Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell – The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (Book)


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SKU: 9780306808968 Categories: , Tags: , , ,


Release Date:  1992

Publisher:  Da Capo Press

ISBN:  030680896x

Softcover,  333 pages


Huddie Ledbetter (1889–1949), known to millions of fans simply as Leadbelly, was arguably the most famous black singer in American history. His close musical associations included such towering figures as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and John and Alan Lomax. He helped lay the foundations for blues, modern folk music, and rock ‘n’ roll. This definitive biography draws on a wealth of new archival material, interviews, and previously unknown recordings to detail Leadbelly’s proud, tumultuous, and often violent life.

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