Leadbelly Covers

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tiggerblue10 | 11:02 Sun 10th Oct 2021 | Music
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Not many people have heard of Leadbelly but he was an inspiration to many musicians/artists over the years and quite a few of his songs have been covered.

If you know of any, which are your favourite covers?


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>>> "In the Pines", also known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", "My Girl" and "Black Girl", is a traditional American folk song originating from two songs, "In the Pines" and "The Longest Train", both of 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".
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This is Bill Monroe's version, from 1941 (three years before Leadbelly's first recording of the song):

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