Leadbelly with accordeon, c 1942

c1942

Leadbelly

1940s

Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter

Huddie Ledbetter and Martha Promise Ledbetter. Wilton, Conn., Feb. 1935

Angola prison

Angola Prison, Louisiana - Leadbelly in the foreground, by Alan Lomax, July 1934

Leadbelly 1940s

1940s, by Alan Lomax

Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) 1948

1948, by Austin Wilder

(source: Wikimedia commons)


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Lead Belly

Birth Name: Hudson "Huddie" William Ledbetter
Other Names: Leadbelly, The King of the 12 String Guitar Players of the World

Member of: Headline Singers

* Januar 20, 1888 [allmusic.com, Wikipedia engl.] or 1889 [Blues Who's Who, Wikipedia germ.] on Jeter Plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana
c1893 - familiy moved to Leigh TX - learnd windjammer from his uncle Terrell Ledbetter
c1905 - two children by Margaret Coleman
c1906 - frequently worked at backwood dances, breakdowns, sooky jumps, Leigh TX - left home to hobo to Dallas and Fort Worth TX working outside music
1906-08 - worked outside music, Shreveport LA
1909 - worked outside music, New Orleans LA
1910-16 - frequently hoboed through Southwest working outside music with some street singing
c1912 - served as leadman for Blind Lemon Jefferson on the streets of West Dallas TX and worked with him at Big Four Club, Dallas TX
c1914 - worked outside music, New Boston TX
c1916 - for assault in Harrison County Prison TX - married Eletha Henderson
1918-25 - for murder in Shaw State Prison Farm, Huntsville TX
1926-30 - hoboed to Mooringsport LA to work outside music
1930-34 - for attempted homicide at Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola LA
1933 - cJuly 16, recorded for Library Congress, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola LA
1934 - cJuly 1, recorded for Library Congress, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola LA - Sept. 27, recorded for Library Congress, Little Rock AR - cSept. 29, recorded for Library of Congress, State Farm, Pine Bluff AR - Oct. 1, Tucker AR, State Farm, recorded for Library of Congress - cOct. 5, Gould AR, recorded for Library of Congress - Dec. 12, Atlanta, GA, Bellwood Prison Camp, recorded for Library of Congress
1934-35 - worked as chauffeur, assistant and folksinger for John A. Lomax, touring at universities, colleges, prisons and plantations through East
1935 - Jan. 20/21, Feb. 1/13, March 1, Wilton CT, recorded for Library of Congress - Jan. 23/24/25, Feb. 5, March 25, New York City, recorded for ARC - toured college circuit working concerts through New York, Conneticut - married Martha Promise
c1935 - worked at Lafayette Theater, NYC - recorded for ARC, Folkways, Biograph, NYC - appeared with John Lomax in documentary newsfilm "March of Time"
1935-37 - worked outside music, Shreveport LA
1937 - June 22, Washington D.C., recorded for Library of Congress
from 1937 - moved to NYC to work at local parties, lofts, political rallies and clubs
1938 - cDec., New York City, recorded for Library of Congress
1939 - worked at Columbia University NYC - April 1, recorded for Musicraft, NYC
1939-40 - for assault in New York State Prison, Rikers Island NY
1940-44 - frequently worked outside music
1940 - June 15/17, NYC, recorded with Golden Gate Quartet for Victor and solo for Bluebird - Aug. 23, Washington DC, recorded for Library of Congress - frequently worked with Josh White at Village Vanguard, NYC - appeared on own weekly series "Folk Songs of America", WNYC-radio, NYC - appeared on "Back Where I Come From", CBS-radio Network
1941 - frequently appeared on WNYC-radio, with Oleander Quartet or Anne Graham
1941-43 - recorded for Asch, NYC
early 40s - appeared on Office War Information radio show (frequently heard on BBC-radio, London, Eng.
1942-43 - frequently worked with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Woddy Guthrie (as "Headline Singers") at hootenannies and house parties in NYC area
1943 - Asch 343, Songs by Lead Belly released
1944 - recorded for Stinson, NYC - recorded for Capitol
1944-46 - worked at local folk clubs, concert dates and private parties, Hollywood CA
1945 - appeared on own show at KRE-radio, Los Angeles CA - appeared in short film "Three Songs by Leadbelly"
1946 - worked at Folk Concert, Salt Lake City UT - toured with People's Song Inc group working at folk festivals and colleges across US - worked with Sonny Terry at Town Hall, with group at New York Jazz Club, NYC - #660, Negro Folksongs Sung by Lead Belly released
c1947 - frequently worked solo at school concerts, church affairs and private club parties, NYC area
1948 - worked at Times Hall NYC - appeared on WNYC Jazz Festival Series, WNYC-radio - Sept. 27, Oct. 15, Nov. 5 recorded at Frederic Ramsey's home for Moses Asch's Folkways, NYC - Nov. 21, private party by Kenneth E, Britzius, Minneapolis MN
1949 - appeared on "The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street", NBC-radio (Blues Network) worked at Fondation des Etats-Unis Concert, Paris Jazz Fair, Paris, France - recorded with Bill Dillard (unissued), Paris - worked at Univeristy of Texas, Austin TX -
Dec. 6, 1949 died of lateral sclerosis, Bellevue Hospital in New York City
buried Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, between Mooringsport and Blanchard

Instruments: Stella 12-string guitar, accordion, bass, harmonica, mandolin, piano, windjammer (cajun accordion)

Influences: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Terrell Ledbetter

Influenced: Odetta, Woody Guthrie, Lonnie Donnegan, John Koerner, Bownie McGhee, Pete Seeger, Eric Burdon, Janis Joplin, Eric Von Schmidt, The Weavers

Sources:
Wikipedia
Blues Who's Who
allmusic
Notes to "Lead Belly's Last Sessions" (Frederic Ramsey Jr., Moses Asch, Anthony Seeger...)
Dixon, Robert M.W.: Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943
Fancourt, Les. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1943-70
Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell: The Life and Legend of Ledabelly. New York NY, 1992

Songs (with dates of recordings):


(1 - Boll Weevil. 2 - Chinatown. 3 - Cotton Fields. 4 - Good Night Irene. 5 - Midnight Special. 6 - Reefer Madness)

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4,5 & 9 (I Called Her This Morning)
1946.06.00? -- NYC - D384 Smithsonian Folkways 40001, on: Folkways, the Original Vision (released 1988) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h), Willie "The Lion" Smith (p), Brownie McGhee (v,g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Abraham Lincoln
1944.00.00 -- ? - Smithsonian Folkways 40045, on: Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol.2 (released 1997) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't Goin Down (to) (de) the Well No More

1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 48-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't Goin Down To the Well No Mo'/Go Down Old Hannah
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-502-, GM-508- Musicraft unissued, GM-509-K Musicraft 224 - Lead Belly (v)
Ain't Goin' Drink No Mo'
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 996-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't Going To Drink No More (De Kalb Blues)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't Gonna Let You Worry My Pretty Papa
1949.02.19 -- NYC - Collectors Classics 23, on: Masters Of the Blues Vol. 2: Leadbelly - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't Goin' Study War No More
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-6 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't Going to Ring Them Yellow Women's Door Bells
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC116, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't It A Shame (To Go Fishing On A Sunday)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ain't You Glad
1943.08.00? -- NYC - SC-262- Asch 343-2, Asch 343, on: Songs by Lead Belly (released 1943) - Leadbelly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
Alabama Bound (Robert Hoffmann)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 49-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051299-1 Victor 27268 - Leadbelly (v,g), The Golden Gate Quartet
1946.10.00? -- NYC - D 669 Disc 6045 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC101, BC127, BC129 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Alabama Bound/On a Monday/Stewball/Grey Goose
1941.01.00 -- NYC or Washington DC - E 3685 OWI unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
Alberta (Blues) (Ledbetter)
1935.01.23 -- NYC – 16692- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 139-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051507-1 Bluebird B8559 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC122, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
All Out and Down --> see also: Honey, I'm All Out and Down
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 995-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
All Over This World
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
Amazing Grace
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4470-B-3,-5 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - "Standard (Oil Company) Broadcast" radio, unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Angola Blues
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 119-B-4,-5 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.01.24 -- NYC – 16708- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 51-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Army Life
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v,g), unknown vocal group

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Baby Don't You Love Me No More
1935.01.24 -- NYC – 16693- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Baby Take A Whiff On Me
1935.01.25 -- NYC – 16756- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Baby Take A Whiff On Me/Good Night Irene
1938.10.10 -- NYC? - 12-RH-56412 BBC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Baby, You Can't Do Me Like Corinna Done
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC129 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Backslider, Fare Thee Well
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4470-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith)
1944.10.11 -- Hollywood CA - 416-3A Capitol 40130 - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
1948.11.04/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Becky Dean
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 129-B-2 Library of Congress - (Lead Belly v,g)
Beeky Deem, She Was A Gamblin' Girl
1935.01.23 -- NYC – 16678 -1 ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Big Fat Woman
1943/1948.02? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,p)
Bill Brady

1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5127 Musicraft 313 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Bill in the Lowlands
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC124, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Billy In the Low Ground
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 155-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Billy in the Lowlands / Here, Rattler, Here
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 147-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Billy the Weaver
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 157-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Birmingham Jail (Down In the Valley)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Charles Edward Smith (v)
Black Betty
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v) -

Black Betty/Old Man/On A Monday
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v)
(Black Gal) Where Did You Sleep Last Night
1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5128 Musicraft Mus 312 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Black Girl (In the Pines)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC104, BC126 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Blind Lemon Blues
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 123-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 136-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Blind Lemon (Memorial Record)
April 25 ? -- NYC - MA 160 Stinson 48, on: A Leadbelly Memorial: Volume III (released 1962) - Lead Belly
Blind Lemon Song
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
The Blood Done Sign My Name (Leadbelly)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-A-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 2488, on: Leadbelly Sings Folk Blues (released 1962) - Leadbelly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC119, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Blue Tail Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn)
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Blues I Got Make a New-Born Baby Cry
1935.03.01 -- Wilton CT - 47-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Blues in My Kitchen and Dining Room
1941.02.06 -- NYC - Ace 377, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Blues Without Understanding
1944.01.03 -- NYC - LEA-4 unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Muriel Reger (p)
Boll Weevil (Blues) (Song)
1934.10.05? -- Shreveport LA - 273-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 135-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-507-A Musicraft 226 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.19 -- NYC - radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Woodie Guthrie (sp)
1941.03.13 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g), children (v)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Boll Weevil Song/Green Corn
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC125, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Boll Weevil Song/I'm Goin Mother
1938.10.10 -- NYC? - 12-RH-56410 BBC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Borrow Love & Go
1946.00.00 -- NYC (Jazz Club) - Document Doc 544 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.09.06 -- NYC - Document 544, on: "Live": New York 1947 & Austin, Texas 1949 (released 2004) - Lead Belly (v,g), Bunk Johnson (tp), Jimmy Archey (tb), Omer Simeon (cl), Ralph Sutton (p), Danny Barker (g), Cyrus St. John (tu)
Bottle Up and Go
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-B-3, 4473-B-5 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
(The) Bourgeois Blues (Leadbelly)
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2502-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-504- Musicraft 227 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v,g)
1946.12.09 -- Salt Lake City UT - Rounder 1151, on: Bridging Lead Belly (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Bring Me a (Li'l) Little Water, Silvy (Leadbelly, Paul Campbell)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 153-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.01.03 -- NYC - [first released: SC-275- Asch 561-1B, on: Negro Folksongs Sung by Lead Belly (released 1946) as part of Bring Me Lil' Water Silvy/Julie Ann Johnson/Line 'Em/Whoa Back Buck] Smithsonian Folkways 40044, on: Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1 (released 1996) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g), Anne Graham
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v), Martha Ledbetter (v)
Broke and Ain't Got a Dime
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 376, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Bull Cow
1935.03.25 -- NYC - 17182-2 ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Bully of the Town
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
By and By When the Morning Comes
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g), Children (v), unknown (tr,cl,ts,p,b,d)

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Can’t You Line 'Em? (Ledbetter)
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051331-1 Victor unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
Careless Love (Blues)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 52-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.01.03 -- NYC - LEA-1 unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Muriel Reger (p)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Verve Folkways 9010, on: Sonny Terry: Harmonica Blues: Get Together (released 1965) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h), Brownie McGhee (v,g), George "Pops" Foster
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Casey Jones
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
C.C. Rider (Ma Rainey)
1935.01.23 -– NYC – 16686- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 52-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Chickens Crowing for Midnight
1941.02.06 -- NYC - Ace 377, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Children's Blues
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Arhoolie LP 1009 - Leadbelly (v,g)
Chinatown
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Christmas Is Coming
1942.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 378, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Christmas Song
1941.05.00 -- NYC - SC-34-X- Asch SC34-X - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.12.31 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.06.00? -- NYC - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Brownie McGhee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
Come and Sit Down Beside Me (All Of You)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Come to Jesus
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC136 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Corn Bread Rough (Leadbelly)
1942.01.00 -- NYC - SC-105- Asch 101 - Lead Belly (v,button accordion)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Arhoolie 1009, on: Zydeco (released 1967) - Leadbelly (v,concertina)
Cottonfields
1941.02.00 -- NYC - Ace 382, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.00.00 -- NYC - Ace 375, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
Cotton Needs Picking
1941.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 375, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
The Cotton Picking Song
1941.05.00? -- NYC - SC-34- Asch unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Cotton Song (Cotton Fields)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Cowboy Song
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-B-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea
1944.07.00? -- NYC - Smithsonian Folkways 40043, on: Cowboy Songs On Folkways (released 1991) - Lead Belly (v)
Cow Cow Vicky Vicky Yeah/Range of the Buffalo (Out on The Western Plains) (Cowboy Song)(Leadbelly)
1943.10.00? -- NYC - SC-270- Disc 3002 - Leadbelly (v,g)
Cry For Me
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)

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Daddy I'm Coming Back To You
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16806-1,-3 ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Daddy, Let Me Lay It on You
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC112, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Dance Calls
1934.12.12 -- Atlanta GA, Bellwood Prison Camp - 252-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g), Sloan Wright (dance calls)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - (incl. A Dollar Bill: Baby Won't You Buy Any Shoes) 4469-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Dear Mr. President
1942.01.20 -- NYC - 6407-A-1,B-1 - Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Dear Old Daddy
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 145-A,-B-1,-B-2,-B-3,-B-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Death Letter Blues (Ledbetter)
1935.01.24 -– NYC – 16695-1,-2, 16696-1,-2 ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 132-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 152-A,-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Defense Blues
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
1946.06.00? -- NYC - D 386, Disc 5085 - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h), Willie "The Lion" Smith (p), Brownie Mc Ghee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
De Kalb Blues (?)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 47-A, 144-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-501- Musicraft 226 - Lead Belly (v,g)
De Kalb Woman
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16815- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Dem Blues I Got Baby (Make a New-Born Baby Cry)
1935.01.25 -- NYC – 16759- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Dick Licker's Holler
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 147-A, 154-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Dicky
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Didn't Old John Cross the Water
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051328-1 Victor unissued - Lead Belly (v), Golden Gate Quartet
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Didn't Old John Cross the Water/Stewball
1940.02.22 -- NYC - BC 95 Mary Barnicle-Tilman Cadle Collection, East Tennessee State University - Lead Belly (v)
Diggin' My Potatoes
1946.06.00? -- NYC - D 385 Disc 5085- - Lead Belly (v,g), Willie "The Lion" Smith (p), Brownie Mc Ghee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
Dog Latin Song
--> see also: Pig Latin Song
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Don't Lie Buddy
1944.04.19 -- NYC - MA 63 Asch 432-3 - Lead Belly (v,g), Josh White (v,g)
Don't You Love Me No More?
1935.01.20 -- Wilton CT - 143-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-A-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Don't You Love Your Daddy No More?
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051325-1 Bluebird B8550 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.04 -- NYC - Swing House SWH43 - Lead Belly (v,g) unknown (g,sp)
1941.02.06 -- NYC - Ace 377, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
1942.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 378, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Don't You Weep, Don't You Moan/I'll Be Glad When I Get Home
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC130 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
Down Hawaii Way
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
Down in Louisiana
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Down In the Valley
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
Down in the Valley to Pray
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4470-B-6 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Drinkin' Lum Y A Alla
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Duncan (and Brady)
1944? -- ? - Smithsonian Folkways 40044, on: Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1 (released 1996) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)

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Eagle Rock Rag
1944.10.27 -- Hollywood CA - 457-1 Capitol 1821, on: Leadbelly (released 1963) - Lead Belly (v,g) - 457-2A Capitol Cap 10021 - Lead Belly (v,p)
1947.09.06 -- NYC - Document 5586, on: Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1939: 1947, Volume 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,p), Bunk Johnson (tp), Jimmy Archey (tb), Omer Simeon (cl), Ralph Sutton (p), Danny Barker (g), Cyrus St. John (tu)
Easy, Mr. Tom
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 134-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 376, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (g)
1948.11.06 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - on: Lead Belly's Last Session - Lead Belly (g)
Easy Rider (See See Rider) (Ledbetter)
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051322-1 Bluebird B8570 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - MA 196 Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
1946.06.00? -- NYC - Disc 5501 - Lead Belly (v,g), Willie "The Lion" Smith (p), Brownie Mc Ghee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (g)
Ella Louise
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v)
Ella Speed
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 120-B-5 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 125-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 54-A,-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.11.18 -- NYC - WABC radio show Back Where I Come From - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.10.04 -- Hollywood CA - 397-4A Capitol 369 - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
Ella Speed and Bill Martin
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC125, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Elnora
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 150-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Equality for Negroes
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC101, BC127 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Eva
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2504-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Every Time I Feel the Spirit / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g), children (v)

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Fannin Street
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-498- Musicraft 225 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1942.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 378, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Fat Mouth Mama
1935.01.24 -- NYC – 16699- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Fiddlers Dram
1946.10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 2488, on: Leadbelly Sings Folk Blues (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
Fiddler’s Dram/Yallow Gal/Green Corn
1943.10.00? -- NYC - SC-275- Asch 561-3A - Leadbelly (v,g)
Fiddler's Draw Don't Give a Damn
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC117, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Field Holler
1944.00.00 -- ? - Folkways 31046, on: Midnight Special (released 1976) - Lead Belly (v)
Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
1935.01.24 -– NYC – 16705-,-2 ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 130-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Fo (Four) Day Worry Blues
1935.01.23 -- NYC – 16678 -1 Banner 33360 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 140-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Frankie and Albert (Trad.)
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 119-B-6 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 125-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 127-A,-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 148-A,-B, 157-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-499-K,-A Musicraft 223, 224 (GM-500- Mus unissued) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.12.09 -- Salt Lake City UT - Rounder 1151, on: Bridging Lead Belly (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC120, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Frankie And Johnny
1946.06.00? -- NYC - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Brownie McGhee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)

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The Gallis Pole (Trad.)
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-506- Musicraft unissued, GM-509-A Musicraft 227 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.12.09 -- Salt Lake City UT - Rounder 1151, on: Bridging Lead Belly (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Gallows Pole
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC108, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (v)
The Gallows Song
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Gallus Pole
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC99, BC100, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Get Your Basket
1946.06.00? -- NYC - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Brownie McGhee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
Git On Board
1938.01.00 -- Pineville KY- 2021-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC109, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Go Down Old Hannah
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 50-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC110, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Go Down Old Hannah/Prison Holler
1938.10.10 -- NYC - 12-RH-56411 BBC - Lead Belly (v)
Going Back to Mary (If I Had You, Governor) (Governor Pat Neff)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Going to Fight the Battle Until I Die
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC113, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Gonna Dig a Hole - Put the Devil in It
1935.01.25 -- NYC – 16757- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Gonna Tear Hitler Down
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC104, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Good Morning Babe, How Do You Do?
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Good Mornin' Blues
1940.06.19 -- NYC - radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Woodie Guthrie (sp)
Good Morning Blues
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051501-1 Bluebird B8791 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1941.02.06 -- NYC - Ace 377, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.08.00? -- NYC - SC-263- Asch 343-1, Asch 343, on: Songs by Lead Belly (released 1943) - Leadbelly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
1944.01.03 -- NYC - LEA-1 unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Muriel Reger (p)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g), unknown (tr,cl,ts,p,b,d)
1946.00.00 -- NYC (Jazz Club) - Document 544, on: "Live": New York 1947 & Austin, Texas 1949 (released 2004) - Lead Belly (v,g), Bunk Johnson (tr), Jimmy Archey (tb), Omer Simeon (cl), Ralph Sutton (p), Danny Barker (bj), Cyrus St. John (tuba), Fred Moore (d)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.09.06 -- NYC - Document 544, on: "Live": New York 1947 & Austin, Texas 1949 (released 2004) - Lead Belly (v,g), Bunk Johnson (tp), Jimmy Archey (tb), Omer Simeon (cl), Ralph Sutton (p), Danny Barker (g), Cyrus St. John (tu), Fred Moore (d)
1949.02.19 -- NYC - Collectors Classics 23, on: Masters Of the Blues Vol. 2: Leadbelly - Lead Belly (v,g)
Goodnight Irene (Trad., arr. Leadbelly)  (Ledbetter; Lomax)

1935.00.00 -- NYC? - film series March Of Time - Huddie Ledbetter (v,g), Alan Lomax (sp)
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Leadbelly (v,g), The Golden Gate Quartet
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Got A Gal in Town with Her Mouth Chock Full of Gold
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 130-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Got Up in the Mornin' So Doggone Soon
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 128-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Governor O.K. Allen
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 124-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 46-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Governor Pat Neff
1935.02.00 -- Wilton CT - 53-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Grasshopper in My Pillow (Trad.)
1944.10.27 -- Hollywood CA - 460-3A Capitol 40038 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Gray Goose
1946.10.00? -- NYC - D 673 Disc 6044 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC134 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Green Corn
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 139-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-B-5 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
1947.06.14 -- NYC - Manhatten 504, on: This Is Jazz!, Vol. 2 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Charles Edward Smith (v)
(The) Grey Goose

1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 155-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051327-1 Victor unissued, 051327-2 Victor 27267 - Lead Belly (v), Golden Gate Quartet
1941.02.12 -- NYC - Ace 390, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.03.13 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 375, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Gwine Dig a Hole (to Put Devil In)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 142-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 993-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)

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Ha Ha this A-Way (Ha, Ha, Thisaway)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 49-A, 145-A, 151-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.03.13 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.05.00 -- NYC - SC-26- Asch SC26 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.12.31 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC124, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hallelujah
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4470-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Ham an' (and) Eggs
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051333-1 Victor 27266 - Lead Belly (v), Golden Gate Quartet
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-B-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.00 -- NYC - Ace 382, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.10.00? -- NYC - D 670 Disc 6043 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
Haul Away, Joe
1942.01.00 -- NYC - SC-102- Asch 103 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.00.00? -- ? - Folkways 7027, on: Songs to Grow On, Vol. 3: American Work Songs (released 1951) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hawaiian Song
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hello Central (Give Me Long Distance Telephone)
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 996-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Henry Ford Blues
1935.01.20 -- Wilton CT - 143-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
He Never Said A Mumbling Word
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC103, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hesitation Blues
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 141-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
He's Just the Same Today
1938.01.00 -- Pineville, KY - 2020-A Library of Congress -Sarah Garland (v), Lead Belly (g)
He Was the Man
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hide Me in Thy Bosom
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (g), Ann Graham (v)
The Hindenburg Disaster
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 998-B-1,-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hitler Song
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC126, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ho Day (A Cowboy Song)
1935.03.01 -- Wilton CT - 48-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hoday, Hoday/Ain't Going Down the Well No More
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Holes in My Pockets, Patches on My Pants
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC112, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Hollywood and Vine
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC98, BC102 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Honey, I'm All Out and Down
(see also: Shout On)
1935.01.23 -- NYC - 16688 -2 Banner 33359 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC133 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Honey Take a Whiff on Me
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 119-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Honey You Are the Only One
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC98, BC102 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
House of Rising Sun
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.06.00? -- NYC - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Brownie McGhee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC103, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Howard Hughes
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
1943.00.00 -- NYC - Ace 376, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
How Do You Know/Don't Mind the Weather
1944.04.23 -- NYC - 683-1 Asch 331-2 - Leda Belly (v,g)
How Long Blues (Leroy Carr)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-A-3, 4471-B-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.08.00? -- NYC - SC-260- Asch 343-1, Asch 343, on: Songs by Lead Belly (released 1943) - Leadbelly (v,g), Sonny Terry (v,h)
Howard Hughes
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)

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I Ain't Bothered a Bit
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 134-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
I Ain't Going Down
1940.06.19 -- NYC - radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v), Woodie Guthrie (sp)
I Ain't Goin Down To the Well No More
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
I Ain't Gonna Drink Anymore
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
I Ain't Gonna Ring Dem Yallow Women's Do' Bells
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 995-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
I Declare This World's in a Bad Condition
1941.02.12/18? -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (g), Oleander Quartet
I Don't Know You, What Have I Done
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
I Don't Want No More Of Army Life
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
If It Wasn't for Dicky
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 993-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
If You Want To Do Your Part
1942.03.29 -- ? - radio broadcast, Smithsonian acetat 271 - Lead Belly (v,g)
I Got a Mother in the Promised Land
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16809- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
I Got Up This Morning, Had to Get Up So Soon

1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 122-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
I'll Be Down On the Last Bread Wagon
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
I'm All Out And Down
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 144-A, 156-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
I'm Alone Because I Love You
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
I'm Going Back Down In Louisiana
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
I'm Gonna Buy You a V-8 Ford
1943.00.00 -- NYC - Ace 376, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
I'm Gonna Hold It in Her While She's Young and Tender
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 146-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
I'm Leavin' on the Morning Train
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
I’m On My Last Go Round (Ledbetter)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051508-1 Bluebird B8981 - Leadbelly (v,g)
I'm Sorry, Mama
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 126-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
I'm Thinking Of A Friend
1948.09.27 -- NYC (home of Frederic Ramsey) - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (sp), Martha Ledbetter (v)
In Dem Long Hot Summer Days
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 50-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
In Kentucky
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC128 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
In New Orleans (House of Rising Sun)
1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5132 Musicraft 312 - Lead Belly (v,g)
In the Evening, When the Sun Goes Down
1944.05.00? -- NYC - MA 196 Stinson 48, on: A Leadbelly Memorial: Volume III (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
1944.00.00? -- ? - Smithsonian Folkways 40044, on: Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1 (released 1996) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
In Them Long Hot Summer Days/Ain't Going Down to the Well No More/One Dollar Bill, Baby/Hooray, Hooray, Hooray/Dicklicker's Holler
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC121, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
In the Pines
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC113, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g), Tillman Cadle (v)
In the World
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Irene
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 120-A-1,-6,-7 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 124-A-2,-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.01.21 -- Wilton CT - 44-A,-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16810-2, 16811- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.27 -- NYC - Ace 384, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.00 -- NYC - Ace 382, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.03.13 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 375, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.12.03 -- NYC - Ace 379, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.12.31 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1942.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 378, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.00.00 -- NYC - Ace 376, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.08.00? -- NYC - SC-261-,-1 Asch 343-2, Asch 343, on: Songs by Lead Belly (released 1943), Melodisc 1151- Leadbelly (v,g)
1944.10.11 -- Hollywood CA - 413-3A Capitol 40130 - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
1946.12.09 -- Salt Lake City UT - Rounder 1151, on: Bridging Lead Belly (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
Irene, Goodnight
1941.02.06 -- NYC - Ace 377, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
I Ride An Old Paint
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
It's Tight Like That
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
It Was Early One Mornin' (Jail House Bound)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
It Was Soon One Morning
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v)
I've a Pretty Flower
1944.04.19 -- NYC - MA 60 Asch 348-3 - Lead Belly (v.g), Josh White (v.g)
I Walked Her and Talked Her
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 157-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v.g)
I Want To Go Home (Bellvue Hospital Song)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
I Was Standing In the Bottom
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
I Went Down to the Valley to Pray
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC114, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v.g)
I Went Up on the Mountain
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v.g), Oleander Quartet
I Will Be So Glad When I Get Home
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
I Woke Up This Morning
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v)

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Jail House Blues
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Jail House Blues/Old Reilly
1938.10.10 -- NYC? - 12-RH-56413 BBC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Jawbone Walk
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 993-A-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v.g)
Jean Harlow (Leadbelly)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways Fkw LP 34 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Jim Crow (Blues)
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v,g)
1944.11.06 -- Hollywood CA - Collector's Club LP 23, on: Document 1018, on: Lead Belly & Josh White‎: Black Folk Singers: The Remaining Titles (1937-1946) (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
John Hardy (Leadbelly)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.10.00? -- NYC - SC-272- Asch 561-3B - Leadbelly (v,button accordion)
1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5133 Musicraft 311 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.00.00 -- ? - Smithsonian Folkways 40045, on: Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol.2 (released 1997) - Lead Belly (v,accord.)
John Henry
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2503-B, 2504-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-A-5 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1943.08.00? -- NYC - SC-259- Asch 343-3, Asch 343, on: Songs by Lead Belly (released 1943) - Leadbelly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
1943.10.00? -- NYC - SC-271- Asch 561-2B - Leadbelly (v,g,button accordion)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.06.00? -- NYC - Folkways LP 53 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.06.14 -- NYC - Manhatten 504, on: This Is Jazz!, Vol. 2 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Join the Band
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-7 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Jolly O' the Ransom
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Juliana Johnson
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways LP 53, on: Jazz Vol. 1: The South (released 1950) - Leadbelly (v,g)
Julie Ann (Julianne) Johnson
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 126-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.09.27 -- Little Rock AR - 236-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.09.29? -- Pine Bluff AR, State Farm - 240-A-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.10.05? -- Gould AR - 242-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.12.12 -- Atlanta GA, Bellwood Prison Camp - 250-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.01.21 -- Wilton CT - 44-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.01.25 -- NYC - 16755- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 998-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051332-1 Victor unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
1941.02.12 -- NYC - Ace 390, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC116, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Julie Ann Johnson/Leadbelly's Appeal To Governor O.K. Allen
1938.10.10 -- NYC? - 12-RH-56415 BBC - Lead Belly (v,g)

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Kansas City Papa
1935.01.24 -- NYC - 16697-1,-2 ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g) -

Keep Your Hands Off Her (Leadbelly)
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
1944.05/06? -- NYC - MA 196 Asch AA 1/2 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (g)?

Lake Superior
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Last Night in the Evening
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 994-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Laura
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,concertina)
Leadbelly's Dance
1944.04.25 -- NYC - MA 161 Stinson 48, on: A Leadbelly Memorial: Volume III (released 1962) - Lead Belly (sp,tap dancing)
Lead Belly's Pardon Song to Governor Pat
1935.01.25 -- NYC - 16761- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Lead Belly's Pardon Song To O.K. Allen
1935.01.25 -- NYC - 16762- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Leavin‘ (Leaving) Blues

1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051502-1 Bluebird B8791 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.03.13 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Leaving On the Morning Train Blues
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2502-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
A Lesson In History
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Let It Shine on Me
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.00.00? -- ? - Smithsonian Folkways 40044, on: Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1 (released 1996) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Fky LP 7533, "Standard (Oil Company) Broadcast" radio - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Line Em
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v)
Lining (Track) (Leadbelly)
? -- ? - Leadbelly (v,g), Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry, Cisco Houston
Little Bit O' That You Setten On Elnora
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC115, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Little John Henry
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2503-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Little Sally Walker
1941.05.00 -- NYC - SC-27- Asch SC27 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Little Sally Walker/Ha, Ha Thisaway/Red Bird
1944.04.23 -- NYC - 686-1 Asch 331-1 - Leda Belly (v,g)
Look Away in Heaven
1941.12.03 -- NYC - Ace 379, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
Look Down That Lonesome Road
1941.02.27 -- NYC - Ace 384, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (g), Anne Graham (v)
Looky Looky Yonder
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Looky Looky Yonder/Black Betty/Yallow Women's Door Bells
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-503-M Musicraft 223 - Lead Belly (v)
Lover in the Green Valley
1934.09.29? -- Pine Bluff AR, State Farm - 240-A-4 Library of Congress - unknown white man (v), Lead Belly (g)

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The Maid Freed from the Gallows
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 139-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC111, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Mama, Did You Bring Me Any Silver?
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2501-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Man, I'm in Trouble
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16812- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Man Ploughing with Mules
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC132 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Mary and Martha
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Mary Don't You Weep
1935.01.24 -- NYC - 16698- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 131-A,-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
Matchbox Blues
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 123-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16816- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.00 -- Wilton, CN - Leadbelly (v,g)
Meat Shakin' Women
1944.10.27 -- Hollywood CA - 458- Capitol unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Medicine Man
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 138-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Meeting At The Builing (Leadbelly)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g), The Oleander Singers
Meeting at the Building/Talking Preaching/We Shall Walk Through the Valley
1943.10.00? -- NYC - SC-273- Asch 561-2A - Leadbelly (v,g,)
Midnight Special (Trad.)

1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 124-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 133-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051298-1 Victor 27266 - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
1944.00.00 -- ? - Smithsonian Folkways 40045, on: Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol.2 (released 1997) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.10.00? -- NYC - D 674 Disc 6043 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC118, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Mississippi River
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Miss Liza Jane
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Mister Tom Hughes' Town
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 121-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.09.27 -- Little Rock AR - 236-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.10.01? -- Tucker AR, State Farm - 246-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16808- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 137-A,B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Mistreatin' Mama
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Moaning
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v)
Mo' Yet/(Little Boy) How Old Are You/There's a Limb on the Tree (Green Grass Grows Around)
1944.04.25 -- NYC - MA 168 Asch 331-3 - Lead Belly (v,g), Josh White (g)
Monkey Man
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 995-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Mother's Blues (Little Children Blues)
1944.04.25 -- NYC - MA 167 Asch 331-3 - Lead Belly (v,g), Josh White (g)
Mr. Hitler
1942.01.20 -- NYC - 6407-B-2 - Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v,g)
Mr. Tom Hughes' Town --> see: Mister Tom Hughes' Town
Must I Be Carried into the Sky On Flowered Beds of Ease
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4470-B-4, 4471-B-10 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
My Baby Quit Me (Ledbetter)
1935.03.25 -- NYC - 17183-1 ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
My Friend Blind Lemon
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16807- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
My Lindy Lou
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)

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(The) National Defense Blues (Leadbelly)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Arhoolie LP 1009 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1946.06.00? -- NYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h), Willie "The Lion" Smith (p), Brownie McGhee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Nearer My God to Thee
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC136 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
New Black Snake Moan
1935.01.23 -- NYC - 16691 -2 Banner 33360 - Leadbelly (v,g,)
New Iberia
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
New Orleans (The Rising Sun Blues)
1944.00.00? -- ? - Smithsonian Folkways 40044, on: Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1 (released 1996) - Lead Belly (v,g)
New York City
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 997-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051323-1 Bluebird B8750 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC137 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Nobody In the World Is Better Than Us
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2503-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Jimmy Cox)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
No Good Rider
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)
No One Like the Girl, She Was Only One
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Noted Rider/Big Fat Woman/Borrow Love and Go
1943.10.00? -- NYC - SC-271- Asch 561-2B - Leadbelly (v,g,button accordion)
Noted Rider (Blues)
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2502-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.00? -- NYC - 11717-B-23 Library of Congress unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)

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Oh Baby Why Do Yiu Have To Go (Don't You Love Your Daddy No More)
1944.00.00 -- ? - Folkways 31046, on: Midnight Special (released 1976) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Oh Mary, Don't You Weep

1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
Oh, Something on My Mind
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Old Black Cow
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Old Chisholm Trail
1935.01.25 -- NYC - 16758- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Old Hannah
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Old Man
1942.01.00 -- NYC - SC-106-1 Asch 103 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Old Man Settin' in the Corner Dyin'
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 142-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Old Man, Will Your Dog Catch A Rabbit
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Old Rattler
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 156-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC134 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Old (Ol') Riley
1942.01.00 -- NYC - SC-104- Asch 102 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Old Ship Of Zion
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
Old Time Religion
1938.12.00? -- NYC? - 2020-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g), Sarah Garland (v)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-8 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
On a Christmas Day
1944.10.11 -- Hollywood CA - 415-2A Capitol EP 1-369 - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
On A Monday
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
On A Monday (I'm Almost Done) (Leadbelly)
1943.08.00? -- NYC - SC-258- Asch 343-3, Asch 343, on: Songs by Lead Belly (released 1943) - Leadbelly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
One Dollar Bill Baby
1935.03.01 -- Wilton CT - 48-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Outshine the Sun
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2502-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Outskirts Of Town (Leadbelly)
1944.04.25 -- NYC - MA 97 Stinson 5 - Leadbelly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
Ox Driver's Song
1938.10.10 -- NYC? - 12-RH-56414 BBC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ox Drivin' Blues
1935.01.24 -- NYC - 16694- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Ox Driving Man
1948.09.00? -- NYC - 11717-B-25 Library of Congress, Document DLP-601/612 - Lead Belly (v)

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Packin‘ Trunk (Blues) (Ledbetter)
1935.01.23 -- NYC - 16685-1 Banner 33359 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1941.02.27 -- NYC - Ace 384, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Parting Song (When You Smile-O)
1941.05.00 -- NYC - SC-35- Asch unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Pick a Bale A' (of) Cotton
1935.01.25 -- NYC - 16760- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 150-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051295-1 Victor 27268 - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
1941.02.00 -- NYC - Ace 382, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 375, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
1941.12.03 -- NYC - Ace 379, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g), The Oleander Singers
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
Pig Latin Song --> see also: Dog Latin Song
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 - Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Pigmeat
1943.00.00? -- NYC - Everest FS104 - Lead Belly, unknown...
1946.06.00? -- NYC - Disc 5501- Lead Belly (v,g), Willie "The Lion" Smith (p), Brownie Mc Ghee (g), George "Pops" Foster (b)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g), unknown guitar
Pig Meat Papa
1935.03.25 -- NYC - 17181-1 ARC 6-04-55, 17181-2 ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Polly Wolly Wee (The Frog Song)
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 993-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Poor Boy
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - "Standard (Oil Company) Broadcast" radio, unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Po (Poor) Howard (Leadbelly)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 139-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Poor Howard/Green Corn (Leadbelly)
1939.04.01 -- NYC - GM-505-K Musicraft 225 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Pretty Papa
1949.02.19 -- NYC - Collectors Classics 23, on: Masters Of the Blues Vol. 2: Leadbelly - Lead Belly (v,g)
President Roosevelt
1942.01.20 -- NYC - 6407-A-2 - Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Pretty Flowers in My Backyard
1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5131 Musicraft 313 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Prison Bound Blues
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC135 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)

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Queen Mary
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 997-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC123, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)

Raccoon up the 'Simmon Tree
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 996-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Redbird
1941.05.00 -- NYC - SC-32- Asch SC32 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.12.31 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v,g)
Red Cross Sto' (Store Blues)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 138-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051504-1 Bluebird B8709 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4470-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Red River Blues
1935.01.24 -- NYC - 16704- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
Red River/Black Girl/You Don't Miss Your Water Blues
1944.00.00 -- NYC - Stinson 48, on: A Leadbelly Memorial: Volume III (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Relax Your Mind
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC97, BC105 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Ride on
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Roberta Part I,II
1935.01.23 -- NYC - 16683-1, 16684-1 ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 51-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051506-1 Bluebird B8709 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5126-3 Musicraft 311 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Rock Island Line (Ledbetter)

1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 995-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051500 Victor unissued - Lead Belly (v), Golden Gate Quartet
1942.01.00 -- NYC - SC-103- Asch 102 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.10.04 -- Hollywood CA - 398-3A1 Capitol H 239 - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
1944.11.06 -- Hollywood CA - Armed Forces Radio Service AFRS Jubilee 107, on: Document 1018, on: Lead Belly & Josh White‎: Black Folk Singers: The Remaining Titles (1937-1946) (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Rock Island Line/Looky, Looky Yonder
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC132 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Rock of Ages
1938.01.00 -- Pinewood KY - 2023-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g), Sarah Garland, Jim Garland (v)
The Roosevelt Song
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Rooster Crows at Midnight (Christmas Day)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Run Sinners
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4472-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)

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Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051505-1 Bluebird B8550 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4470-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Sally Walker
1941.12.31 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Salt Lake City
1946.12.09 -- Salt Lake City UT - Rounder 1151, on: Bridging Lead Belly (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Salty Dog
1935.02.00 -- Wilton CT - 45-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Samuel Hall
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Scrambled Egg Song
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
The Scottsboro Boys
1938.12.26 -- NYC - 2502-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-A-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
See See Rider
--> see: C.C. Rider
See the Sign of Judgement
1941.12.03 -- NYC - Ace 379, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
Send Down Your Hand
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 149-A, 151-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Shine On Me
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Shorty George
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16814-1,-2 ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 149-B, 150-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.27 -- NYC - Ace 384, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (voc,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways Fkw LP 14 & 2014 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC107, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Shout On (see alslo: Honey I'm All Out And Down)
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g), Willie (v)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (v)
The Shreveport Jail
1934.12.12 -- Atlanta GA, Bellwood Prison Camp - 250-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.01.24 -- NYC - 16707- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 133-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC123, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Silver City Bound
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Skip to My Lou
1941.07.00 -- NYC - SC-79- Asch SC79 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.12.31 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - "Standard (Oil Company) Broadcast" radio, unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.05.0? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Skip to My Lou/Christmas Day (It's Almost Day)
1944.04.23 -- NYC - 685-1 Asch 331-2 - Leda Belly (v,g)
So Doggone Soon

1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4473-B-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Soldier In the Army Of My Lord
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-A-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Somebody's Diggin' My Potatoes
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 40068, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions (released 1994) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Somethin', Somethin' Keeps a Worrin' Me
1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 994-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Springtime In the Rockies
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Stand Your Test in Judgement
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-9 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Stewball (Stew Ball) (Leadbelly)
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051329-1 Victor 27267 - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
1941.02.00 -- NYC - Ace 382, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.10.00? -- NYC - D 672 Disc 6045 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v), Martha Ledbetter (v)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy)
1946.12.09 -- Salt Lake City UT - Rounder 1151, on: Bridging Lead Belly (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Sukey Jump (Win' Jammer)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Folkways 14, on: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Vol.2: Rock Island Live (released 1953) - Lead Belly (v,concertina)
Susie Q
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC137 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Sweet Babe
1934.10.01? -- Tucker AR, State Farm - 246-B-1 Library of Congress - Leroy Allen (v), Lead Belly (g)
Sweet Jenny Lee
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Sweet Mary (Blues) (Governor Pat Neff)
1944.10.27 -- Hollywood CA - 459-2A Capitol Cap 40038 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-5 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g), children (v)
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
Sylvie (Leadbelly, Paul Campbell)
1941.02.00 -- NYC - Ace 382, radio broadcast on WNYC - Anne Graham (v), Lead Belly (g)

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Take a Whiff on Me
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 120-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 126-A-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.01 -- Wilton CT - 45-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.00? -- NYC - 11717-B-24 Library of Congress, Document DLP-601/612 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Take Me Back
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 142-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Take This Hammer
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051330- Victor unissued - Lead Belly (v), Golden Gate Quartet
1941.02.00 -- NYC - Ace 382, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1942.01.00 -- NYC - SC-101- Asch 101 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.10.04 -- Hollywood CA - 400-A1 Capitol 369 - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - "Standard (Oil Company) Broadcast" radio, unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC131 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Talk About Governor Sam Neff
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - Document 5664, on: The Minneapolis Private Party (released 2000) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Tall Angel At the Bar
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
T.B. Blues (Victoria Spivey)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051503-1 Bluebird B8559 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.06 -- NYC - Ace 377, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.02.12 -- NYC - Ace 390, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1942.05.00 -- Washington DC - 6502-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g), Brownie McGhee (g), Sonny Terry (h)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v,g)
T.B. Woman Blues
1935.03.25 -- NYC - 17180-1 ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Tell Me Baby
1944.10.04 -- Hollywood CA - 399-1A Capitol 369 - Lead Belly (v,g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
Tell Me Baby, What's Wrong With You
1948.09.00? -- NYC - 11717-B-22 Library of Congress, Document DLP-601/612 - Lead Belly (v,g)
Tell Me How Long the Train Been Gone
1945.05.00? -- Berkeley CA - Broadcast over KRE - Lead Belly (v,g)
Texas Penitentiary Blues
1935.02.05 -- NYC - 16813- ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
There’s a Man Goin' (Going) Round Taking Names (Leadbelly)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - Folkways 34, on: Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (released 1953) - Leadbelly (v,g,)
They Hung Him on a Cross
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g), children (v)
Thight Like That
1935.02.00 -- Wilton CT - 142-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-B-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC117, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Thirty Days in the Workhouse

1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 53-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
(This Morning
1934.12.12 -- Atlanta GA, Bellwood Prison Camp - 252-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g) - poss. not by Huddie Ledbetter)
The Titanic

1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 136-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Trials
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC118, Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Trials/Ham and Eggs
1940.02.22 -- NYC - BC 96 Mary Barnicle-Tilman Cadle Collection, East Tennessee State University - Lead Belly (v,g)
Turn Your Radio On

1937.06.22 -- Washington DC - 998-A-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.00.00 -- NYC - Document 5568, on: Leadbelly Vol 6: 1947 (released 2007) - Lead Belly (v,g)

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Uncle Joe
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)

Walk Around the Bedside
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC131 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Walk Through That Valley
1941.02.12 -- NYC - Ace 390, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Way Down in Georgia

1943.00.00 -- NYC - Ace 376, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
Way Over in the Promised Land
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 131-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Well, You Know I Had To Do It

1948.10.15 -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Went Out (Up) on the Mountain

1940.06.19 -- NYC - radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Woodie Guthrie (sp)
1941.02.06 -- NYC - Ace 377, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Oleander Quartet
We're In the Same Boat Brother
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g), children (v)
1946.12.09 -- Salt Lake City UT - Rounder 1151, on: Bridging Lead Belly (released 1999) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC99, BC100, BC106 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.00? -- NYC - 11717-B-27? Library of Congress, Document DLP-601/612 - Lead Belly (v,g), chorus
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Martha Ledbetter (v)
We Shall Be Free (Leadbelly)
1944.05.00? -- NYC - MA 196 Folkways 2488, on: Leadbelly Sings Folk Blues (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (h)
We Shall Walk in the Valley (in Peace)
1941.12.03 -- NYC - Ace 379, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
We Shall Walk Through the Valley
1944.01.03 -- NYC - LEA-2 unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Muriel Reger (p)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
(The) Western Cowboy
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 119-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 122-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 129-B-1, 135-B-1 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Western Plain
1944.10.11 -- Hollywood CA - 414-2A Capitol Cap EP 2-369 - Lead Belly (v.g), Paul Mason Howard (zither)
(What are) Little Boys (Made of)/Let Me Hold Your Hand (All For You)/Polly Wolly (Polly) Wee
1944.04.23 -- NYC - 684-1 Asch 331-3 - Leda Belly (v,g)
What Can I Do to Change Your Mind
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
What Kind of Soul Has Man
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (g), Ann Graham (v)
1941.02.27 -- NYC - Ace 384, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (g), Ann Graham (v)
What You Goin' to Do with Your Long Tall Daddy?
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 146-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
What You Gonna Do when the World's on Fire
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Anne Graham (v), Lead Belly (g)
When a Man's a Long Way from Home
1945.02.15 -- San Franciso CA - Folkways 7533, on: Negro Folk Songs For Young People (released 1967) - Lead Belly (v,g)

When the Boys Were Out on the Western Plains
1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5130-1 Musicraft 310 - Lead Belly (v,g)
When the Train Comes Along
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4469-A-4, 4471-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
When You Get to Sleep, Please Don't Sleep to Long
1941.02.27 -- NYC - Ace 384, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
When Your Hair Turns to Silver
1948.06.00? -- NYC - BC97, BC105 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Where Did You Sleep Last Night --> see also: Black Gal, Where Did You Sleep Last Night
1944.02.17 -- NYC - Lead Belly (v,g) -

Where De Sun Done Gone
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 153-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Which Way Do the Red River Run?
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 128-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
Whoa Back, Buck (and Gee by the Lands)
1935.03.00 -- Wilton CT - 154-B Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051297- Victor unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
1940.06.19 -- NYC - radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Woodie Guthrie (sp)
1941.02.18 -- NYC - Ace 398, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.06.15? -- NYC - BC133 Elizabeth Barnacle-Tillman Cadle Collection - Lead Belly (v,g)
Whoa Back, Buck (Ox Lining Song)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g), Sonny Terry (v)
Whoa (Old) Buck
1948.11.21 -- Minneapolis MN - unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.06.15 -- Austin TX - Playboy 119, on: First Live Leadbelly (released 1973) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 40068, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions (released 1994) - Lead Belly (v)
Witness for My Lord
1940.08.23 -- Washington DC - 4471-A-4 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v)
Worried Blues
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051324-1 Bluebird B8570 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.19 -- NYC - radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g), Woodie Guthrie (sp)

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(Yallow) Yellow Gal
1940.06.15 -- NYC - 051296- Victor unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Golden Gate Quartet
1941.03.13 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.00.00? -- NYC - Ace 375, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1944.02.17 -- NYC - 5129 Musicraft 310 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1946.10.00? -- NYC - D 671 Disc 6044 - Lead Belly (v,g), Woody Guthrie (v,g), Cisco Houston (v,g)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.09.06 -- NYC - Document 544, on: "Live": New York 1947 & Austin, Texas 1949 (released 2004) - Lead Belly (v,g), Bunk Johnson (tp), Jimmy Archey (tb), Omer Simeon (cl), Ralph Sutton (p), Danny Barker (g), Cyrus St. John (tu)
1948.11.05/06? -- NYC - Folkways 242, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 2 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v,g)
Yellow Jacket
1935.03.25 -- NYC - 17179-1 ARC unissued - Lead Belly (v,g)
Yes, I'm Going Down To Louisiana
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
Yes, I Was Standing In the Bottom
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
You (Cain') Can't Lose-A Me Cholly (Charlie)
1933.07.16-20 -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 120-A-3 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1934.07.01? -- Angola LA, Louisiana State Penitentiary - 126-A-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.01.23 -- NYC - 16690- ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 137-B-2 Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1940.06.17 -- NYC - 051326-1 Bluebird B8750 - Leadbelly (v,g)
1940.06.19 -- NYC - radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g, Woodie Guthrie (sp))
1941.07.00 -- NYC - SC-80- Asch SC80 - Lead Belly (v,g)
1941.12.31 -- NYC - Ace 381, radio broadcast on WNYC - Lead Belly (v,g)
1947.02.00? -- NYC - Folkways 4, on: Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (released 1950) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1948.09.25/10.00? -- NYC - Folkways 31030, on: Shout On (released 1971) - Lead Belly (v,g)
1949.08.04 -- NYC - CIC 23 - Lead Belly (v,g)
You Can't Mistreat Me
1944.00.00 -- ? - Folkways 31046, on: Midnight Special (released 1976) - Lead Belly (v,g)
You Don’t Know My Mind (Gray; Liston; Williams)
1935.01.24 -- NYC - 16706-2 ARC unissued - Leadbelly (v,g)
1935.02.13 -- Wilton CT - 129-A Library of Congress - Lead Belly (v,g)
1935.03.25 -- NYC - Leadbelly (v,g)
You Know I Got To Do It
1948.09.27 -- NYC - Folkways 241, on: Lead Belly's Last Sessions 1 (released 1962) - Lead Belly (v)
You Know She Do
1944.01.03 -- NYC - LEA-3 unissued - Lead Belly (v,g), Muriel Reger (p)

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