Lead Belly Sings for Children
 : Lead Belly Sings for Children

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: John Henry
EAN: 0093074504727
Item Dimensions: 4555025494
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Smithsonian Folkways
Model: 2030199
MPN: 1712053
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: March 23, 1999
Publisher: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: March 23, 1999
Studio: Smithsonian Folkways

Disc 1:
  1. More Yet
  2. Boll Weevil
  3. Little Boy, How Old Are You?
  4. Skip To My Lou
  5. Red Bird
  6. Sally Walker
  7. Ha Ha This A-Way
  8. Grey Goose
  9. Christmas Is A-Coming
  10. Blue-Tailed Fly (Jimmie, Crack Corn)
  11. Polly Wee (The Frog Song)
  12. Pig Latin Song
  13. When A Man's A Long Way From Home
  14. Good Morning Blues
  15. By And By When The Morning Comes
  16. Every Time I Feel The Spirit Swing Low, Sweet Chariot They Hung Him On The Cross
  17. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  18. Rock Island Line
  19. Cotton Fields
  20. Old Man
  21. John Henry
  22. Julie Ann Johnson
  23. Whoa Back Buck
  24. You Can't Lose Me, Cholly
  25. Midnight Special
  26. Pick A Bale Of Cotton
  27. Take This Hammer
  28. We're In The Same Boat, Brother
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Product Description:
This new collection features delightful songs for young children as well as the work songs, blues, and spirituals Lead Belly used to teach children about the experiences and emotions of adult life. Originally reocrded in children's concerts and studios for asch and Folkways records in the 1940s, the 28 songs and spoken introductions reveal the humor, humanity, and musical genius of one of the great artists of the twentieth century. Essential listening for all ages. Produced by Moses Asch. Reissue compiled and annotated by Jeff Place.
Leadbelly wasn't exactly the Raffi of the Roosevelt era. Convicted of attempted murder and murder, the man born Huddie Leadbelly on January 20, 1888, in Mooringsport, Louisiana, began forging a career as a performer in the 1930s after his discovery by John and Alan Lomax. By then he'd developed an enormous repertoire as well deft vocal and instrumental skills. Despite his sordid past, Leadbelly won over adults and children alike; this generous 28-song collection demonstrates the source of his pied-piper appeal. While the master of the 12-string guitar drew upon traditional kid fare ("Skip to My Lou," "Blue-Tailed Fly"), he recognized that plenty of goodies from his adult bag of songs appealed to tykes, too. Consequently, blues, work songs, and prison numbers turn up in this gratifying collection, which consists of a 1960-released children's LP in its entirety, plus selections from two other records and a previously unreleased radio track. --Steven Stolder

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