David Browne
June 28, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Where Did You Sleep Last Night

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Folk, Reissues, Blues

We gave it an A

With an eye toward attracting Nirvana-ites intrigued by their cover of the title song (a.k.a. ”In the Pines”), here comes another collection by the preeminent folk-blues growler. But this one’s invaluable: Compiling most of his best-known songs (”Irene,” ”Cotton Fields”), it’s the first Lead Belly ”greatest hits” CD. The scratchy audio quality on Where Did You Sleep Last Night only adds to its history-in-the-listening aura. A

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