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Lead Belly

Midnight Special (2 CD)

Code:
SOU-148912
Label:
Soul Jam
EAN:
8436559461603
Reference:
600886
Format:
CD
Number of Discs:
2

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2-CD SET

This newly remastered 2-CD release presents 50 classic tunes by Lead Belly. The set contains a variety of sessions recorded by the Southern folk-music icon between 1935 and 1945. Included here is a wide selection of his masterworks, such as “The Midnight Special,” “Goodnight Irene,” “Cotton Fields,” and “Rock Island Line,” among other highlights and lesser-known staples. All of these songs constitute a treasure of incalculable value, which would form the basis and spirit of Lead Belly’s legend and secure his reputation as one of the greatest pioneers of that classic era. It is truly an indispensable set for any folk-blues devotee.

Solo recordings by LEAD BELLY, vocals and guitar.

With the exception of CD 1 [17] & [18], which feature accompaniment by Josh White (voc,g), and CD 2 [24], with backing by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston (voc), and Sonny Terry (har).

Recorded in Washington D.C. and New York, between 1935 and 1945.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 77:10

01 THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
02 SAIL ON LITTLE GIRL
03 PACKING TRUNK BLUES
04 ALABAMA BOUND
05 JOHN HARDY
06 WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT?
07 ALBERTA
08 T.B. BLUES
09 EASY RIDER
10 NEW YORK CITY
11 ROCK ISLAND LINE
12 YOU CAN’T LOSE-A ME CHOLLY
13 ROBERTA
14 LEAVING BLUES
15 WHEN THE BOYS WERE OUT ON THE WESTERN PLAINS
16 I’M ON MY LAST GO ROUND
17 MOTHER’S BLUES
18 PRETTY FLOWERS IN MY BACK YARD
19 PICK A BALE OF COTTON
20 FANNIN STREET
21 THE BOURGEOIS BLUES
22 GOODNIGHT IRENE
23 THE BOLL WEEVIL
24 SHORTY GEORGE
25 GOOD MORNING BLUES

CD 2:TOTAL TIME: 68:56

01 TAKE THIS HAMMER
02 COTTON FIELDS
03 IN NEW ORLEANS
04 THE GALLIS POLE
05 SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
06 C.C. RIDER
07 WORRIED BLUES
08 BLUE TAIL FLY
09 STEWBALL
10 YELLOW GAL
11 HAM’ AN’ EGGS
12 DON’T YOU LOVE YOUR DADDY NO MORE?
13 HOWARD HUGHES
14 WHOA BACK, BUCK
15 DIDN’T OL’ JOHN CROSS THE WATER?
16 JULIANNE JOHNSON
17 GREY GOOSE
18 RED CROSS STORE BLUES
19 CAN’T YOU LINE ‘EM
20 MY BABY QUIT ME
21 BLACK BETTY
22 BOTTLE IT UP AND GO
23 DE KALB BLUES
24 WE SHALL BE FREE
25 AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE