Lead Belly Sings for Children

Lead Belly Sings for Children

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This collection features delightful songs for young children as well as the work songs, blues, and spirituals Lead Belly used to teach children about the experiences and emotions of adult life. Originally recorded in children's concerts and studios for Moses Asch and Folkways Records in the 1940s, the 28 songs and spoken introductions reveal the humor, humanity, and musical genius of one of the great artists of the twentieth century. Essential listening for all ages. Produced by Moses Asch. Reissue compiled and annotated by Jeff Place.

1999 Early Childhood News Director's Choice Award

"The Vocal Blues: Created in the Deep South of the U.S."

Year Released 1999
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1999 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) African American Music; American Folk; Blues; Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Guitar; Harmonica; Piano; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Blues; Folk songs--United States; Music--Juvenile

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101 More Yet Lead Belly 1:05
102 Boll Weevil Lead Belly 3:42
103 Little Boy, How Old are You? Lead Belly 0:58
104 Skip to My Lou Lead Belly 2:14
105 Red Bird Lead Belly 2:57
106 Sally Walker Lead Belly 2:42
107 Ha Ha This A-Way Lead Belly 1:37
108 Grey Goose Lead Belly 1:27
109 Christmas is A-Coming (Chicken Crows at Midnight) Lead Belly 1:07
110 The Blue Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn) Lead Belly 2:20
111 Polly Wee (The Frog Song) Lead Belly 1:15
112 Pig Latin Song Lead Belly 1:38
113 When a Man's a Long Way from Home Lead Belly 2:59
114 Good Morning Blues Lead Belly 2:14
115 By and By When the Morning Comes Lead Belly 1:57
116 Every Time I Feel the Spirit / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / They Hung Him on the Cross (medley) Lead Belly 3:25
117 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Lead Belly 1:05
118 Rock Island Line Lead Belly 1:35
119 Cotton Fields Lead Belly 2:09
120 Old Man Lead Belly 2:38
121 John Henry Lead Belly 4:03
122 Julie Ann Johnson Lead Belly 2:55
123 Whoa Back Buck Lead Belly 2:12
124 You Can't Lose Me Cholly Lead Belly 2:40
125 Midnight Special Lead Belly 2:05
126 Pick a Bale of Cotton Lead Belly 1:33
127 Take This Hammer Lead Belly 2:54
128 We're in the Same Boat, Brother Lead Belly 2:37
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