COTTON FIELDS

Latest update on 28/10/2017

Artist: Lead Belly
Author: Huddie Ledbetter
Label: Folkways
Year: 1947

For Moses Asch, posthumously released in '51 on Leadbelly's Legacy Vol 2. The Smithsonian archive holds an acetate of a 1941 version for the WNYC radio show Folk Songs Of America. The Louisiana State Prison Farm in Angola, where he once served time, holds a private cottonfield intra muros.

Covers:

1954:

Ken Colyer's Jazzmen [as The Cotton Song; with Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber]

1957:

Chas McDevitt

1959:

Harry Belafonte

1960:

Boots Randolph

1961:

Highwaymen

1962:

Petula Clark [as L'enfant do]

1962:

New Christy Minstrels [as The Cotton Picker's Song]

1962:

Bill Monroe

1962:

Rose Maddox

1962:

Johnny Cash

1963:

Ace Cannon

1964:

Seekers

1965:

Esther & Abi Ofarim [also in German as Wenn ich bei dir sein kann]

1968:

Udo Jurgens [hit GER]

1969:

Beach Boys [on 20/20]

1969:

Elton John

1969:

Beatles

1969:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1970:

Elvis Presley

1974:

Swinging Blue Jeans

2007:

Volatile Baby

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