Essential Listening: Leadbelly & Woody Guthrie – Wnyc Radio New York 12th Dec 1940 (CD)

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Wnyc Radio New York 12th Dec 1940 (CD)

This rare and historically vital recording captures a 25-minuteepisode of Folk Songs Of America, a radio program produced by the remarkable folklorist Henrietta Yurchenco. In it, Woody Guthrie is Leadbelly’s guest, and they perform a cross section of their remarkable catalogues. The set comes complete with background notes and images.

1. Announcer intro

2. You Can't Lose Me, Cholly (Lead Belly)

3. Announcer

4. Frankie&Albert(Lead Belly)

5. John Hardy (Guthrie)

6. Jesse James(Guthrie)

7. The Ballad Of Tom Joad (Guthrie)

8. Boll Weevil(LeadBelly)

9. Announcer outro

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