Sunday, November 27

Leadbelly

Blues Sunday continues here at Musicjuice Gimme Tinnitus...

Huddie Ledbetter a.k.a. Leadbelly had a tendency to resolve conflicts with violence. He was discovered by John and Alan Lomax in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in July 1933 while they were touring the south for the Library of Congress. He was doing 30 years hard labor for attemped homicide. It is said that Leadbelly considered himself the the world's greatest cotton picker, railroad track liner, lover, drinker and guitar player.

Find out for yourself:

Amazon
has got "Boll Weevil" here.

Public Domain 4 U has got "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" here (made famous by Nirvana on their MTV Unplugged In New York album).

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