lead Belly The Legend Of Leadbelly - Goodnight Irene

The Legend Of Leadbelly - Goodnight Irene
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Huddie "Leadbelly" William Ledbetter was one of the first Folk/Blues musicians to achieve fame in the early part of the 20th century. His twelve-string guitar playing and rollicking performance style are featured on this collection of his most popular recordings including his folk standard Goodnight Irene.


  • 1.Goodnight Irene
  • 2.Medley: Looky Looky Yonder / Black Betty / Yellow Women's Doorbells
  • 3.Medley: Poor Howard / Green Corn
  • 4.De Kalb Blues
  • 5.The Gallis Pole
  • 6.The Bourgeois Blues
  • 7.Noted Rider
  • 8.Big Fat Woman
  • 9.Borrow Love And Go
  • 10.Bring Me Li'l Water Silvy
  • 11.Julie Ann Johnson
  • 12.Line 'Em
  • 13.Whoa, Back, Buck!
  • 14.John Hardy

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Leadbelly was a living, breathing musical history lesson, able to sing almost any type of folk or blues song imaginable, and he also sang folk-gospel pieces, fiddle tunes, children's rhymes, and work songs as well as penning (usually by shifting new words to old melodies) several bona fide classics like "Good Night Irene," which have become folk songs by more than compositional pedigree. There are countless collections of Leadbelly on the market, and this one isn't a whole lot different, which isn't really a problem, since with Leadbelly you get Leadbelly, and four of his signature standards, "Goodnight Irene," "The Gallis Pole," "The Bourgeois Blues," and "Bring Me a L'il Water Silvy" are here. ~ Steve Leggett
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  • Sales Rank: 58,584
  • UPC: 090431147726
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