Song 39 – Goodnight, Irene

SONG: Goodnight, Irene ARTIST: The Weavers YEAR: 1950 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: What has become a 20th century American folk standard, started as a song written by and first recorded by blues musician Huddie ‘Lead Belly’ Ledbetter in 1933. For more information on Leadbelly, please see our review of Song 20 – GallisContinue reading “Song 39 – Goodnight, Irene”