dinsdag 28 december 2010

Van Morrison plays Leadbelly

Van Morrison's first performance as a child was "Good Night, Irene", and he later recorded the song with Lonnie Donegan. In the title track to Morrison's Astral Weeks, the lyrics that refer to Lead Belly: "Talkin' to Huddie Ledbetter/Showin' pictures on the wall/" seem to be based on Morrison's real life custom of carrying around a poster of Lead Belly and hanging it on the wall wherever he was living. This was revealed in a Rolling Stone interview in 1978, where Morrison refers Lead Belly as "my guru". He also mentions Lead Belly in the lyrics to his 1982 semi-autobigraphical song "Cleaning Windows" alongside other blues musicians that inspired Morrison in his youth.

GOODNIGHT IRENE with The Chieftains
Recorded by :
Ray Anthony & his Orch.; Eddie Arnold; Chet Atkins; Gene Autry;
Bobby Bare; Big Boy Pete; James Booker; Boxcar Willie;
Big Bill Broonzy; The Brothers Four; Greg Brown; Jimmy Buffett;
Wild Bob Burgos & his House Rockers; Robert Cage;
Ian Campbell Folk Group; Johnny Cash; Bobby Charles;
The Chieftains; Clarence & Calvin; Nat King Cole; Ry Cooder;
The Countdown Singers; Floyd Cramer; Bing Crosby;
Robert DeCormier; Wilbur DeParis; Dixie Belles; Dr. John;
Lonnie Donegan; Donner Party; Brian Dullaghan; Scott Dunbar;
Johnny Duncan; Brian Ferry; Johnny Fohl; Red Foley;
Foster & Allen; Bill Frisell; Paul Gayten; Jerry Giddens;
Steve Goodman; Arlo Guthrie; Bill Haley;
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; Jimmie Hendrix;
Priscilla Herdman; High Mountain Hoedown; Hit Crew; Bob Hope;
Lightnin' Hopkins; Mississippi John Hurt; Irish Ceili Band;
The Irish Rovers; Gordon Jenkins; Larry Johnson; Clifford Jordan;
The Kentucky Colonels; The Kingston Trio; Kiss My Jazz;
Sleepy LaBeef; Ronnie Lane; Leadbelly; Bill Leslie;
Jerry Lee Lewis; Little Richard; Fredrik Lundin; Mantovani;
John Martyn; Meat Puppets; Midnight Dynamos; Will Miller;
Mitch Miller; Mr. Boogie Woogie & the Firesweep Bluesband;
Elizabeth Mitchell; Moms & Dads; Van Morrison; Ed Motta;
Tony Mottola; Moon Mullican; Holly Near;
New York Rock & Roll Ensemble; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band;
Norfolk Singers; Norvi Zelenaci; Odetta; The Originals;
The Orioles; Les Paul & Mary Ford; Carl Perkins;
Peter, Paul, & Mary; Kelly Joe Phelps; Alan Price; Raffi;
Jerry Reed; Peter Reece; Jim Reeves; Leon Russell; Tommy Scott;
John Sebastian; Pete Seeger; Michelle Shocked; Joe Simon;
Frank Sinatra; C.E. Smith; Robin Spielberg; Springfields;
Jo Stafford; Stardust; John Stewart; Scotty Stoneman; Toy Dolls;
Ernest Tubb; Maureen Turner; Sammy Turner; Bobby Vee;
The Ventures; The Village Stompers; The Weavers;
Lawrence Welk & his Orch.; Sbrian Wilson; George Winston.

I,m Alabammy Bound (Huddie Ledbetter) with Lonnie Donegan

Out on A Western Plane with Derek Bell (Chieftains)and Clive Cuthbertson(bass)
Natuurlijk ook bekend in de uitvoering van Rory Gallagher

More Leadbelly

Doe mee aan de grote Van Morrison prijsvraag!
Prijs o.a een van de mooiste VM Bootlegs:
From Dublin On To Sandy Row(live at The Point,Dublin 12-17-1995)
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