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Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter

Discussion in 'The RoundTable' started by Cajun Sensation, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal

    I cannot believe I've never heard of this guy until my friend in New Orleans introduced me to him over the weekend.

    So many songs of his were remade. Here are just a few that you all know:

    Black Betty



    Where Did You Sleep Last Night
    youtu.be/a6yCEsDsGx4

    Gallows Pole
  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon

    How can you grow up in this country and not hear of Leadbelly? ;) HUGE influence on the blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll.

  3. shane0911

    shane0911 Veteran Member

    I know right? Damn kids these days, all caught up with hoochiestank and Conway west and this bullshit hip hop movement. Get back to the roots fellas.
  4. plotalot

    plotalot Senior Member

    Did time in Huntsville State Prison, in Texas where performed for the governor. That performance helped get him a pardon. He later wound up in Angola, where he cut his first record.
  5. TigerBacker70

    TigerBacker70 I'm the Cock of the Walk!

    How can a grown-ass man never have even heard of Leadbelly for his entire life? I find that hard to actually believe.
    shane0911 likes this.

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