18 Jan 2020

Worlds of Music Ep 171 featuring the life of Huddie Ledbetter aka LeadBelly

From Worlds of Music, 2:00 pm on 18 January 2020
Huddie Ledbetter aka Lead Belly

Huddie Ledbetter aka Lead Belly Photo: Supplied

 

Episode 171 features an interview recorded in 2015 with Jeff Place from Smithsonian Folkways Records talking about the life and music of Huddie Ledbetter aka Lead Belly, a musical giant who came from poverty and went on to forge a global legacy that continues to endure. Songs like Goodnight Irene, Midnight Special and In The Pines continue to influence contemporary music more than a century later.  Jeff Place curated a definitive retrospective compilation called Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection.

 

 

Music Details

 


Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal
Chamber Music
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal
Chamber Music
No Format


Kronos Quartet, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat,
My Ruthless Companion
Kronos Quartet, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat,
Placeless
KKV


Lead Belly
"Midnight Special" (With The Golden Gate Quartet)
Trad arranged by Lead Belly
Take This Hammer – The Complete RCA recordings
BMG


Adrian Raso
Eric The Baker
Adrian Raso
Gypsybilly King
Asphalt Tango


Aziza Brahim
Hada jil
Aziza Brahim
Sahari
Glitterbeat


Nelia Safaie
It's the Time
Nelia Safaie
Songs from Lands of Silence
Kirkelig Kulturverksted


The Good Ones
A Long, Sad Journey Watching You Die
The Good Ones
Rwanda, You Should Be Loved
Anti Records


Lead Belly
In The Pines
trad arranged by Huddie Ledbetter
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Blind Lemon
Huddie Ledbetter
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Fannin Street
Huddie Ledbetter
Bourgeois Blues
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Governor Pat Neff
Huddie Ledbetter
Shout On
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Take This Hammer
arranged by Huddie Ledbetter
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
If It Wasn't For Dicky
Sam Kennedy – arranged Huddie Ledbetter
Alabama Bound Vol 1
Supreme Media


Lead Belly
Irene
Ledbetter , Lomax, Lomax
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Bourgeois Blues
Huddie Ledbetter
Album: Bourgeois Blues
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Moanin'
Huddie Ledbetter
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Cotton Fields
Huddie Ledbetter
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Midnight Special
arranged Huddie Ledbetter
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Lead Belly
Gallis Pole
Huddie Ledbetter
Bourgeois Blues
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch
Téranga-Bah
Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch
Soar
Bendigidig Records