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Leadbelly's last sessions. Vol. 1 sound recording / recorded by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

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Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Notes
Program notes by Frederic Ramsey, Jr., and Moses Asch (7 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Vol. 2 is FA 2942.
Track numbering below reflects continuous numbering begining with track one, side one, through track 52, side four.
These recordings were also released as FP 241 (a 2-record set) and later released in 1962 as FA 2941 A/B and FA 2941 C/D (2 single albums in separate containers).
Leadbelly, guitar and vocal.
Recorded in New York by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. in 1948-49.
Track information
101. I Was Standing in the Bottom
102. Yes, I'm Going Down in Louisiana
103. Ain't Going Down to the Well No More
104. Dick Ligger's Holler
105. Liza Jane
106. Dog Latin Song
107. Leaving Blues
108. Go Down, Old Hannah
109. Blue Tailed Fly, The (Jimmie Crack Corn)
110. Nobody in This World is Better Than Us
111. We're in the Same Boat, Brother
112. Looky Looky Yonder
113. Jolly O the Ransom
114. Old Ship of Zion
115. Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy
116. Mistreatin' Mama
117. Black Betty
118. Ain't Going Down to the Well No More
219. I'm Going Down in Louisiana
220. I Don't Know You, What Have I Done?
221. Rock Island Line
222. Old Man, Will Your Dog Catch a Rabbit?
223. Shorty George
224. Stewball
225. Bottle Up and Go
226. You Know I Got to Do It
227. Ain't It a Shame to Go Fishin' on Sunday
228. I Ain't Gonna Drink No More
229. My Lindy Lou
230. I'm Thinking of a Friend
231. He Never Said a Mumbling Word
232. I Don't Want No More Army Life
233. In the World
234. I Want to Go Home
335. New Iberia
336. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
337. John Henry
338. Salty Dog
339. National Defense Blues
340. Easy, Mr. Tom
341. Relax Your Mind
342. Bottle Up and Go
343. Polly Wolly Wee
444. Pig Latin Song
445. Hawaiian Song
446. Drinkin' Lum Y A Alla
447. The Gray Goose
448. Silver City Bound
449. The Titanic
450. Death Letter Blues
451. Oh, Mary Don't You Weep
452. He Never Said a Mumbling Word
Publisher number
FP 241 Folkways
FA 2941 Folkways
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email: rinzlerarchives@si.edu
performer
Leadbelly 1885-1949
commentator
Asch, Moses
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995
album cover design
Rosenhouse, Irwin
Date
1953
1940-1950
1941-1950
Physical description
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type
Phonograph records
See more items in
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Local number
FA 2941
Culture
African Americans
Americans
Topic
Blues (Music)
Folk music
Popular music
Place
United States
New York
Restrictions & Rights
Access by appointment