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Leadbelly: Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs (Xtra 1064)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 21 December 1968

"LEADBELLY is a hard name" says Woody Guthrie, "and the hard name of a harder man." The late Woody is quoted (from the book, American ...

A Simple Song That Lives Beyond Time: Leadbelly via Kurt Cobain

Essay by Eric Weisbard, New York Times, The, 13 November 1994

IMMEDIATELY after the suicide of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the rock band Nirvana, last April, MTV broadcasted almost continuously an hourlong Unplugged special that ...

The Long Goodbye: Huddie Ledbetter’s Living Will

Essay by Carol Cooper, LA Weekly, 24 November 1994

According to their most recent videos, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and Madonna all aspire to the power, wisdom and durability ...


Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Huddie Ledbetter, 29 January 1889, Mooringsport, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 December 1949, New York ...

Moe Asch

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. Moses Asch, 1905, Warsaw, Poland, d. 19 October 1986, New York, USA ...

Leadbelly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Review by Lois Wilson, MOJO, May 2015

The last word on the convicted killer and extraordinary musician who shaped the future of white music. ...


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