|Official Release Date||Feb 10, 2009|
track listing1. Goodnight Irene2. Pick a Bale of Cotton3. Good Morning Blues4. Grey Goose5. Where Did You Sleep Last Night?6. Take This Hammer7. On a Monday8. Cotton Fields9. Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvy10. Moanin'11. Laura12. Duncan and Brady 13. Rock Island Line14. Big Fat Woman15. In New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun) 16. Chicken Crowing for Midnight 17. You Can't Lose Me, Cholly18. Sally Walker19. Ha Ha This A-Way20. Yellow Gal21. Green Corn22. Let It Shine on Me 23. Meeting at the Building24. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) 25. Pigmeat26. Blind Lemon27. Bottle Up and Go28. Sukey Jump (Win'jammer)29. Old Riley30. 4, 5, and 931. No Good Rider32. Shorty George33. Duncan and Brady [Version 2]34. Leaving Blues
descriptionThe bulk of the best performances by Leadbelly -- whose influence on the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s cannot be overstated -- were recorded during the '40s for Folkways Records founder Moses Asch. Inferior copies and re-recordings of these tunes have appeared over the years, but the original masters have sat in the vaults of Folkways. The three-volume Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy collection shows what we've been missing: the compilers dug out the best available versions of Leadbelly's finest songs and carefully transferred them from the original acetate masters. As the liner notes promise, "these recordings can again be heard the way they sounded in the early 1940s, for in the original masters you can still hear the ringing of the guitar and thumping of the bass." This 34-song first volume is a must for anyone interested in the roots of American folk. It opens with "Irene," which (as "Goodnight Irene") became a national hit for the Weavers less than a year after Leadbelly died on welfare; it includes many more of his most-famous tunes, among them "Rock Island Line," "Cotton Fields," and "Good Morning Blues."
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