Leadbelly's Last Sessions [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Four CDs containing the best part of Leadbelly's only recordings on magnetic recording tape, which allowed him to stretch his songs to their usual length for the first time on record. The clarity of the recording, the presence of the between-song comments, and the selection of material makes this a seminal part of any serious collection.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Four CDs containing the best part of Leadbelly's only recordings on magnetic recording tape, which allowed him to stretch his songs to their usual length for the first time on record. The clarity of the recording, the presence of the between-song comments, and the selection of material makes this a seminal part of any serious collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/1994
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074006825
  • Catalog Number: 40068
  • Sales rank: 175,306

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yes, I Was Standing In The Bottom (1:40)
  2. 2 Yes, I'm Going Down To Louisiana (0:42)
  3. 3 I Ain't Going Down To The well No More (1:23)
  4. 4 Dick Ligger's Holler (0:43)
  5. 5 Miss Liza Jane (2:09)
  6. 6 Dog Latin Song (0:52)
  7. 7 Leaving Blues (0:31)
  8. 8 Go Down Old Hannah (5:00)
  9. 9 Blue Tail Fly (2:20)
  10. 10 Nobody In This World Is Better Than Us (1:24)
  11. 11 We're In The Same Boat, Brother (2:18)
  12. 12 Looky Looky Yonder (1:33)
  13. 13 Jolly O' The Ransom (0:56)
  14. 14 Old Ship Of Zion (1:52)
  15. 15 Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvy (1:27)
  16. 16 Mistreatin' Mama (1:25)
  17. 17 Black Betty (1:53)
  18. 18 Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No Mo' (2:43)
  19. 19 I'm Going Back Down in Louisiana (0:29)
  20. 20 I Don't Know You, What Have I Done (3:11)
  21. 21 Rock Island Line (1:03)
  22. 22 Old Man (1:30)
  23. 23 Shorty George (0:46)
  24. 24 Stewball (2:34)
  25. 25 Bottle up and Go (1:25)
  26. 26 You Know I Got to Do It (0:52)
  27. 27 Ain't It A Shame To Go Fishin' On A Sunday (1:22)
  28. 28 I Ain't gonna Drink Anymore (2:35)
  29. 29 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (2:35)
  30. 30 My Lindy Lou (1:08)
  31. 31 I'm Thinking Of A Friend (3:18)
  32. 32 He Never Said A Mumbling Word (2:28)
  33. 33 I Don't Want No More Of Army Life (4:00)
  34. 34 In The World (2:01)
  35. 35 I Want to Go Home (1:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 New Iberia (3:08)
  2. 2 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (3:12)
  3. 3 John Henry (4:56)
  4. 4 Salty Dog (3:29)
  5. 5 National Defense Blues (3:30)
  6. 6 Easy, Mr. Tom (2:08)
  7. 7 Relax Your Mind (4:07)
  8. 8 Bottle Up And Go (3:37)
  9. 9 Polly Wolly Wee (1:42)
  10. 10 Pig Latin Song (2:11)
  11. 11 Hawaiian Song (2:16)
  12. 12 Drinkin' Lum Y A Alla (1:50)
  13. 13 The Grey Goose (2:17)
  14. 14 Silver City Bound (6:01)
  15. 15 The Titanic (5:12)
  16. 16 Death Letter Blues (3:26)
  17. 17 Mary Don't You Weep (3:24)
  18. 18 He Never Said A Mumbling Word (2:49)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Midnight Special (2:11)
  2. 2 Boll Weevil (3:07)
  3. 3 Careless Love (6:27)
  4. 4 Easy rider (3:00)
  5. 5 Cry For Me (3:30)
  6. 6 Ain't Going To Drink No More (De Kalb Blues) (3:51)
  7. 7 Birmingham Jail (2:57)
  8. 8 Old Riley (1:47)
  9. 9 Julie Ann Johnson (1:12)
  10. 10 It's Tight Like That (3:09)
  11. 11 4, 5 & 9 (4:53)
  12. 12 Good Morning Babe, How Do You Do? (0:41)
  13. 13 Jailhouse Blues (4:31)
  14. 14 Well, You Know I Had To Do It (2:53)
  15. 15 Goodnight Irene (1:19)
  16. 16 25 Cent Dude (2:20)
  17. 17 How Come You Do Me Like You Do? (3:23)
  18. 18 Hello Central (5:27)
  19. 19 Hesitation Blues (2:17)
  20. 20 I'll Be Down On The Last Bread Wagon (3:35)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Somebody's Diggin' My Potatoes (3:57)
  2. 2 Springtime In The Rockies (3:02)
  3. 3 Chinatown (1:09)
  4. 4 Rock Island Line (1:55)
  5. 5 Backwater Blues (3:25)
  6. 6 Sweet Mary (3:10)
  7. 7 Goodnight Irene (2:40)
  8. 8 Easy, Mr. Tom (2:12)
  9. 9 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) (2:51)
  10. 10 I'm Alone Because I Love You (2:52)
  11. 11 In New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun) (2:21)
  12. 12 Mary Don't You Weep (1:55)
  13. 13 Talk About Fannin Street (3:41)
  14. 14 Fannin Street (3:37)
  15. 15 Sugared The Beer (1:37)
  16. 16 Didn't Old John cross the Water (1:58)
  17. 17 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (3:16)
  18. 18 Bully Of The Town (2:04)
  19. 19 Sweet Jenny Lee (1:52)
  20. 20 Yellow Gal (2:04)
  21. 21 He Was The Man (3:48)
  22. 22 We're In The Same Boat, Brother (4:14)
  23. 23 Leaving Blues (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lead Belly Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Alan Lomax Composer
Moses Asch Liner Notes
James Cox Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Jeff Place Liner Notes
Matt Walters Liner Notes
Spencer Williams Composer
Alan Yoshida Mastering
Anthony Seeger Liner Notes
Ernest Lawlars Composer
Georgia Turner Composer
Traditional Composer
Sean Killeen Liner Notes
Frederic Ramsey Jr. Engineer, Liner Notes
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