Music

Lead Belly Tribute

  • Track Count 23
  • Total Length 1:33:04
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Out On The Western Plains Rory Gallagher 05:43
  2. 2 Take A Whiff On Me The Byrds 03:05
  3. 3 Cotton Fields The Beach Boys 02:42
  4. 4 Boll Weevil Ramblin' Jack Elliott 04:16
  5. 5 Goodnight Irene Levon Helm and The RCO All Stars 05:19
  6. 6 In The Pines The Oak Ridge Boys 02:22
  7. 7 Song Introduction Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 00:30
  8. 8 Rock Island Line Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 03:53
  9. 9 Song Introduction Sam Hinton 00:49
  10. 10 Looky, Looky Yonder Sam Hinton 01:49
  11. 11 C.C. Rider Jerry Lee Lewis 03:57
  12. 12 Alabama Bound Mance Lipscomb 02:23
  13. 13 The Midnight Special Merle Travis 02:22
  14. 14 Backwater Blues- Sammy Price Trio Goodbye Newport Blues 04:24
  15. 15 All Blues / Frankie and Johnny Roberta Flack 11:31
  16. 16 Silver City Bound Jackie DeShannon & Ry Cooder 02:54
  17. 17 Bottle Up and Go Long Gone Miles 03:22
  18. 18 House Of The Rising Sun The Animals 05:34
  19. 19 How Long Blues Spencer Davis and Peter Jameson 06:02
  20. 20 Ella Speed Spencer Davis and Peter Jameson 05:27
  21. 21 Good Morning Blues Spencer Davis and Peter Jameson 04:03
  22. 22 Cornbread, Peas and Black Molasses Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 03:18
  23. 23 John Henry Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 07:19
Playlist Description

It's Huddie Ledbetter's birthday week (different sources cite his birthday falling between January 20th and January 29th some time between 1885 and 1889 [a draft card he filled out in 1942 lists 1/23/89]), which is as good an excuse as any to make a playlist in his honor. Not that you need one. As a songster who technically pre-dated the blues, he is a true American treasure who was instrumental in passing along the traditional music of the South, which is worthy of celebrating any time.