"Great American folk singers" : [Leadbelly].

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Leadbelly (credited on label as "Honey Leadbetter") "knocks himself out" singing excerpts from the following songs:

Irene, goodnight
Shout on
Every time I feel the spirit
Swing low, sweet chariot
He never said a mumblin' word
Three day furlough blues
Where did you sleep last night?
4, 5 and 9 (Hollywood and Vine)

Damaged disc. Increasing surface noise.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 73426
Municipal archives id: LT5398