Chanteur US né le 29 janvier 1885 à Jeter Plantation, Mooringsport (Louisiane), de son vrai nom Huddie William Ledbetter. Leadbelly, après de nombreuses années de prison, a débuté en 1934 et a enregistré dès 1935 pour la bibliothèque du Congres ! C'est alors qu'il rencontre Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie et Cisco Houston. Leadbelly, bien que noir, était un vrai "Folk Singer", qui savait interpréter le folklore des Cowboys. Décédé à New York le 6 Décembre 1949, il n'a pas bénéficié du succès qu'il méritait.

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COTTONFIELDS

JOHN HARDY

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

DISCOGRAPHY

EP

1954 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-369 (F) Backwater Blues / Take This Hammer / On A Christmas Day / Irene
06/1957 EP RCA EPA 818 (F) Rock Island Line / Take This Hammer / The Red Cross Store Blues / I'm On My Last Go Round
1968 EP JOC 45 FS 514 (F) Noted Rider / Big Fat Woman / Burrow Love And Go / Bring Me Lil'l Water Silvy / July Ann Johnson / Line 'em / Whoe Back Buck
1968 EP JOC 45 FS 515 (F) The Bourgeois Blues / Dekalb Woman / Looky, Looky Yonder Black Betty / The Gallis Pole

Albums

1962 2 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FI 8371 (US) THE 12-STRING GUITAR AS PLAYED BY LEADBELLY :
DISC 1 : Introduction: We Shall Walk Through The Valley / Walking Bass, D Position, Thumb And Index Finger Playing The Melody : By LEADBELLY : Good Morning Blues, Hitler Song / Walking Bass, D Position, Thumb And Index Finger Playing The Melody : By LEADBELLY : Green Corn And Others / Key Of A (A7), Runs, Playing The Bass Strings : By LEADBELLY : Old Riley, Skip To My Lou, And Others / Use Of The Fingers; Syncopated Bass, Opening Patterns, Beat On The 5Th String : By LEADBELLY : Leaving Blues, Others
DISC 2 : C Position, Walking Bass, 1St And 2Nd String In Unison : By LEADBELLY : National Defense Blues, Salty Dog, And Others / Open D Tuning, Use Of Capo : By LEADBELLY : Roberta And Others By Pete SEEGER : Bells Of Rhymney And Others / Transposing, D Tuning, Capa On 6-String, Freight Train / Demonstration And Explanation Of Tablature / Rhythm And Time Values / 4/4 Time / Understanding Letters / Thumb And Index Finger / Adding The Middle Finger, Slides / Advantages And Limitations Of Tablature, Triplets, Rests
1963 LP 12" CAPITOL T 1821 (US) LEADBELLY - Goodnight, Irene / Grasshoppers In My Pillow / The Eagle Rocks / Rock Island Line / Ella Speed / Backwater Blues / Take This Hammer / Tell Me, Baby / Eagle Rock Rag / Western Plain / Sweet Mary Blues / On A Christmas Day
1964 3 LP 12" Disc 1-10001/2/3  (US) 38 Favorite American Folk - Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Woody GUTHRIE :
DISC 1 : Leadbelly : Cotton Song / Ha Ha This Way / Sukey Jump / Black Girl / Pig Meat / Rock Island Nine / Blind Lemon / Borrow Love & Go / On A Monday / Shorty George / Duncan & Brady / Old Riley / Leavin' Blues
DISC 2 : Pete Seeger : Johnny Comes Down To Hilo / Puttin' On The Style / Deep Blue Sea / Spanish Folk Song (Happy Birthday) / Delia's Gone / Dig My Grave / Italian Christmas Song / Hoe Down / I'm On My Way / Hey Li-Lee, Li-Lee-Lo / Lullaby / Depression Blues / Indonesian Lullaby / Joshua Fit The Battle
DISC 3 : Woody GUTHRIE : Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues / Blowin' Down This Road / Do Re Mi / Dust Cain't Kill Me / Tom Joad (Parts 1 & 2) / The Great Dust Storm / Dusty Old Dust / Dust Bowl Refugee / Dust Peneumonia Blues / I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore / Vigilante Man
1965 ? LP 12" FOLKWAYS FWX-M 52488 (F) SINGS FOLK SONG - There's A Man Going Round Taking Names / Stewball / Keep Your Hands Off Her / Good, Good, Good / We Shall Walk Through The Valley / Lining Track / Outskirts Of Town / We Shall Be Free / On A Monday / Jean Harlow / Alabama Bound / Com Bread Rough / Defense Blues / Children's Blues / Fiddler's Dram / The Blood Done Sign My Name / Meeting At The Building
1970 ? LP 12" RCA VICTOR 730615 (F) THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - Easy Rider / Good Morning Blues / Pick A Bale Of Cotton / Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On / New York City / Rock Island Line / Roberta / Gray Goose / The Midnight Special / Alberta / You Can't Lose-A Me Cholly / T.B.Blues / The Red Cross Store Blues / Whoa Back Buck / Don't You Love Your Daddy No More ? / I'm On My Last Go-Round
1971 ? LP 12" CAPITOL C062 80701 (F) LEADBELLY - Goodnight, Irene / Grasshoppers In My Pillow / The Eagle Rocks / Rock Island Line / Ella Speed / Backwater Blues / Take This Hammer / Tell Me, Baby / Eagle Rock Rag / Western Plain / Sweet Mary Blues / On A Christmas Day
1982 2 LP 12" MMG ‎640003  (US) Midnight Special - A Tribute To LEADBELLY - Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Lunenberg Travelers - Intro (LEADBELLY) / You Must Have That True Religion (LEADBELLY, Lunenberg Travelers) / I Know It Was The Blood (Lunenberg Travelers) / Let Your Little Light Shine Down On Me (Lunenberg Travelers) / Intro (LEADBELLY) / The Best Of Friends (Sonny TERRY & Brownie McGHEE) / Rock Island Line (Sonny TERRY & Brownie McGHEE) / Poor Howard (Sonny TERRY & Brownie McGHEE) / Baby Please Don't Go (Sonny TERRY & Brownie McGHEE) / John Henry (Sonny TERRY & Brownie McGHEE) / Intro / Alan Lomax (LEADBELLY) / The Bourgeois Blues (Pete Seeger & Arlo GUTHRIE) / Redbird (Pete Seeger & Arlo GUTHRIE) / In The Pines (Pete Seeger) / Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (Pete Seeger) / Pigmeat (Arlo GUTHRIE) / Lord Lord Lord (Arlo GUTHRIE) / Ain't Goin' Down To The Well No Mo' (Pete Seeger) / Intro (Pete Seeger) / Bring Me Lil' Water Silvy (Pete Seeger) / On A Monday (Arlo GUTHRIE) / Midnight Special (Pete Seeger, Sonny TERRY & Brownie McGHEE, Arlo GUTHRIE) / Meeting At The Building (Arlo Guthrie, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Lunenberg Travelers) / Good Night Irene (Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Lunenberg Travelers, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)
02/1999 CD Legacy 463 (US) The Original Folkways Recordings - Pete Seeger, Woody GUTHRIE and Leadbelly : Brown Eyes (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Jack Hammer Blues (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON & Sonny Terry) / John Henry (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / House Of The Rising Sun (Woody GUTHRIE) / Little Black Train (Woody GUTHRIE) / Who's Going To Shoe Your Pretty Feet (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Bed On The Floor (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Danville Girl, No. 2 (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Ride Old Point (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Michael, Row the Boat (Pete Seeger) / Big Rock Candy Mountain (Pete Seeger) / I've Been Working On The Railroad (Pete Seeger) / Down In The Valley (Pete Seeger) / Blue Tail Fly (Pete Seeger) / Boll Weevil (Pete Seeger) / Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (Pete Seeger) / The Fox (Pete Seeger) / Casey Jones (Pete Seeger) / How Long (Leadbelly with Sonny Terry) / I've Got A Pretty Flower (Leadbelly with Josh WHITE)
11/2000 CD Mastersong 503722 (US) The Original Folkways Recordings - Pete Seeger, Woody GUTHRIE and Leadbelly : Brown Eyes (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Jack Hammer Blues (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON & Sonny Terry) / John Henry (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / House Of The Rising Sun (Woody GUTHRIE) / Little Black Train (Woody GUTHRIE) / Who's Going To Shoe Your Pretty Feet (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Bed On The Floor (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Danville Girl, No. 2 (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Ride Old Point (Woody GUTHRIE with Cisco HOUSTON) / Michael, Row the Boat (Pete Seeger) / Big Rock Candy Mountain (Pete Seeger) / I've Been Working On The Railroad (Pete Seeger) / Down In The Valley (Pete Seeger) / Blue Tail Fly (Pete Seeger) / Boll Weevil (Pete Seeger) / Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (Pete Seeger) / The Fox (Pete Seeger) / Casey Jones (Pete Seeger) / How Long (Leadbelly with Sonny Terry) / I've Got A Pretty Flower (Leadbelly with Josh WHITE)

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