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Vol. 6-1947 Complete Recorded CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 60040106
UPC: 714298556827
UPC 14: 00714298556827
Release Date: 3/19/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Yellow Gal ~ Leadbelly
2. You Can't Lose Me Cholly ~ Leadbelly
3. Laura ~ Leadbelly
4. Good Morning Blues ~ Leadbelly
5. Leaving Blues ~ Leadbelly
6. Big Fat Woman ~ Leadbelly
7. Gray Goose ~ Leadbelly
8. Pick A Bale Of Cotton ~ Leadbelly
9. Take This Hammer ~ Leadbelly
10. Bring Me A Little Water Silvy ~ Leadbelly
11. Morning ~ Leadbelly
12. Meeting At The Building ~ Leadbelly
13. We Shall Walk Through The Valley ~ Leadbelly
14. Irene, Goodnight ~ Leadbelly
15. Cotton Song ~ Leadbelly
16. Ha Ha This Way ~ Leadbelly
17. Sukey Jump (Win'Jammer) ~ Leadbelly
18. Black Girl ~ Leadbelly
19. Rock Island Line ~ Leadbelly
20. Blind Lemon ~ Leadbelly
21. Borrow Love And Go ~ Leadbelly
22. On A Monday (I'm Almost Done) ~ Leadbelly
23. Shorty George ~ Leadbelly
24. Duncan (And Brady) ~ Leadbelly
25. Old Riley ~ Leadbelly
26. Leavin' Blues (Leavin' In The Morning) ~ Leadbelly
27. Pigmeat ~ Leadbelly
28. If It Wasn't For Dickey ~ Leadbelly
29. Black Betty / Old Man / On A Monday ~ Leadbelly
30. Turn Yo' Radio On ~ Leadbelly
31. No Good Rider ~ Leadbelly
32. Howard Hughes ~ Leadbelly
33. New York City ~ Leadbelly
34. Gallis Pole, The ~ Leadbelly
35. I'm Leavin' On The Morning Train ~ Leadbelly
36. Jean Harlow ~ Leadbelly
37. Good Mornin' Blues ~ Leadbelly
38. Eagle Rock Rag - (live) ~ Leadbelly
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Leadbelly (vocals, guitar, piano); Sonny Terry (harmonica).
Muze PNote Recorded in new York, New York in 1947.
Muze PNote Personnel: Lead Belly (vocals, rap vocals, guitar, concertina, piano); Anne Graham (vocals); Sonny Terry (harmonica).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Gerhard Wessely.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Ken Romanowski.
Muze PNote Recording information: New York Town Hall, New York, NY (02/??/1947-09/06/1947); New York, NY (02/??/1947-09/06/1947).
Muze PNote The Austrian reissue label Document Records released the first five volumes of its series of the commercial recordings of Leadbelly in chronological order in 1994, taking the story up to 1946. Three years later comes the sixth volume, covering recordings made in 1947. Except for the final, barely audible live recording of "Eagle Rock Rag" made on September 6, 1947, these tracks were cut for record company owner Moses Asch (soon to found Folkways), with the discographical information incomplete. Most of them are re-recordings of songs Leadbelly recorded for Asch or another label earlier, which may indicate that, at this relatively late point in his career, he had committed most of his repertoire to disc and was repeating himself or, as annotator Ken Romanowski and others have suggested, the singer may have been recutting songs at Asch's behest because Asch had lost control of the masters to the earlier versions when he went bankrupt and he wanted replacements. In any case, the result is that this album presents good versions of many Leadbelly favorites including "Gray Goose," "Pick a Bale of Cotton" (with backup vocals by the Oleander Singers), "Bring Me a Little Water Silvy (Sylvie)" (a duet with Anna Graham), "Irene, Good Night" (actually a copy of the earlier version for Asch, except that it fades out early), "Rock Island Line," and "The Gallis Pole." Among the few newly recorded songs are "Laura" and "Sukey Jump (Win' Jammer)." Also notable is "If It Wasn't for Dicky," the tune of which was borrowed by the Weavers for their song "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine." Although the singer was only two years away from his death due to the paralyzing effects of Lou Gehrig's disease, he shows no evidence of its onset here, performing in his usual enthusiastic manner and even pausing to explain the contexts of his work and gospel songs. The sound quality is generally good, although some tracks have audible surface noise. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Johnny Parth; Johnny Parth (Compilation)

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Hills Of Home-25 Years Of Folk
Muze Music Compilations That's Why We're Marching-Worl
Muze Music Compilations Smithsonian Folkways-American
Muze Music Compilations Smithsonian Folkways Children'
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-4-Asch Recordings
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations Classic Blues From Smithsonian
Muze Music Compilations Cowboy Songs On Folkways
Muze Music Compilations Classic Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Classic Blues Vol.2
Muze Music Compilations Folkways:original Vision
Muze Music Compilations Classic Railroad Songs From Smithsoni
Muze Music Compilations Classic African American Gospel From
Muze Music Compilations Roots Of The Beach Boys
Muze Music Compilations Marijuana Madness 2:Best/vintage Drug
Muze Music Compilations Portrait Of Dylan:influences 1969-70
Muze Music Compilations Blues Juke Box
Muze Music Compilations If I Had A Hammer:great American Folk
Muze Music Compilations Every Tone A Testimony
Muze Music Compilations Classic Maritime Music
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Blues Songs
Muze Music Compilations Jukebox
Muze Music Compilations Classic African American Songsters
Muze Music Compilations Classic African American Ballads From
Muze Music Compilations Classic Piano Blues From Smithsonian
Muze Music Compilations Classic Protest Songs From Smithsonia

Associated Artists and Works

Guthrie, Woody
Folkways: The Original Vision [Remaster] ~ Guthrie, Woody
Jordan, Clifford
Folkways: The Original Vision [Remaster] ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/21/1997
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DOCD 5568
Music Label Name Label : Document (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00714298556827

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