LEAD BELLY

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Lead Belly was a folk-blues singer, songwriter and guitarist whose ability to perform a vast repertoire of songs and notoriously violent life made him a legend.

Famed musician Lead Belly was born in Mooringsport, Louisiana, in the late 1880s. Lead Belly was imprisoned in Texas for murder in 1918. According to tradition, he won his early release in 1925 by singing a song for the governor of Texas. Lead Belly was imprisoned again, for attempted murder, in 1930. There, he was "discovered" by folklorists John Lomax and Alan Lomax, who were collecting songs for the Library of Congress. Subsequently, he published 48 songs.

Huddie Ledbetter, better known as "Lead Belly," was born in the late 1880s (the date is uncertain) in a country setting in northwest Louisiana. He attended school in Texas until around age 13, playing in a school band, and then worked the land with his father.

He began learning how
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LEAD BELLY Negro Sinful Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Negro Sinful Songs
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1939
LEAD BELLY The Midnight Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Midnight Special
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1940
LEAD BELLY Negroe Folksongs Sung By Lead Belly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Negroe Folksongs Sung By Lead Belly
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1943
LEAD BELLY Lead Belly Accompanied By Sonny Terry : Songs By Lead Belly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lead Belly Accompanied By Sonny Terry : Songs By Lead Belly
Blues 1944
LEAD BELLY Easy Rider : Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy Rider : Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four
Blues 1950
LEAD BELLY Take This Hammer : Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take This Hammer : Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1950
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly's Legacy Volume 3 : Early Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly's Legacy Volume 3 : Early Recordings
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1951
LEAD BELLY Sings More Play-Party Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings More Play-Party Songs
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1951
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly Memorial Volume 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly Memorial Volume 4
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1952
LEAD BELLY Classics In Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classics In Jazz
Blues 1953
LEAD BELLY Rock Island Line album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock Island Line
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1953
LEAD BELLY The Saga Of Leadbelly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Saga Of Leadbelly
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1958
LEAD BELLY Negro Folk Songs For Young People album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Negro Folk Songs For Young People
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1960
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly, Sonny Terry ‎: Lead Belly Memorial album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly, Sonny Terry ‎: Lead Belly Memorial
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1961
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1962
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly Sings And Plays album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly Sings And Plays
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1962
LEAD BELLY The Immortal Leadbelly (aka I'm Never Gone) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Immortal Leadbelly (aka I'm Never Gone)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1964
LEAD BELLY Take This Hammer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take This Hammer
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
LEAD BELLY Keep Your Hands Off Her album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keep Your Hands Off Her
Blues 1965
LEAD BELLY Sings Ballads Of Beautiful Women & Bad Men / With The Satin Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings Ballads Of Beautiful Women & Bad Men / With The Satin Strings
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
LEAD BELLY Midnight Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Midnight Special
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1976
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly Con Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston ‎: Midnight Special vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly Con Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston ‎: Midnight Special vol. 3
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1977
LEAD BELLY Alabama Bound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alabama Bound
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1988
LEAD BELLY Goodnight Irene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goodnight Irene
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996

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LEAD BELLY Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1953
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume Two
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1953
LEAD BELLY In Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
LEAD BELLY Private Party, Minneapolis, Minn., November 21, 1948 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Private Party, Minneapolis, Minn., November 21, 1948
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2000
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"Live": New York 1947 & Austin, Texas 1949
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2004
LEAD BELLY Lost Radio Broadcasts WNYC, 1948 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lost Radio Broadcasts WNYC, 1948
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2014

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LEAD BELLY Leadbelly Memorial Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly Memorial Volume 1
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1952
LEAD BELLY Leadbelly Memorial Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leadbelly Memorial Volume 3
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1952
LEAD BELLY The Last Sessions 1948 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last Sessions 1948
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2017

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