Mudcat Café message #423749 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8912   Message #423749
Posted By: Mike Regenstreif
22-Mar-01 - 10:58 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Goodnight Irene
Subject: RE: Goodnight Irene Origin
Somon-Pierre,

Lead Belly's first commercial recordings were indeed made in 1935 for ARC.

I was contacted a few years ago by a Lead Belly researcher who said that he once performed in Montreal. I'm not sure exactly when that would have been.

"Goodnight Irene" really spread into public consciousness after the Weavers hit version, circa 1950.

Mike Regenstreif