Ledbetter, Huddie William (ka Leadbelly ; Lead Belly) 20.jan.1889-6.dec.1949 USA Louisiana, Mooringsport - NY, New York
folksinger, guitarist, 1918-1925 imprisoned for murder, 1930-1934 imprisoned for attempted murder

[the given year of birth is from his grave marker and WWII registration ; the 1900/1910/1930 US Census give 1888 ; most dictionaries give 1885 ; the exact day and year remain uncertain but the Censuses suggest 1888 is the most likely]

Title Parts

[P] Pick a bale of cotton
Leadbelly, Hi Burnett. r1935. LP Folkways 31019

[P] The Titanic. Voice and guitar
Leadbelly. Smithsonian 47003

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