Leon Bibb

Leon Bibb
February 7, 1922
October 23, 2015
United States
Bibb was part of the folk revival in the late-1950s and early-1960s. He became a resident in British Columbia in 1969, where he has lived ever since.
Member of
The Skifflers as "Lee Charles"
Eric Bibb Son


Added by tsk


Title Performer Release date Covered by
(11 artists)
1961 Harry Belafonte

Covers by Leon Bibb

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1963 Fiddlin' John Carson, The Journeymen
1960 Vera Hall
1961 George Gaynes
1960 (unknown)
August 1960 John Jacob Niles
1969 Abbey Lincoln
1961 Ma Rainey acc. by Her Georgia Jazz Band
August 1960 (unknown)
August 1960 Dyke's Magic City Trio
May 16, 2006 (unknown), Ernestine Schumann-Heink
1960 Blind Willie Johnson
May 16, 2006 Maud Powell accompanied by George Falkenstein
August 1960 Jimmie Gordon and His Vip Vop Band
1958 Libby Holman with Josh White
August 1960 (unknown), (unknown)
1958 Buell Kazee
2002 Sting
2002 Fiddlin' John Carson, The Journeymen
1969 Billie Holiday
1970 Kelly Gordon
1967 The Beatles
1967 Tim Hardin
August 1960 (unknown)
1967 The Beatles
1958 Leadbelly
May 16, 2006 Earl Robinson
1961 Eva Davis
1962 (unknown)
1964 Pete Seeger
1961 Todd Duncan
1961 Larry Kert
1960 Dave Cutrell with McGinty's Oklahoma Cow Boy Band
July 1946 Ethel Merman and "Moonshine Lullaby" Trio
May 16, 2006 (unknown)
1963 Jimmie Rodgers [US1]
May 16, 2006 Jules Bledsoe
August 1960 John Goss and the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet
May 16, 2006 (unknown), John Goss and the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet, (unknown)
1963 Mike Settle and The Settlers
1958 The Sensational Nightingales, Les Baxter and His Orchestra
1960 (unknown)
1961 Abbie Mitchell
1967 Judy Collins
2002 Lead Belly
1958 Lead Belly
May 16, 2006 Earl Robinson
1967 Bob Dylan
August 1960 (unknown), (unknown)
1970 (unknown), The Limeliters



Title Performer Release date Label
A Family Affair Eric & Leon Bibb 2002 Manhaton Records
Encore! Leon Bibb in Concert Leon Bibb 1963 Liberty
Foment, Ferment, Free... Free Leon Bibb 1969 RCA Victor
Leon Bibb Sings Leon Bibb 1961 Columbia
Leon Bibb Sings Folk Songs Leon Bibb 1958 Vanguard
Leon Bibb Sings Love Songs Leon Bibb August 1960 Vanguard
Oh Freedom and Other Spirituals Leon Bibb 1962 Washington Records
Praising Peace - A Tribute to Paul Robeson Leon Bibb and Eric Bibb May 16, 2006 Stony Plain
The Now Composers Leon Bibb 1967 Philips
This Is Leon Bibb 1970 RCA Victor
Tol' My Captain - Leon Bibb Sings Chain Gang and Work Songs Leon Bibb 1960 Vanguard


Title Performer Release date Label
Little Boxes Leon Bibb 1964 Liberty

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Annie Get Your Gun various artists July 1946 Decca