Shout On: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3

Shout On: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3

by Lead Belly


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Shout On: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3

Although the original Leadbelly LP bearing this name (Folkways 31030) was drawn from October 1948 sessions, the CD reissue adds 17 tracks, some recorded as early as 1941, and so should be now considered an anthology of 1940s work. This does not rate among the best Leadbelly collections: due to illness, his guitar skills had diminished by the 1948 sessions that comprise much of the disc, and there are better versions of some of the songs elsewhere. It's still plenty worthwhile, though, particularly when Leadbelly is boosted by Sonny Terry's vocal and harmonica on several numbers, including Leroy Carr's blues "How Long, How Long." The CD is divided into thematic sections that, other than the '48 recordings, feature three patriotic tunes about U.S. efforts in World War II; five numbers recorded with Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston in 1946, including the perennial favorite "Midnight Special"; and seven children-oriented selections.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/1998
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074010525
catalogNumber: 40105
Rank: 187751

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lead Belly   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Woody Guthrie   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Cisco Houston   Guitar,Vocals
Brownie McGhee   Guitar
Pops Foster   Bass
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Vocals
Jack Towers   Acetate

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Arranger,Composer
Woody Guthrie   Contributor
Cisco Houston   Contributor
Pete Seeger   Liner Notes
Alan Lomax   Composer
Moses Asch   Engineer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Jeff Place   Liner Notes
Pete Reiniger   Contributor
Kip Lornell   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Frederic Ramsey   Engineer

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