Lead Belly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?


Lead Belly
Song Name: Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
By: Lead Belly
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: The Best of Leadbelly
Link to buy: iTunes
Genre: folk music of United States of America , American folk music , traditional folk song , blues , Appalachian music
Date Added: 05 Nov 2017
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Where Did You Sleep Last Night? by Lead Belly is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Huddie William Ledbetter (1888–1949), better known as Lead Belly (also Leadbelly) was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced.

"Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", also known as "In the Pines" and "Black Girl", is a traditional American folk song originating from two songs, "In the Pines" and "The Longest Train", both of which whose authorship is unknown and date back to at least the 1870s. The songs originated in the Southern Appalachian area of the United States in the contiguous areas of Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky, Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia.

Lead Belly recorded over half-a-dozen versions between 1944 and 1948, most often under the title, "Black Girl" or "Black Gal". His first rendition, for Musicraft Records in New York City in February 1944, is arguably his most familiar. Listed as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", this version appears on a number of Lead Belly "best-of" compilations.

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