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The Resource Lead Belly : the Smithsonian Folkways collection, (sound recording)

Lead Belly : the Smithsonian Folkways collection, (sound recording)

Label
Lead Belly : the Smithsonian Folkways collection
Title
Lead Belly
Title remainder
the Smithsonian Folkways collection
Title variation
Leadbelly
Title variation remainder
the Smithsonian Folkways collection
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the swamplands of Louisiana, the prisons of Texas, and the streets of New York City, Lead Belly and his music became cornerstones of American music and touchstones of African American cultural legacy
Accompanying matter
  • discography
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1885-1949
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leadbelly
Dewey number
782.421643
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18.L43
LC item number
L43 2015
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Lead Belly, vocals, guitar, accordion, piano ; in part with additional musicians
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1915-1996
  • 1912-1967
  • 1892-1969
  • 1897-1973
  • 1894-1937
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Terry, Sonny
  • McGhee, Brownie
  • Guthrie, Woody
  • Houston, Cisco
  • Graham, Anne
  • Foster, Pops
  • Smith, Willie
  • Smith, Bessie
  • Santelli, Robert
  • Place, Jeffrey
  • Oleander Singers
  • Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues (Music)
  • Folk songs, English
  • Gospel music
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lead Belly : the Smithsonian Folkways collection, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Principally previously released material; includes 15 previously unreleased tracks. Recorded 1934-1949
  • CDs are inserted in pockets of accompanying book. Book contains essays: Lead Belly : a man of contradiction and complexity / by Robert Santelli; The life and legacy of Lead Belly / by Jeff Place; detailed program notes, discographies, and bibliographical references
  • Title from cover of book
Accompanying material
1 book (139 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 31 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223118972976
  • 31223118921437
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • performed music
  • text
Content type code
  • prm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Midnight Special
  • (2:03)
  • John Henry
  • (Brownie McGhee, guitar; Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (3:10)
  • Black girl (Where did sleep last night)
  • (2:07)
  • Pick a bale of cotton
  • (the Oleander Quartet)
  • (1:30)
  • disc 1.
  • Take this hammer
  • (2:15)
  • Cotton fields
  • (2:06)
  • Old Riley
  • (1:58)
  • Rock Island Line
  • (2:02)
  • The gallis pole
  • (2:45)
  • Irene (Goodnight Irene)
  • Ha-ha this a way
  • (1:34)
  • Sukey jump
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, accordion)
  • (1:04)
  • Boll weevil
  • (3:07)
  • Scottsboro boys
  • (4:32)
  • Governor O.K. Allen
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:37)
  • Governor Pat Neff
  • (3:40)
  • There's a man going around taking names
  • (1:24)
  • On a Monday
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (1:47)
  • You can't lose me, Cholly
  • (2:37)
  • (1:53)
  • Keep your hands off her
  • (2:51)
  • We shall be free
  • (Woody Guthrie, vocals; Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:34) --
  • The bourgeois blues
  • (2:18)
  • Fannin Street (Mister Tom Hughes Town)
  • (3:30)
  • (2:28)
  • Green corn
  • (1:15)
  • Sally Walker
  • (2:40)
  • Bring me a little water, Silvy
  • (Anne Graham, vocals)
  • (:48)
  • Julie Ann Johnson
  • (:41)
  • disc 2.
  • Linin' track
  • (1:11)
  • Whoa, back, buck
  • (2:09)
  • Shorty George
  • (1:28)
  • Ham and eggs
  • (1:42)
  • Moanin'
  • (:60)
  • Alabama bound
  • Out on the western plains
  • (1:31)
  • Noted rider
  • (2:50)
  • Meeting at the building
  • (:59)
  • Good, good, good (Talking preaching)
  • We shall walk through the valley
  • (2:11)
  • Ain't you glad (The Blood done signed my name)
  • (Woody Guthrie, vocals and mandolin; Cisco Houston, vocals and guitar)
  • (2:19)
  • I'm so glad, I done got over
  • (1:21)
  • The Hindenburg disaster
  • (3:22)
  • Ella Speed
  • (5:48)
  • Haul away Joe
  • (2:48)
  • Old man
  • (2:17)
  • (2:35)
  • Sweet Jenny Lee
  • (1:51)
  • Jean Harlow
  • (1:40)
  • Laura
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, accordion)
  • (1:41)
  • Queen Mary
  • (4:46) --
  • Almost day
  • (1:05)
  • Fiddler's dram
  • (Woody Guthrie, vocals and mandolin; Cisco Houston, vocals and guitar)
  • Poor Howard
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Pops Foster, bass)
  • (1:36)
  • Duncan and Brady
  • (4:06)
  • How long, how long
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:13)
  • T.B. blues
  • (3:43)
  • disc 3.
  • Jim Crow blues
  • (3:30)
  • Pigmeat
  • (Brownie McGhee, guitar; unknown bass player)
  • (2:33)
  • John Hardy
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, accordion)
  • (2:43)
  • Outskirts of town
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • Good morning blues
  • (2:40)
  • 4, 5, and 9
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Pops Foster, bass; Willie "the Lion" Smith, piano)
  • (2:20)
  • In the evening (when the sun goes down)
  • (3:29)
  • Red Cross store blues
  • (3:09)
  • Diggin' my potatoes
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Pops Foster, bass; Willie "the Lion" Smith, piano)
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:34)
  • Blind Lemon
  • (1:39)
  • When a man's a long way from home
  • (2:57)
  • Alberta
  • (3:11)
  • Excerpt from
  • "The lonesome train"
  • (3:11)
  • (2:24)
  • National defense blues
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Willie "the Lion" Smith, piano; Pops Foster, bass)
  • (3:13)
  • Hitler song (Mr. Hitler)
  • (4:31)
  • Big fat woman
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, piano)
  • (1:10)
  • Been so long (Bellevue Hospital blues)
  • (2:44) --
  • Sail on, little girl
  • (3:14)
  • Easy rider
  • (2:51)
  • Irene
  • (outro)
  • WNYC : Folk songs of America : Lead Belly and the Oleander Quartet
  • (14:45).
  • Almost day
  • Blues in my kitchen
  • Blues in my dining room
  • I went up on the mountain
  • Good morning blues
  • Baby, don't you love me no more
  • disc 4, Radio.
  • T.B. Blues
  • Irene
  • (outro)
  • If it wasn't for Dicky
  • (2:15)
  • What's you gonna do when the world's on fire
  • (Anne Graham, vocals)
  • (2:12)
  • Rock me (Hide me in Thy bosom)
  • (Anne Graham, vocals)
  • WNYC : Folk songs of America : Lead Belly
  • (2:19)
  • Packin' trunk blues
  • (2:35)
  • Leaving blues
  • (2:58)
  • How come you do me like you do?
  • (3:26)
  • One dime blues
  • (2:25)
  • I'm going to buy you a brand new Ford
  • (14:42).
  • (1:40)
  • Jail-house blues
  • (1:13)
  • Shout on
  • (2:09)
  • Come and sit down beside me
  • (1:02)
  • Red River
  • (2:14) --
  • Grey goose
  • Boll weevil
  • Yellow gal
  • Ha-ha this a way
  • Leaving blues
  • Go down, Old Hannah
  • (4:58)
  • Black Betty
  • (1:53)
  • Nobody knows you when you're down and out
  • (Bessie Smith)
  • (3:42)
  • Stewball
  • (2:34)
  • Ain't it a shame to go fishin' on a Sunday
  • disc 5, Last sessions.
  • (1:22)
  • Relax your mind
  • (4:05)
  • Princess Elizabeth
  • (3:33)
  • Silver City bound
  • (6:01)
  • The Titanic
  • (5:11)
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • Yes, I was standing in the bottom
  • (2:24)
  • It's tight like that
  • (3:09)
  • Diggin' my potatoes
  • (3:57)
  • Springtime in the Rockies
  • (3:02)
  • Backwater blues
  • (3:23)
  • Didn't Old John Cross the water
  • (1:41)
  • (1:56)
  • De Kalb blues
  • (3:51)
  • They hung Him on the cross
  • (version 1)
  • (2:26)
  • They hung Him on the cross
  • (version 2)
  • (2:49)
  • In the world
  • Ain't going down to the well no more
  • (2:02)
  • (version 2)
  • (1:23)
  • Everytime I go out
  • (1:25)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780970494252
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
be2015005522
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other control number
  • 093074020128
  • 00093074020128
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • SFW 40201
  • SFW CD 40201
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)904023649
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lead Belly : the Smithsonian Folkways collection, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Principally previously released material; includes 15 previously unreleased tracks. Recorded 1934-1949
  • CDs are inserted in pockets of accompanying book. Book contains essays: Lead Belly : a man of contradiction and complexity / by Robert Santelli; The life and legacy of Lead Belly / by Jeff Place; detailed program notes, discographies, and bibliographical references
  • Title from cover of book
Accompanying material
1 book (139 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 31 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223118972976
  • 31223118921437
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • performed music
  • text
Content type code
  • prm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Midnight Special
  • (2:03)
  • John Henry
  • (Brownie McGhee, guitar; Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (3:10)
  • Black girl (Where did sleep last night)
  • (2:07)
  • Pick a bale of cotton
  • (the Oleander Quartet)
  • (1:30)
  • disc 1.
  • Take this hammer
  • (2:15)
  • Cotton fields
  • (2:06)
  • Old Riley
  • (1:58)
  • Rock Island Line
  • (2:02)
  • The gallis pole
  • (2:45)
  • Irene (Goodnight Irene)
  • Ha-ha this a way
  • (1:34)
  • Sukey jump
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, accordion)
  • (1:04)
  • Boll weevil
  • (3:07)
  • Scottsboro boys
  • (4:32)
  • Governor O.K. Allen
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:37)
  • Governor Pat Neff
  • (3:40)
  • There's a man going around taking names
  • (1:24)
  • On a Monday
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (1:47)
  • You can't lose me, Cholly
  • (2:37)
  • (1:53)
  • Keep your hands off her
  • (2:51)
  • We shall be free
  • (Woody Guthrie, vocals; Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:34) --
  • The bourgeois blues
  • (2:18)
  • Fannin Street (Mister Tom Hughes Town)
  • (3:30)
  • (2:28)
  • Green corn
  • (1:15)
  • Sally Walker
  • (2:40)
  • Bring me a little water, Silvy
  • (Anne Graham, vocals)
  • (:48)
  • Julie Ann Johnson
  • (:41)
  • disc 2.
  • Linin' track
  • (1:11)
  • Whoa, back, buck
  • (2:09)
  • Shorty George
  • (1:28)
  • Ham and eggs
  • (1:42)
  • Moanin'
  • (:60)
  • Alabama bound
  • Out on the western plains
  • (1:31)
  • Noted rider
  • (2:50)
  • Meeting at the building
  • (:59)
  • Good, good, good (Talking preaching)
  • We shall walk through the valley
  • (2:11)
  • Ain't you glad (The Blood done signed my name)
  • (Woody Guthrie, vocals and mandolin; Cisco Houston, vocals and guitar)
  • (2:19)
  • I'm so glad, I done got over
  • (1:21)
  • The Hindenburg disaster
  • (3:22)
  • Ella Speed
  • (5:48)
  • Haul away Joe
  • (2:48)
  • Old man
  • (2:17)
  • (2:35)
  • Sweet Jenny Lee
  • (1:51)
  • Jean Harlow
  • (1:40)
  • Laura
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, accordion)
  • (1:41)
  • Queen Mary
  • (4:46) --
  • Almost day
  • (1:05)
  • Fiddler's dram
  • (Woody Guthrie, vocals and mandolin; Cisco Houston, vocals and guitar)
  • Poor Howard
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Pops Foster, bass)
  • (1:36)
  • Duncan and Brady
  • (4:06)
  • How long, how long
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:13)
  • T.B. blues
  • (3:43)
  • disc 3.
  • Jim Crow blues
  • (3:30)
  • Pigmeat
  • (Brownie McGhee, guitar; unknown bass player)
  • (2:33)
  • John Hardy
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, accordion)
  • (2:43)
  • Outskirts of town
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • Good morning blues
  • (2:40)
  • 4, 5, and 9
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Pops Foster, bass; Willie "the Lion" Smith, piano)
  • (2:20)
  • In the evening (when the sun goes down)
  • (3:29)
  • Red Cross store blues
  • (3:09)
  • Diggin' my potatoes
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Pops Foster, bass; Willie "the Lion" Smith, piano)
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica)
  • (2:34)
  • Blind Lemon
  • (1:39)
  • When a man's a long way from home
  • (2:57)
  • Alberta
  • (3:11)
  • Excerpt from
  • "The lonesome train"
  • (3:11)
  • (2:24)
  • National defense blues
  • (Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Willie "the Lion" Smith, piano; Pops Foster, bass)
  • (3:13)
  • Hitler song (Mr. Hitler)
  • (4:31)
  • Big fat woman
  • (Lead Belly, vocals, piano)
  • (1:10)
  • Been so long (Bellevue Hospital blues)
  • (2:44) --
  • Sail on, little girl
  • (3:14)
  • Easy rider
  • (2:51)
  • Irene
  • (outro)
  • WNYC : Folk songs of America : Lead Belly and the Oleander Quartet
  • (14:45).
  • Almost day
  • Blues in my kitchen
  • Blues in my dining room
  • I went up on the mountain
  • Good morning blues
  • Baby, don't you love me no more
  • disc 4, Radio.
  • T.B. Blues
  • Irene
  • (outro)
  • If it wasn't for Dicky
  • (2:15)
  • What's you gonna do when the world's on fire
  • (Anne Graham, vocals)
  • (2:12)
  • Rock me (Hide me in Thy bosom)
  • (Anne Graham, vocals)
  • WNYC : Folk songs of America : Lead Belly
  • (2:19)
  • Packin' trunk blues
  • (2:35)
  • Leaving blues
  • (2:58)
  • How come you do me like you do?
  • (3:26)
  • One dime blues
  • (2:25)
  • I'm going to buy you a brand new Ford
  • (14:42).
  • (1:40)
  • Jail-house blues
  • (1:13)
  • Shout on
  • (2:09)
  • Come and sit down beside me
  • (1:02)
  • Red River
  • (2:14) --
  • Grey goose
  • Boll weevil
  • Yellow gal
  • Ha-ha this a way
  • Leaving blues
  • Go down, Old Hannah
  • (4:58)
  • Black Betty
  • (1:53)
  • Nobody knows you when you're down and out
  • (Bessie Smith)
  • (3:42)
  • Stewball
  • (2:34)
  • Ain't it a shame to go fishin' on a Sunday
  • disc 5, Last sessions.
  • (1:22)
  • Relax your mind
  • (4:05)
  • Princess Elizabeth
  • (3:33)
  • Silver City bound
  • (6:01)
  • The Titanic
  • (5:11)
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • Yes, I was standing in the bottom
  • (2:24)
  • It's tight like that
  • (3:09)
  • Diggin' my potatoes
  • (3:57)
  • Springtime in the Rockies
  • (3:02)
  • Backwater blues
  • (3:23)
  • Didn't Old John Cross the water
  • (1:41)
  • (1:56)
  • De Kalb blues
  • (3:51)
  • They hung Him on the cross
  • (version 1)
  • (2:26)
  • They hung Him on the cross
  • (version 2)
  • (2:49)
  • In the world
  • Ain't going down to the well no more
  • (2:02)
  • (version 2)
  • (1:23)
  • Everytime I go out
  • (1:25)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
5 sound discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780970494252
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
be2015005522
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other control number
  • 093074020128
  • 00093074020128
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • SFW 40201
  • SFW CD 40201
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)904023649
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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