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the only film footage of Lead Belly (1945)

the only film footage of Lead Belly

Lead Belly - An American Folk and Blues Musician and Multi-Instrumentalist :: He is known for his strong vocals, and his style of playing on the twelve-string guitar. He introduced an entire songbook of folk standards to the community of the American folk revival. #GraveyardGreats #LeadBelly

Today in American blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter aka Leadbelly died

Lead Belly. The topics of Lead Belly's music covered a wide range, including gospel; 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, the Scottsboro Boys, and Howard Hughes. (Wikipedia)

Leadbelly first brought southern black music into the national spotlight by touring the lecture circuit with John and Alan Lomax.

Lead Belly, Folk-Music Giant, Has a Smithsonian Moment

Lead Belly, Folk-Music Giant, Has a Smithsonian Moment

The Blues Highway: The Story of Route 61

The Blues Highway: The Story of Route 61

Leadbelly was actually born in Louisiana but soon moved to Texas. A complex and interesting man and musician Leadbelly is known all over the world.

Jaksin Valiente; Lead Belly Guitar

Lead Belly Guitar - Is this the guitar Kurt Cobain wanted David Geffen to buy him, that he mentioned during the MTV, Nirvana, Unplugged in NY performance?

Johnny Cash. Guitar Poster. Banner. Lettering. Illustration. Graphic Art. Graphic Design. Inspiration.

ERLOOD Music Poster Guitar Retro Metal Vintage Decor Tin Signs 12" X 8"

Johnny Cash. Guitar Poster. Banner. Lettering. Illustration. Graphic Art. Graphic Design. Inspiration.

8 Useful Facts About the Circle of Fifths #guitarlessons

8 Useful Facts About the Circle of Fifths #guitarlessons

Just dance!!!

I love this quote because this is something important to share with young students. They need to know that dancing is more than just movements, there is a deeper meaning to why we dance.

Alan Lomax took this portrait of Huddie Ledbetter "Leadbelly" with his signature Stella 12 string guitar

Alan Lomax took this portrait of Huddie Ledbetter "Leadbelly" with his signature Stella 12 string guitar

Leadbelly - house of the rising sun produced in the 1930's The original......Just in case you ever wondered where the Animals got it from.

Leadbelly - house of the rising sun produced in the The original.Just in case you ever wondered where the Animals got it from.

Before Finding a Place in the History Books, Renowned Blues and Folk Musician Lead Belly Made a Stop in Raleigh

Huddie Ledbetter, aka Lead Belly, stopped at Raleigh's Central Prison with folklorists John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax in December

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