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Moon Mullican
1.1950

Goodnight Irene by Moon Mullican

        

MP3

13

5
country
[King 886]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Paul Gayten
2.1950

Goodnight Irene by Paul Gayten

        

MP3

12

6
R&B
as Paul Gayten and His Orchestra
[Regal 3281]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and the Weavers
3.07/1950

 ①  Goodnight Irene by Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and the Weavers

        

MP3

227

✫1
US
[songwriter #1 hit]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Frank Sinatra
4.08/1950

 ③  Goodnight Irene by Frank Sinatra

        

MP3

143

5
US
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Columbia 38892]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Ernest Tubb & Red Foley
Goodnight Irene5.08/1950

 ④  Goodnight Irene by Ernest Tubb & Red Foley

        

MP3

130

10
US
✫1
country
[songwriter #4 hit]
as Red Foley & Ernest Tubb
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Dennis Day
6.08/1950

Goodnight, Irene by Dennis Day

        

MP3

53

17
US
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Jo Stafford
7.08/1950

Goodnight, Irene by Jo Stafford

        

MP3

112

9
US
[Capitol 1142]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

The Alexander Brothers
8.09/1950

Goodnight Irene by The Alexander Brothers

        

MP3

32

26
US
[Mercury 5448]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Don Cornell
9.09/1950

I Need You So by Don Cornell

        

MP3

33

25
US
[RCA 47-3884]
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) 

video

Lonnie Donegan
10.01/1956

 ②  Rock Island Line by Lonnie Donegan

        

MP3

191

8
US
8
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
as Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
[London 1650]
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Don Cornell
11.04/1956

Rock Island Line by Don Cornell

        

MP3

15

59
US
[Coral 61613]
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Lonnie Donegan
12.09/1956

Bring a Little Water Sylvie / Dead or Alive by Lonnie Donegan

        

MP3

61

7
UK
as Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)  & Lonnie Donegan

video

Billy Williams
13.04/1959

Goodnight, Irene by Billy Williams

        

MP3

6

75
US
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Lonnie Donegan
14.05/1961

Have a Drink on Me by Lonnie Donegan

        

MP3

47

8
UK
as Lonnie Donegan & His Group
[Atlantic 2108]
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)  & Peter Buchanan

video

The Highwaymen [folk group]
15.11/1961

Cotton Fields by The Highwaymen [folk group]

        

MP3

from Standing Room Only!    

CD

MP3

84

13
US
3
AC
traditional american ballad, copyrighted in 1850
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Jerry Reed & The Hully Girlies
16.06/1962

Goodnight, Irene by Jerry Reed & The Hully Girlies

        

MP3

9

79
US
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Lonnie Donegan
17.08/1962

Pick a Bale of Cotton by Lonnie Donegan

        

MP3

43

11
UK
as Lonnie Donegan & His Group
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)  & John Lomax

video

Arthur Lyman
18.04/1963

Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) by Arthur Lyman

        

MP3

2

129
US
as Arthur Lyman Group
[instrumental]
[Hi Fi 5071]
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Ace Cannon
Cottonfields19.06/1963

Cottonfields by Ace Cannon

        

MP3

12

67
US
[Hi 2065]
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) 

video

The Angels [US girl group]
20.09/1963

Cotton Fields by The Angels [US girl group]

        

MP3

2

119
US
[Ascot 2139]
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) 

video

Little Richard
21.09/1964

Goodnight Irene by Little Richard

        

MP3

2

128
US
US B side to Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
[Vee-Jay 612]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

The Four Pennies [English pop group]
22.10/1964

Black Girl by The Four Pennies [English pop group]

        

MP3

26

20
UK
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) 

video

Johnny Cash
23.02/1970

Rock Island Line by Johnny Cash

        

MP3

7

93
US
35
country
[Sun 1111]
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

The Beach Boys
24.05/1970

Cotton Fields by The Beach Boys

        

MP3

from Sunflower   Sunflower 

CD

MP3

70

103
US
5
UK
[Capitol 2765]
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Ram Jam
Black Betty25.06/1977

 ⑤  Black Betty by Ram Jam

        

MP3

from Ram Jam    

CD

MP3

121

18
US
7
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Epic 50357]
written by traditional & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cotton Fields26.1982

Cotton Fields by Creedence Clearwater Revival

        

MP3

from Creedence Country   Creedence Country 

CD

MP3

1

50
country
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Ram Jam
27.02/1990

Black Betty by Ram Jam

        

MP3

from The Very Best of Ram Jam    

CD

MP3

38

13
dance
13
UK
[R]
written by traditional & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Little Axe
28.12/1994

Ride On by Little Axe

        

MP3

from The Wolf That House Built   The Wolf That House Built 

CD

MP3

1

189
UK
written by Adrian Sherwood (as Adrian Maxwell), Little Axe (as Bernard Alexander) & Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) 

video

Tom Jones
29.03/2003

Black Betty by Tom Jones

        

MP3

from Mr. Jones    

CD

MP3

8

50
UK
charted as Black Betty / I Who Have Nothing in the UK
written by traditional & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Spiderbait
30.10/2004

Black Betty by Spiderbait

        

MP3

from Tonight Alright   Tonight Alright 

CD

MP3

5

32
rock
written by traditional & Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) 

video

Ying Yang Twins
Dangerous31.12/2006

Dangerous by Ying Yang Twins

        

MP3

from Chemically Imbalanced   Chemically Imbalanced 

CD

MP3

6

85
US
84
R&B
featuring Wyclef Jean
[Collipark 2851]
written by D-Roc (as De'Onjelo Holmes), Kaine (as Eric Jackson), Jerry Duplessis, Mr. Collipark (as Michael Crooms), Wyclef Jean, Daryl Hall (sample), John Oates (sample), Sara Allen (sample) & Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) (sample)
Ram Jam
32.02/2007

Black Betty by Ram Jam

        

MP3

1

188
UK
[R]
written by traditional & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly) 

video

Top 100 hits16141219
Top 40 hits10131118
Top 10 hits51215
✫ #1 hits11
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