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Goodnight Irene
Goodnight Irene
Genres: Blues, Folk
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All Artists: Leadbelly
Title: Goodnight Irene
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Pilz
Genres: Blues, Folk
Styles: Acoustic Blues, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 036244931824

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Correcting Label mis-infortmation
Irroub Golb | Soquel, CA, USA | 02/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"According to the label, this is a reissue of his "first commercially available album" (which would be "Negro Sinful Songs," released in 1939). They also claim that most of these tracks were recorded "in the New York studios of Musicraft Records in 1939." As far as I can tell, neither statement is true! First, the track list is entirely different from "Negro Sinful Songs." More importantly, the liner notes give us contrary recording dates of August of 1943, February 17, 1944, and April 19, 1944 (a full four to five years after his first album came out!)[...]

This was my first Lead Belly album, and it certainly isn't a bad place to start. Just beware what you're actually purchasing. Misinformation like this is why it's so hard to know which CDs of Lead Belly's music to buy so you don't end up with twelve copies of the exact same recording sessions.

Hear it now and later
Elemental | bloomington, IN United States | 11/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great record. If you have problems with decades old audio maybe you shouldn't bother, or at don't whine about it not sounding good enough. Get over it. This CD has great songs on it that you can still hear directly and inderectly throughout the rock & roll canon. To me, that's good stuff, I enjoy hearing what turned people on long ago. Besides, as folk/blues recording go, this one is one of the best."
Track listing
C. Vance | Boulder Burger Theme Park, CO | 06/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1. Frankie & Albert Part one
2. Frankie & Albert Part Two
3. Ain't Goin' to the Well No Mo'/Goin' Down Old Hannah
4. Looky, Looky, Yonder, Black Belly/Yella Woman's Doorbell
5. The Boll Weevil
6. Dekalb Blues
7. Fannin Street
8. Poor Howard/Green Corn
9. Goodnight Irene
10. John Hardy

Running Time: 31 minutes, 36 seconds"