Lead Belly

Born 20 January 1888. Died 6 December 1949
Lead Belly
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1888-01-20
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Lead Belly

Lead Belly Biography (Wikipedia)

Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949) better known as stage name Lead Belly was an American folk and blues singer, musician and songwriter notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced. Though many releases credit him as "Leadbelly", he himself wrote it as "Lead Belly", which is also the spelling on his tombstone and the spelling used by the Lead Belly Foundation.

Lead Belly usually played a twelve-string guitar, but he also played the piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, and "windjammer" (diatonic accordion). In some of his recordings, he sang while clapping his hands or stomping his foot.

Lead Belly's songs covered a wide range of genres and topics including gospel music; blues about women, liquor, prison life, and racism; and folk songs about cowboys, prison, work, sailors, cattle herding, and dancing. He also wrote songs about people in the news, such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Jean Harlow, Jack Johnson, the Scottsboro Boys and Howard Hughes. Lead Belly was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Black Betty
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Black Betty
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Midnight Special
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Midnight Special
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Pick A Bale Of Cotton
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Pick A Bale Of Cotton
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Where Did You Sleep Last Night
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Where Did You Sleep Last Night
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Bring Me Lil Water Silvy
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Bring Me Lil Water Silvy
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Rock Island Line
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Rock Island Line
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In The Pines
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In The Pines
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Christmas Is A-Coming
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Christmas Is A-Coming
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On A Christmas Day
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On A Christmas Day
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Pretty Flowers In My Backyard
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Pretty Flowers In My Backyard
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Mr. Hitler
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Mr. Hitler
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Blue Tail Fly
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Blue Tail Fly
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There's A Man Goin' Around Takin' Names
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There's A Man Goin' Around Takin' Names
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Irene Goodnight
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Irene Goodnight
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When I Was A Cowboy
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When I Was A Cowboy
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New York City
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New York City
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Chicken Crowing for Midnight (Christmas Song)
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Chicken Crowing for Midnight (Christmas Song)
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Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie
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Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie
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You Can't Lose Me, Cholly
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You Can't Lose Me, Cholly
Skittles
Warlord
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Warlord
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Midnight Special - Remastered 2002
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Midnight Special - Remastered 2002
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Warlord
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Good Morning Blues
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Good Morning Blues
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How Long
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Alabama Bound
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Alabama Bound
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Fire Damaged Peach
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Fire Damaged Peach
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