Vol. 6-1947 Complete Recorded CD (2002)

Artist: Leadbelly

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Label Document
SKU 60040106
UPC 714298556827
UPC 14 00714298556827
Format CD
Release Date 3/19/2002
Links
Author Leadbelly
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Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-4-Asch Recordings
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Compilation Appearance It's All About The Blues
Compilation Appearance Classic Blues From Smithsonian
Compilation Appearance Classic Blues Vol.2
Compilation Appearance Folkways:original Vision
Compilation Appearance Every Tone A Testimony
Compilation Appearance Classic African American Gospel From
Compilation Appearance Classic Piano Blues From Smithsonian
Compilation Appearance Classic Protest Songs From Smithsonia
Compilation Appearance All Time Greatest Blues Songs
Compilation Appearance Roots Of The Beach Boys
Compilation Appearance Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Marijuana Madness 2:Best/vintage Drug
Compilation Appearance Blues Juke Box
Compilation Appearance Classic Folk Music
Compilation Appearance Under The Influence:songs That Made T
Compilation Appearance Classic American Ballads
Compilation Appearance Nothin But The Blues
Compilation Appearance Classic Maritime Music
Compilation Appearance Classic Railroad Songs From Smithsoni
Compilation Appearance Classic African American Ballads From
Compilation Appearance Slide Guitar:bottles Knives Steel
Compilation Appearance Classic African American Songsters
Compilation Appearance Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters
Associated Artist/Work Guthrie, Woody
Technical Info
Producer Johnny Parth; Johnny Parth (Compilation)
CatalogID DOCD 5568
Lable Name Document (USA)
Released 09/21/1997
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 28s
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00714298556827
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Leadbelly (vocals, guitar, piano); Sonny Terry (harmonica).
Recorded in new York, New York in 1947.
Personnel: Lead Belly (vocals, rap vocals, guitar, concertina, piano); Anne Graham (vocals); Sonny Terry (harmonica).
Audio Remasterer: Gerhard Wessely.
Liner Note Author: Ken Romanowski.
Recording information: New York Town Hall, New York, NY (02/??/1947-09/06/1947); New York, NY (02/??/1947-09/06/1947).
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
Disc 1
1 Yellow Gal
2 You Can't Lose Me Cholly
3 Laura
4 Good Morning Blues
5 Leaving Blues
6 Big Fat Woman
7 Gray Goose
8 Pick A Bale Of Cotton
9 Take This Hammer
10 Bring Me A Little Water Silvy
11 Morning
12 Meeting At The Building
13 We Shall Walk Through The Valley
14 Irene, Goodnight
15 Cotton Song
16 Ha Ha This Way
17 Sukey Jump (Win'Jammer)
18 Black Girl
19 Rock Island Line
20 Blind Lemon
21 Borrow Love And Go
22 On A Monday (I'm Almost Done)
23 Shorty George
24 Duncan (And Brady)
25 Old Riley
26 Leavin' Blues (Leavin' In The Morning)
27 Pigmeat
28 If It Wasn't For Dickey
29 Black Betty / Old Man / On A Monday
30 Turn Yo' Radio On
31 No Good Rider
32 Howard Hughes
33 New York City
34 Gallis Pole, The
35 I'm Leavin' On The Morning Train
36 Jean Harlow
37 Good Mornin' Blues
38 Eagle Rock Rag - (live)

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