Cottonfields hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 25 July 1970.
American rock band the Beach Boys recorded Cottonfields on November 18, 1968: the track with Al Jardine on lead vocals debuted on the group’s 1969 album 20/20. Dissatisfied with Brian Wilson’s arrangement of the song, Jardine later led the group to record a more country rock style version; this version recorded on August 15, 1969, featured Orville “Red” Rhodes on pedal steel guitar.
This much-covered track was written by Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter and recorded by the Blues musician in 1941.
The best known version is for many the one by The Beach Boys, with Al Jardine on lead vocals.
This song is also on our Spotify playlist.
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