Leadbelly – Negro Sinful Songs Sung by Leadbelly (5x78rpm, US)

1939 Musicraft Corporation #31
223-A Frankie and Albert (Part 1)
223-B Looky, Looky, Yonder / Black Betty /
Yellow Woman’s Door Bells
224-A Frankie and Albert (Part 2)
224-B Ain’t Goin Down to the Well No Mo’ /
Go Down Old Hannah
225-A Poor Howard / Green Corn
225-B Fannin Street
226-A The Boll Weevil
226-B De Kalb Blues
227-A The Gallis Pole
227-B The Bourgeois Blues
Leadbelly - Negro Sinful Songs Sung by Leadbelly (5x78rpm, US)
NOTES:
5 x 78 rpm set released in 1939 featuring the Leadbelly recording of Black Betty (LYRICS).

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recorded a cover of this song (RELEASE / LYRICS) which was used on a Volkswagen advert and released on the No Reservations 7″ and as a split single with Melvins.

Although the earliest known recording is by James Iron Head Baker The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recording has more in common the Leadbelly adaption (LYRICS) and the most well-known rock arrangement of the song is by Ram Jam (RELEASE / LYRICS).

SONG CREDITS:
Black Betty
Writers: Huddie Ledbetter
Published: Folkways Music Publishers, Inc.
nb. Writing credits for this song differ between releases and are sometimes given as ‘traditional’.
SLEEVE NOTES:
n/a
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BARCODE: [unknown]

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