Lead Belly Memorial, Volumes 1 & 2

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CD Details

  • Released: September 12, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

Huddie "Leadbelly" William Ledbetter was one of the first Folk/Blues musicians to achieve fame with white audiences in the early part of the 20th century. Listeners today still thrill to his twelve-string guitar playing and rollicking performance style.


  • 1.Good Night Irene
  • 2.T.B. Blues
  • 3.Man Going Around Taking Names
  • 4.Rock Island Line
  • 5.How Long
  • 6.Goodmorning Blues
  • 7.John Henry
  • 8.Pig Meat
  • 9.On A Monday
  • 10.Ain't You Glad
  • 11.Old Riley
  • 12.See See Rider
  • 13.Meeting At The Building
  • 14.Talking, Preaching
  • 15.We Shall Walk Through The Valley
  • 16.Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea
  • 17.Out In The Western Plains
  • 18.Fiddler's Dream
  • 19.Yellow Girl
  • 20.Green Corn
  • 21.Noted Rider
  • 22.Big Fat Woman
  • 23.Burrow Love And Go
  • 24.Bring Me Little Water Silvy
  • 25.Julie Ann Johnson
  • 26.Line 'Em
  • 27.Whoe Back, Buck
  • 28.John Hardy

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by Kenneth S. Goldstein.
This is part of Collectables Stinson Collectors Series.
Personnel: Lead Belly (vocals, guitar).
Liner Note Author: Kenneth S. Goldstein.
During the collegiate folk and blues boom of the late '50s and early '60s, it was traditional to release memorial albums dedicated to those artists who had died before this new audience had discovered them. Leadbelly, whose 1949 death predated the revival by nearly a decade, was one of the artists most beloved by the folk and blues revivalists. As a result, his memorial album originally stretched over four vinyl LPs, the first and second of which are collected here.
Opening with his best-known song, "Goodnight Irene," and closing 28 tracks later with the traditional story song "John Hardy," LEADBELLY MEMORIAL VOLUMES ONE AND TWO collects well-known standards like the guitar showcase "Rock Island Line" alongside more obscure gems like the elliptical blues "Man Going Around Taking Names," emphasizing Leadbelly's remarkable musical and emotional range throughout. With its companion, this CD is possibly the best introduction to Leadbelly currently available.
Collectables Records

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 16,175
  • UPC: 090431560327
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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