Leon Bibb
Charles Leon Arthello Bibb, aka "Lee Charles"
b. February 7, 1922 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
d. October 23, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

discography
L E O N   B I B B, source: Cover of RCA LSP-4202
source: Cover of RCA LSP-4202; photographer: Nick Sangiamo

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

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Leon Bibb 78 rpm / 45 rpm / EP / LP / CD
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11946Musical 'Annie Get Your Gun'
Original Musical Cast Recording

- Doin' What Come Natur'lly
- Moonshine Lullaby

- You Can't Get A Man Without A Gun
- I'm An Indian Too

- They Say It's Wonderful
- Anything You Can

- I Got The Sun In The Morning
- I Got Lost In His Arms

- There's No Business Like Show Business
- My Defences Are Down

- Who Do You Love I Hope
- The Girl That I Marry

Principal cast includes: Ethel Merman (Annie Oakley); Ray Middleton (Frank Butler); William O'Neal (Colonel William F. Cody); Marty May (Charlie Davenport); John Garth III (trainman); Art Barnett (Foster Wilson); Lea Penman (Dolly Tate); Betty Ann Nyman (Winnie Tate); Kenny Bowers (Tommy Keeler); Nancy Jean Rabb (Minnie Oakley); Camilla De Witt (Jessie Oakley); Marlene Cameron (Nellie Oakley); Clifford Sales (Little Jake Oakley); Leon Bibb (waiter); Clyde Turner (porter); Harry Bellaver (Chief Sitting Bull)

rec. May 26 & 28, 1946

six 78 rpm set

Decca A-468




= Decca DLP 8001 (1949)

= MCA MCAD-10047

21954Hootenanny Tonight!
Pete Seeger
- Cowboy's Gettin' Up Holler
Pete Seeger, Jerry Silverman, Sonny Terry
- Mule Skinner Blues

Leon Bibb
- Great Gettin' Up Morning
Earl Robinson
- Varsovienne
Bob & Louise DeCormier
- The Rich And The Poor Man
Pete Seeger
- Talking Union
Elizabeth Knight, acc. by Jerry Silverman
- Dance Me A Jig
Sylvia Kahn, acc. by Jean Hart
- Le Cycle Du Vin
Pete Seeger
- Wimoweh


Bob & Louise DeCormier
- Dark As A Dungeon
Jackie Berman
- Children's Peace Song
Jewish Young Folksingers
- Home In That Rock
- Hamentashen
Betty Sanders
- Riding The Dragon
Sonny Terry
- California Blues
Les Pine
- Depression
Elizabeth Knight, acc. by Al Moss
- Every Night When The Sun Goes Down

Leon Bibb
- Told My Captain
Pete Seeger
- America The Beautiful

rec. spring 1954; ed. by Irwin Silber

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Hootenanny HLP-201

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= Folkways FN 2511 (1959)

31955The Glory of Negro History
Written & Narrated by Langston Hughes

The Struggle
- The Struggle
- Negroes with the Spanish Explorers
- African Chant
- Phyllis Wheatley

- Oh Freedom - Leon Bibb
- Sojourner Truth
- Steal Away - Hilda Haynes
- Harriet Tubman
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Hilda Haynes
- Harriet Tubman, pt. 2
- Old Riley - Huddie Ledbetter
- Frederick Douglass
- Go Down Moses - Clark Morgan
- John Brown's Body - Hermes Nye
- Battle Hymn of the Republic - Brownie McGhee
- Abraham Lincoln

The Glory
- The Glory
- Walt Whitman
- Reconstruction
- Trouble in Mind - Bertha Chippie Hill
- Booker T. Washington
- George Washington Carver
- Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band
- Little Brown Baby (poem by Laurence Dunbar)
- I'm Not Rough - Louis Armstrong
- World War I
- If We Must Die (poem by Claude McKay)
- NAACP Founding and Activities
- Organ Grinder's Swing - Ella Fitzgerald
- Mary McLeod Bethune
- Battle Hymn of the Republic - George D. McClain Chorale
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Folkways FP 752
= FC 7752
3a1957The Skifflers: Goin' Down To Town

Epic LC 3391 track sequence
- Stewball
- Bone Dry
- Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot
- I Wish I Was Single Again
- Michael, Row The Boat Ashore
- Greenland
- Born Ten Thousand Years Ago

- Midnight Special
- Around The Bay Of Mexico
- Jenny Jenkins
- I'm Going Down Town
- Come And Go With Me
- The Crawdad Song
- Railroad, Steamboat, River And Canal (Two In The Middle)

Columbia / Harmony HL-7307 track sequence
- Stewball
- Bone Dry
- Michael, Row The Boat Ashore
- Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot
- I Wish I Was Single Again
- Midnight Special

- Around The Bay Of Mexico
- Jenny Jenkins
- I'm Going Down Town
- Come And Go With Me
- The Crawdad Song
- Railroad, Steamboat, River And Canal (Two In The Middle)

Perfect PL 12015 track sequence
- Stewball
- Bone Dry
- Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot
- I Wish I Was Single Again
- Michael, Row The Boat Ashore
- Greenland

- Midnight Special
- Around The Bay Of Mexico
- Jenny Jenkins
- I'm Going Down Town
- Come And Go With Me
- The Crawdad Song

The Skifflers were: Lee Charles (Leon Bibb), Libby Knight, Hally Wood, Milt Okun

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Epic LN / LC 3391

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= Columbia / Harmony HL-
7307 (1962) "Hootenanny
with The Skifflers"

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= Perfect PL 12015 (196?)
"Folk Songs"

[no black person on front
covers to be seen !]

3b19??Songs With A Railroad Ring
John Deere is going places ...

The New Christy Minstrels
- Casey Jones
Johnny Horton
- Rock Island Line
Percy Faith
- This Train
Pete Seeger
- I've Been Working On The Railroad
The Carter Family
- Wabash Cannon Ball

The Skifflers
- Midnight Special

The New Christy Minstrels
- Nine Hundred Miles
Bob Dylan
- Freight Train Blues
Flatt & Scruggs
- Cannonball Blues
"Little" Jimmy Dickens
- Night Train to Memphis
Flatt & Scruggs
- John Henry
Johnny Cash
- Wreck Of Old '97
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Columbia Special Products
3c1958Our Singing Heritage Vol. 1

- Jack Went A-Sailing - Lori Holland
- Strawberry Roan - Pat Foster
- Rich Old Lady - Peggy Seeger
- Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane - Pegram and Parham
- Gypsy Lover - Lori Holland
- When I Was Single - E.G. Huntington
- Roll On Buddy - Paul Clayton
- The House Carpenter - Ellen Stekert
- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Dave Van Ronk

- Who's Going To Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet - Lee Charles
- Lakes Of Ponchartrain - E.G. Huntington
- Froggie Went A-Courtin - Ellen Stekert
- Goodbye, Little Bonnie, Goodbye - Paul Clayton
- John Riley - Myra Ross
- Johnny Runkins - Pat Foster
- Mary, What You Call That Pretty Little Baby - Dave Van Ronk
- Yellow Rose Of Texas - Pegram and Parham
- Love Henry - Peggy Seeger
notes by
Kenneth S. Goldstein
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Elektra EKL 151
41959Folk Festival at Newport Volume 1

Pete Seeger
- The Bells of Rhymney
- One Grain of Sand / Abiyoyo
- Careless Love
Martha Schlamme with Frank Hamilton
- Hey Daroma
- There's A Hole In My Bucket
- Que Bonita Bandeira


Leon Bibb with John Stauber, g; Eric Weisberg, b
- Lonesome Traveler
- Every Night When The Sun Goes Down
- Times Are Getting Hard
- Sinner Man
Tom Makem with Pat Clancy, Pete Seeger
- Cobbler's Song
- Mountain Dew

rec. at the Newport Folk Festival, July 11/12, 1959

notes by Studs Terkel



Vanguard VSD 2053 (mono)
VRS-9062 (stereo)


= Top Rank 35/070 (UK)
("Top Rank Jazz and Folk
Collectors' Choice Series
No. 3")

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= Fontana TFL 600? (UK)

51959Pete Seeger / Leon Bibb
from the Newport Folk Festival 1959

- Careless Love (Pete Seeger)
- Times Are Getting Hard (Leon Bibb)
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Top Rank TR 5020
61959Sing Out! Hootenanny Tonight
with Pete Seeger and the Hooteneers

Pete Seeger, Leon Bibb & Fred Hellerman
- All I Want Is Union
Leon Bibb & group
- This Land Is My Land
Betty Sanders with Jerry Silverman, g
- Talking Un-American Blues (= Hoot 103-B rec. c. 9 Jun 1952)
Betty Sanders & group
- In Contempt
Pete Seeger
- Gray Goose
- Come All You Fair Tender Ladies
Betty Sanders & group
- Raise A Ruckus Tonight
- Commonwealth Of Toil


Leon Bibb & group
- Get On Board
Pete Seeger
- Jefferson And Liberty

Pete Seeger & Leon Bibb
- Another Man Done Gone
Fred Hellerman & group
- Hallelujah, I'm A-Travelin'
Pete Seeger
- Pie In The Sky
- The Popular Wobbly
- John Henry

Leon Bibb & group
- Solidarity

rec. made by People's Artists from 1950-1955 incl. original Hootenanny Records 78s

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Folkways FN 2513
71959Leon Bibb Sings Folk Songs

- Sinner Man
- East Virginia
- Turtle Dove
- Darlin' (If I Had My Way)
- Rocks And Gravel
- Poor Lolette

- Look Over Yonder
- Red Rosy Bush
- Take This Hammer
- Skillet
- Jerry
- Dink's Blues
- Irene

with chorus and orchestra; Milt Okun, conductor; Fred Hellerman, g
4-track 7 1/2-ips tape
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SMS/Vanguard S1
"Stereo Tapes for the Perfectionist"

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Vanguard VRS-9041

= Amadeo AVRS 9022
(Austria)

7a19??Leon Bibb

- Rocks And Gravel
- Goonight Irene

7 inch 45 rpm
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Vanguard VRS-35006
81959Leon Bibb: Folk Songs Vol. 1

- Sinner Man
- Poor Lolette

- Red Rosy Bush
- Take This Hammer

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Top Rank JKR 8022
91960Leon Bibb: Tol' My Captain
Leon Bibb Sings Chain Gang And Work Songs

- Midnight Special
- Tol' My Captain
- Sylvie #
- I Seen Little Rosie
- Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground #
- Heavy Hipped Woman
- Another Man Done Gone

- Prettiest Train
- Track Lining *
- Bald Headed Woman
- Stewball
- This Is The Hammer That Killed John Henry
- Rainbow Round My Shoulder *

with instrumental and vocal ensemble conducted by Milt Okun; # John Stauber & * Fred Hellerman, g
notes by S.W. Bennett
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Vanguard VRS-9058
101960Leon Bibb Sings Love Songs

- When Love Is Kind
- Cotton Eye Joe
- Shenandoah
- Katy My Love
- I Know Where I'm Going
- Squirrel
- Delia

- Bird Song
- The Water Is Wide
- Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
- Jackie Rover
- Down In The Valley
- Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies
- Dance To Your Daddy

with instrumental ensemble conducted by Milt Okun, John Stauber, g

notes by S.W. Bennett
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Vanguard VRS 9073

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= Fontana TFL 6010

1119??Leon Bibb & Ronnie Gilbert: It Could Be A Wonderful World
Little Songs On Big Subjects


lyrics by Hy Zaret; music by Lou Singer; Robert DeCormier conductor
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Motivation MR-10
11b1960Everybody Sing! Vol. 1: Songs For Cubs
24 American folk songs specially selected for children

Oscar Brand - That's What We Learn In The School
Oscar Brand - Fooba Wooba John
Marjorie Bennett - I Know An Old Lady
Marjorie Bennett - This Old Man
Bob Gibson - There's A Hole In The Bucket
Bob Gibson - Noah
Jean Ritchie - Hop Up My Ladies
Jean Ritchie - Charlie
Merrick Jarrett - Lone Star Trail
Merrick Jarrett - Cowboy's Dream
Milt Okun & Ellen Steckert - Paper Of Pins
Milt Okun & Ellen Steckert - Jenny Jenkins
Bob Gibson - There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
Bob Gibson - Day O
Ed McCurdy - Big Rock Candy Mountain
Ed McCurdy - My Darling Clementine
Jean Ritchie & Oscar Brand - Marching Through The Green Grass
Jean Ritchie & Oscar Brand - Billy Boy
Oscar Brand - Daisy Bell
Oscar Brand - Sidewalks Of New York
Oscar Brand - Band Played On
Oscar Brand - After The Ball
Oscar Brand - Good Night Ladies

Leon Bibb - Good News
Leon Bibb - Joshua
Cynthia Gooding - All Through The Night

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Riverside/Wonderland
RLP-1418
11c1960Everybody Sing! Vol. 3: Songs For Seniors
24 American folk songs specially selected for children

Ed McCurdy - Worried Man Blues
Ed McCurdy - Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Jean Ritchie & Oscar Brand - Pretty Little Reckless Boy
Jean Ritchie & Oscar Brand - Who Killed Cock Robin
Milt Okun & Ellen Stekert - Must I Go Bound
Milt Okun & Ellen Stekert - The Cambric Shirt

Leon Bibb - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Leon Bibb - Ride Up In The Chariot
Peggy Seeger - Madam, I Have Come To Court You
Peggy Seeger - The Farmer's Curst Wife
Ray Boguslav - Crows In The Garden
Ray Boguslav - Tobacco

Herb Strauss - Aura Lee
Herb Strauss - When
Oscar Brand - Good Peanuts
Oscar Brand - I Don't Want No More Of Army Life
Cynthia Gooding - Go Way From My Window
Cynthia Gooding - I Know Where I'm Going
Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl - The Fish Of The Sea
Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl - The Golden Vanity
Bascomb Lamar Lunsford - I Shall Not Be Moved
Bascomb Lamar Lunsford - Weeping Willow Tree
Bob Gibson - Ol' Bill
Bob Gibson - Michael, Row The Boat Ashore


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Riverside/Wonderland
RLP-1420
121961Leon Bibb Sings

- Joey, Joey, Joey
- John Hardy
- Oh Shenandoah
- A Quiet Girl
- I Got A Song
- Summertime

- Dance Boatman
- Maria
- Bonnie Wee Girl
- C. C. Rider
- On My Way To Saturday
- Lost In The Stars

Orchestra conducted by Robert DeCormier; prod. by Joseph Scianni
notes by Joseph Scianni
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Columbia Records CS 8562
131961Folk Song & Minstrelsy

LP 1:
The Deller Consort
- Sumer Is Icumen In
- He That Will An Alehouse Keep
- Greensleeves
- We Be Soldiers Three

Leon Bibb #
- Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies
- Squirrel
- Cotton-Eyed Joe
- Darlin'
- Poor Lolette

Ronnie Gilbert
- The Golden Vanity
- Go From My Window
- Johnny Is Gone For A Soldier
- Spanish Is A Loving Tongue
- House Of The Rising Sun
Cisco Houston
- East Texas Red
- Sinking Of The Reuben James


LP 2:
The Weavers
- Meet The Johnson Boys
- The Wild Goose Grasses
- Aweigh, Santy Ano
- Get Along Little Dogies
- Erie Canal
- We're All Dodgin'
- State Of Arkansas
- Greenland Whale Fisheries
- Eddystone Light

Odetta
- I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain And Water Boy
- Saro Jane
- God's A-Gonna Cut You Down
- John Riley
- John Henry
- All The Pretty Little Horses
- No More Auction Block For Me


LP 3:
Odetta
- The Foggy Dew
- No More Cane On The Brazos
- The Fox
- He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
- The Ox Driver
- Another Man Done Gone
- I'm Going Back To The Red Clay Country

Cisco Houston
- Talking Guitar Blues
- Danville Girl
- Old Dan Trucker
- Buffalo Skinners
- The Streets Of Laredo
- Hard Travelin'
- Bonneville Dam
- Do Re Mi
- The Wreck Of The Old 97
- John Hardy


LP 4:
Ed McCurdy
- The Bold Fisherman
- When The Cockle Shells Turn Silver Bells
- Frankie And Johnny
- Long A-Growing
Joan Baez and Bob Gibson - Virgin Mary Had One Son
Bob Gibson - Wayfaring Stranger
John Jacob Niles - The Hangman, or The Maid Freed From The Gallows
Alan Mills - I Know An Old Lady

Tom Makem - Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
Tom Maken - The Whistling Gypsy
Tom Maken - The Cobbler's Song
Cisco Houston - Railroad Bill
Cisco Houston - The Cat Came Back
Pete Seeger - East Virginia Blues
Jimmy Driftwood - Old Joe Clark
Jimmy Driftwood - The Unfortunate Man


# with an instrumental ensemble conducted by Milt Okun, John Stauber, Fred Hellerman (guitars)
4 LP box set
with 24 page booklet
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Vanguard RL 7624
("The Classics Record Library")
161962?Leon Bibb: OH FREEDOM! and other Spirituals

- Every Time I Feel The Spirit #
- Motherless Child *
- Good News #
- Round About The Mountain *
- Oh, Freedom
- Daniel *
- Nobody Knows #
- Ride Up The Chariot #
- In That Morning #

- Poor Pilgrim #
- Joshua #
- Let Us Break Bread Together *
- Honor, Honor #
- Swing Low Sweet Chariot
- I Got A Home In That Rock #
- No More Auction Block *
- Little Boy #

Leon Bibb, voc; # Tanya Gould, p: * Walter Raim, g; prod. by Kenneth S. Goldstein

notes by
Kenneth S. Goldstein



Washington WLP 701
171963Leon Bibb: Encore!
Leon Bibb in Concert

- Mule Skinner
- 500 Miles
- The Lady Bug And The Centipede
- Far Side Of The Hill
- Stewball
- Babe

- Ox Driver
- The Goony Bird Song
- Love Song Medley
- All Hid
- Sing Hallelujah

rec. live at Champlain College, Vt and Brooklyn College, New York with Stuart Scharf, g; prod. by Walter Raim; cover photo: Norman Vershay

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Liberty LRP-3327 / LST-7327
181964Leon Bibb: Cherries & Plums

- The Honey-Wind Blows
- Eas’man
- Adieu Madras
- Cuddlebug
- Cherries And Plums
- Mary Ann

- No One To Tell My Troubles To
- When Spring Comes Around
- Polly Oliver
- The Fisherman
- Quinto (My Little Pony) (from the film “Bitter Rice”)
- Rozhinkes mit Mandlen

featured musicians: Stuart Scharf, Walter Raim, Jay Berlinger, g; Bill Lee, b; Eric Weissberg, bj & mandolin; Charles Layton, hca; Romeo Penque, oboe & flute; prod. by Walter Raim; cover photo: Jim Marshall

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Liberty LRP 3358 / LT 7358
191/1964Leon Bibb

- Little Boxes
- Adieu Madras

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Liberty 55663
207/1964Leon Bibb

- Cherries And Plums
- No One To Tell My Troubles To

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Liberty LIB 10161
211964This Land Is Your Land
Songs of Social Justice

- Another Man Done Gone

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UAW

more info

221965Liberty Hootenanny

Nancy Ames
- Raise A Ruckus
Bud And Travis
- Down In The Valley
The Johnny Mann Singers
- Foggy Foggy Dew

Leon Bibb
- Muleskinner
Walter Raim
- Laredo Lament
Jackie De Shannon
- Sing Hallelujah
Bud And Travis
- Ah Nora, War Is Over
Nancy Ames
- Chilly Winds
Bob Harter
- Fair And Tender Ladies
The Wanderers Three
- The Riddle Song

Leon Bibb
- The Lady Bug And The Centipede
The Johnny Mann Singers
- Scarlett Ribbons


Liberty L 5506
22a1966Spotlight on Latin America

- Introduction to Latin America
- Mexico Is Just Across The Border
- Benito's Lullaby
- How Do You Spell "Nicaragua"
- Ay, Ay Brazil
- Chuquicamata (Copper Mining In Chila)
- Who Was Who In Latin America

- Simon Bolivar
- Chief Among The Indians
- Some Geographical Terms
- Deep Within The Earth (Volcanoes)
- Highway Of Friendship (Pan Amarican Highway)
- Adios Amigos

Leon Bibb, Ronnie Gilbert, Robert Harter, Vivian Martin; Robert DeCormier, conductor
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Motivation MR 0646
23196?Folksong Digest

Odetta
- If I Had A Hammer
Joan Baez
- Banks Of The Ohio

Leon Bibb
- East Virginia
The Weavers
- The Boll Weevil
Odetta
- No More Cane On The Brazos
Brother John Sellers, Sonny Terry
- When I've Been Drinkin'
The Weavers
- Wimoweh
Odetta
- Dark As A Dungeon

Brother John Sellers, Sonny Terry
- I Love You, Baby

Leon Bibb
- Skillett
The Weavers
- Follow The Drinking Gourd
Joan Baez
- Rambler Gambler

Leon Bibb
- Darlin'
Odetta
- Pay Day At Coal Creek
Brother John Sellers, Sonny Terry
- Great Day
Joan Baez
- Fennario



Amadeo AVRS-9125
24196?All Star Hootenanny

The New Christy Minstrels
- This Land Is Your Land
Orriel Smith
- Down By The Glenside
Pete Seeger
- John Henry
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with Mother Maybelle Carter
- Worried Man Blues

Leon Bibb
- John Hardy
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
- The Whistling Gypsy


Johnny Cash
- Nine Pound Hammer
The Brothers Four
- This Train
Pete Seeger
- Where Have All The Flowers Gone
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
- Brennan On The Moor
Carolyn Hester
- Swing And Turn
Bob Dylan
- Blowin In The Wind
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Columbia CL2122 mono
2519??Let's Sing Out!

The Travellers
The Halifax Three
The Clancy Brothers

Leon Bibb
- Shenandoah
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
New Christy Minstrels
Pete Seeger
Carolyn Hester
Bob Dylan

Oxydol Presents! series
pressed in Canada
Oxydol promo only for the
Canadian tv show Let's Sing Out

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Columbia Special Products
Division XTV 88804 (Canada)

131966
2LP
African-American Poetry Theatre:
a hand is on the gate


Original Cast album. Featuring: Roscoe Lee Browne, Cicely Tyson, Moses Gunn, James Earl Jones, Leon Bibb, Josephine Premice, Ellen Holly, Gloria Foster. Arranged and Directed by Roscoe Lee Browne.
The actors listed perform poetry, songs and text by Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ted Joans, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, James Weldon Johnson and many others
arr. Bill Lee & Stuart Scharf
Stuart Scharf, g
Bill Lee, b
Floyd Williams, perc
Seldon Powell, fl

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Verve Folkways FVS 9040

25a19??
5 LPs
The 50 Greatest Folk Singers: Legendary Folk Songs

LP # 5 (LWS-181)
The Rooftop Singers
- Walk Right In
Joan Baez - Black Is The Color

Leon Bibb
- Shenandoah
Odetta
- Jumpin' Judy
Jack Elliott
- Roll On, Buddy
The Weavers
- Goodnight Irene

Ian & Sylvia
- CC Rider
Mike Seeger
- Ok Molly Dear
Richard Dyer-Bennett
- Lord Randall
Josh White
- Careless Love
The Babysitters
- Skip To My Lou
The Greenbriar Boys
- We Shall Not Be Moved
5 LP set

Longines Symphonette
Recording Society /
Vanguard
LONGIN LWS-176-181
26196?Windex presents A Hootenanny

The Rooftop Singers
- I've Been Working On The Railroad
The Weavers
- Boll Weevil
Ian & Sylvia
- Mary Ann

Leon Bibb
- I Know Where I'm Going

The Rooftop Singers
- Hey, Boys
The Weavers
- Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
Ian & Sylvia
- Long Lonesome Road

Leon Bibb
- Shenandoah
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Windex (no #)
27196?The Sound Of Folk Music

- Rainbow Round My Shoulder
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Vanguard SRV-125
= Fontana TFL 6013
281969
Leon Bibb: Foment, Ferment, Free...Free

- Brother Where Are You
- Theme Brown Girl (for Gloria)
- From Children Of The Ghetto
- God Bless The Child
- Rocks And Gravel

- Slaves
- Last Letter To The Western Civilisation
- I Am Free
- My Man
- Dink’s Song
- Celebration

rec. in RCA's Studios A and B, New York City; arranged and conducted by Coleridge Perkinson; prd. by Jim Foglesong; photos by Nick Sangiamo

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RCA LSP-4202
291969Leon Bibb

- Slaves
- God Bless The Child
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RCA 74-0213
301970This Is Leon Bibb

- If We Only Have Love
- Smile Away The Rain
- Ma Rainey's Blues
- I Climbed The Mountain
- The Ballad Of The Virgin Soldiers

- Another Spring
- He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother
- Measure The Valleys
- Turn, Turn, Turn
- This Is My Life (La Vita)

rec. in RCA's Studios A and B, New York City; prod. by Jim Foglesong

notes by Sidney Poitier
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RCA LSP-4298
311970Leon Bibb

- The Ballad Of The Virgin Soldiers
- Smile Away The Rain
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RCA 74-0322
32197322 Greatest Hit Folksongs sung by America's Greatest Folksingers

- Shenandoah
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Vanguard REC -SPV-8 /
Columbia 1P60151
3319??Leon Bibb: The Now Composers

- Patch Of Green (M. Barkan - A. Kornfeld)
- If I Were A Carpenter (Tim Hardin)
- In My Life (Lennon - McCartney)
- Come Find Me (Lewis - Alterman)
- Bon Soir Dame (B. Dashiell)

- To Be A Man (Len Chandler)
- Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)
- The Times They Are A-Changing (Bob Dylan)
- Here There And Everywhere (Lennon - McCartney)
- Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds - G. Raskin)

prod. by Artie Kornfeld

notes by Leonard Aronson
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Phillips PHS 600-249
341985'Jacques Brel Lives ...'
The Original Cast of the Vancouver Arts Club production 'Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris'

Leon Bibb
- Alone
- Amsterdam
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Jabula 38

more info

351991Dance Theatre Of Harlem:
Alex North's Ballet "A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE"
Milton Rosenstock's Ballet "THE LEGEND OF JOHN HENRY" with vocals by Leon Bibb

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Premier PRCD-1017
361997Vanguard Collector's Edition

- I Seen Little Rosie

Vanguard CD 6366
371997Leon Bibb: Shenandoah

- The Eagle And Me
- Back-Water Blues
- Little David Play On Your Harp
- River Medley
- Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home
- September Song
- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
- Everytime I Feel The Spirit
- Amsterdam
- Shenandoah
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Leon Bibb Productions
CD LB 9701

available from
www.newworldcds.com

382001
5 CDs
The Long Road to Freedom
An Anthology of Black Music

- Follow the Drinking Gourd
- Eas' Man
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BUDDHA / BMG CDs
74465 997562

more info

392002Leon & Eric Bibb: A Family Affair

- Oh, Had I A Golden Threat
- Sylvie
- Look Over Yonder
- Five Haundred Miles
- Love Like A Good Song
- Let Me Fly
- Deep River/I've Known Rivers/Mirey
- There's A River
- Turn On All The Lights
- Look Inside Your Heart
- Fields Of Gold
- Balm In Gilead

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Manhaton HATMAN 2007
= Jericho Beach JBM 0202 (Ca)
= Tradition & Moderne 023 (D)

Eric Bibb discography

402003Leon Bibb: Lift Every Voice And Sing

- This Little Light Of Mine
- Higher Ground
- Smile
- Somewhere
- Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
- Five Hundred Miles
- Shingle By Shingle
- Fields Of Gold
- Everything Must Change
- Lift Every Voice And Sing
- This Little Light Of Mine (reprise)

prod. and arr. by Bill Sample for Taste Music Productions Ltd.


412006Leon & Eric Bibb: Praising Peace
- A Tribute To Paul Robeson


- The Prelude (Ol' Man River)
- Joe Hill
- Praising Peace
- Put On Your Robe Son
- Motherless Child
- Home In That Rock
- Weepin' Mary
- The House That I Live In
- Shenandoah / The Water Is Wide
- On Our Journey
- Danny Boy
- Deep River
- Ol' Man River
- A Friend Like You
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Stony Plain 1318 (Ca)

Eric Bibb discography


thanks to Jim Schmidt, Linda Cleveland and Thomas Stern for additional information / scans

 

series of Leon Bibb photos from eBay auctions

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from flyer 'Folk Music on Vanguard'
photo from flyer 'Folk Music on Vanguard'

 

from cover of 'Shenandoah'; photo: Rob Kruyt
Leon Bibb (source: 'Shenandoah' CD (1997); photographer: Rob Kruyt)

 

from liner notes to 'Shenandoah'; photo: Helesia Luke
Leon Bibb (source: 'Shenandoah' CD (1997); photographer: Helesia Luke)

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

 

1969 bio (Stambler, Irvin & Landon Grelun: Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music.- New York / London 1969, p. 27)
1969 Leon Bibb biography (Stambler, Irvin & Landon Grelun: Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music.- New York / London 1969, p. 27)

1959 Leon Bibb biography

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Lobby card from 'For Love of Ivy' (1968). Directed by Daniel Mann. Starring Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Leon Bibb, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters, Lester Mack, Carroll O'Connor, Mae Crane.

Leon Bibb filmography
Happy Birthday page

 

The Folk Singers Song Bag, Vol. 2
The Folk Singers Song Bag, Vol. 2
1963 sheet music compilation by Sanga Music of New York
Contains 21 songs with words and guitar chords as sung by the likes of Harry Belafonte, Leon Bibb, Chad Mitchell Trio, The Highwaymen, Cisco Houston, Limeliters, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Shel Silverstein, The Weavers and others

 

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