Lead Belly
Huddie Ledbetter (23 January 1888 - December 1949) was a leading American blues singer and guitarist. His songbook contained a large number of standard folk tunes, most adapted from previous sources. Though many of his posthumous releases list him as "Leadbelly," he himself spelled it "Lead Belly." This is also the usage on most of his original records, tombstone, as well as of the Lead Belly Foundation. Lead Belly was born in Mooringsport, Louisiana, and spent time in and out of prison most of his life.
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Lead Belly
Huddie Ledbetter (23 January 1888 - December 1949) was a leading American blues singer and guitarist. His songbook contained a large number of standard folk tunes, most adapted from previous sources. Though many of his posthumous releases list him as "Leadbelly," he himself spelled it "Lead Belly." This is also the usage on most of his original records, tombstone, as well as of the Lead Belly Foundation. Lead Belly was born in Mooringsport, Louisiana, and spent time in and out of prison most of his life.
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Frankie and Albert
This is a traditional American murder ballad about Frankie Baker shooting Albert Britt on Oct. 15, 1899 in St. Louis. more
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Freddy's Little Blues
This is Chopin's Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 No. 4, re-imagined as if Freddy had lived about 70 years later in New Orleans.more
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Solace
This is another Scott Joplin composition reimagined as a tango played in a Storyville saloon.more
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