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Last Sessions!

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Last Sessions! contains 88 of the 96 or so songs Leadbelly recorded between September 27 and November 5 at Frederick Ramsey, Jr.'s apartment in 1948, recordings that would turn out to be -- save for a live show later that November -- his last, and the only ones he ever preserved on magnetic tape. The tape medium allowed for between-song comments by the singer, and adds to the intimacy of these sessions, which feature a truly remarkable range of folk pieces, from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, ballads, children's songs, and a scattering of blues. Leadbelly apparently forgot to bring a guitar to one of these casual recording dates, so there is an unusual amount of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Last Sessions! contains 88 of the 96 or so songs Leadbelly recorded between September 27 and November 5 at Frederick Ramsey, Jr.'s apartment in 1948, recordings that would turn out to be -- save for a live show later that November -- his last, and the only ones he ever preserved on magnetic tape. The tape medium allowed for between-song comments by the singer, and adds to the intimacy of these sessions, which feature a truly remarkable range of folk pieces, from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, ballads, children's songs, and a scattering of blues. Leadbelly apparently forgot to bring a guitar to one of these casual recording dates, so there is an unusual amount of unaccompanied singing here, which isn't a problem, really, and only further illustrates Leadbelly's complete familiarity with his large repertoire he is rumored to have known well over a thousand songs. Smithsonian Folkways released the complete recordings from the Ramsey sessions as a four-disc box set called Leadbelly's Last Sessions in 1994, and while this slightly truncated three-disc version from Comet Records is fine, there is really no reason not to just get the Smithsonian Folkways set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • Label: Universe Italy
  • EAN: 8026575140226
  • Catalog Number: 140
  • Sales rank: 368,575

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Iberia (3:08)
  2. 2 Dancing With Tears in My Eyes (3:17)
  3. 3 John Henry (3:40)
  4. 4 Salty Dog (3:28)
  5. 5 National Defense Blues (3:30)
  6. 6 Easy, Mr. Tom (2:07)
  7. 7 Relax Your Mind (4:08)
  8. 8 Bottle Up and Go (1:27)
  9. 9 Bottle Up and Go (3:37)
  10. 10 Polly Wolly Wee (1:42)
  11. 11 Pig Latin Song (2:09)
  12. 12 Hawaiian Song (2:17)
  13. 13 Drinkin' Lum y a Alla (1:49)
  14. 14 The Grey Goose (2:17)
  15. 15 Silver City Bound (6:01)
  16. 16 The Titanic (5:12)
  17. 17 Death Letter Blues (3:24)
  18. 18 Mary Don't You Weep (3:25)
  19. 19 He Never Said a Mumbling Word (2:27)
  20. 20 He Never Said a Mumbling Word (2:51)
  21. 21 Yes, I'm Going Down to Louisiana (0:41)
  22. 22 I Ain't Going Down to the Well No More (1:24)
  23. 23 Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No Mo' (2:44)
  24. 24 Miss Liza Jane (2:09)
  25. 25 Dog Latin Song (0:52)
  26. 26 Leaving Blues (0:30)
  27. 27 Blue Tail Fly (2:20)
  28. 28 Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us (1:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Black Betty (1:55)
  2. 2 Midnight Special (2:11)
  3. 3 Boll Weevil (3:06)
  4. 4 Careless Love (6:29)
  5. 5 Easy Rider (2:59)
  6. 6 Cry for Me (3:31)
  7. 7 I Ain't Gonna Drink Anymore (2:36)
  8. 8 Ain't Going to Drink No More (De Kalb Blues) (3:51)
  9. 9 Birmingham Jail (2:56)
  10. 10 Old Riley (1:46)
  11. 11 Julie Ann Johnson (1:12)
  12. 12 It's Tight Like That (3:11)
  13. 13 4, 5 & 9 (4:52)
  14. 14 Good Morning Babe, How Do You Do? (0:42)
  15. 15 Jailhouse Blues (4:29)
  16. 16 You Know I Got to Do It (0:54)
  17. 17 Well, You Know I Had to Do It (2:54)
  18. 18 Goodnight Irene (1:19)
  19. 19 25 Cent Dude (2:19)
  20. 20 How Come You Do Me Like You Do? (3:23)
  21. 21 Hello Central (5:26)
  22. 22 Hesitation Blues (2:17)
  23. 23 I'll Be Down on the Last Bread Wagon (3:36)
  24. 24 Looky Looky Yonder (1:33)
  25. 25 Jolly O' the Ransom (0:56)
  26. 26 Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvy (1:26)
  27. 27 Mistreatin' Mama (1:26)
  28. 28 I'm Going Back Down in Louisiana (0:30)
  29. 29 I Don't Know You, What Have I Done (2:42)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Somebody's Diggin' My Potatoes (3:59)
  2. 2 Springtime in the Rockies (3:03)
  3. 3 Chinatown (1:09)
  4. 4 Rock Island Line (0:57)
  5. 5 Rock Island Line (1:57)
  6. 6 Backwater Blues (3:24)
  7. 7 Sweet Mary (3:10)
  8. 8 Goodnight Irene (2:41)
  9. 9 Easy, Mr. Tom (2:13)
  10. 10 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) (2:52)
  11. 11 I'm Alone Because I Love You (2:53)
  12. 12 In New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun) (2:21)
  13. 13 Mary Don't You Weep (1:55)
  14. 14 Talk About Fannin Street (3:38)
  15. 15 Fannin Street (3:39)
  16. 16 Sugared the Beer (1:38)
  17. 17 Didn't Old John Cross the Water (1:58)
  18. 18 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (3:19)
  19. 19 Bully of the Town (2:05)
  20. 20 Sweet Jenny Lee (1:52)
  21. 21 Yellow Gal (2:09)
  22. 22 He Was the Man (3:43)
  23. 23 We're in the Same Boat, Brother (2:19)
  24. 24 We're in the Same Boat, Brother (4:15)
  25. 25 Leaving Blues (2:38)
  26. 26 Old Man (1:29)
  27. 27 Shorty George (0:45)
  28. 28 Stewball (2:29)
  29. 29 Ain't It a Shame to Go Fishin' on a Sunday (1:23)
  30. 30 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (2:16)
  31. 31 I Want to Go Home (1:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lead Belly Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
Lead Belly Arranger, Composer
Bessie Smith Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Alan Lomax Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Don Raye Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Ernest Lawlars Composer
Robert Sauer Composer
Mary Hale Woolsey Composer
Georgia Turner Composer
Traditional Composer
Joe Burke Composer
Sarah Mangora Artwork
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