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  Leadbelly
Huddie William Ledbetter was born on January 29, 1885 on the Jeter Plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana.
Huddie Ledbetter was the world's greatest cotton picker, railroad track liner, lover, and drinker as well as guitar player.
Huddie left Huntsville a free man. But in 1930 he was arrested, tried, and convicted of attempted homicide.
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 The Titanic : Historic Recordings: Part 7: (1948) by Huddie Ledbetter - Leadbelly - 15 October 1948
Blues singer/songwriter Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly, was born in Mooringsport, Louisiana in 1885.
Ledbetter was imprisoned three times, for murder, attempted homicide, and assault.
From 1934 to 1939 he was parolled to the American folklorist John Lomax (1867-1948), and during the 1940s he sang in night-clubs, accompanying himself on his 12-string guitar.
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  Leadbelly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leadbelly (born Huddie William Ledbetter; January 29, 1885 December 6, 1949) was an American folk musician, notable for his strong, clear voice, for his forceful singing, and for his virtuosity as a twelve string guitar player.
Leadbelly was born to Wesley and Sally Ledbetter in a plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana, but the family moved to Leigh, Texas when he was five.
It was there he received his first instrument, an accordion from his uncle, and by his early-20s, after fathering at least two children, he left home to find his living as a guitarist (and occasionally, as a labourer).
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 Who is Leadbelly?
Huddie William Ledbetter was born in 1885 on the Jeter Plantation, near Mooringsport, Louisiana.
Huddie was determined that he was not going to make a career of working in the fields.
Huddie was a sensation with audiences at both colleges and in theaters, but he could barely command enough money to make a living singing.
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 Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born Huddie William Ledbetter, on Jeter Plantation in Mooringsport Louisiana, on January 29 1885 (though this date is disputed).
Parents Wes and Sally Ledbetter sold their land (hard earned after years of sharecropping) to pay for his defense, but he was nevertheless sentenced to short-term hard labour.
Huddie was tried and convicted of the shooting, though he always maintained his innocence.
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 A Tribute to Leadbelly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Huddie and his parents moved to Leigh, Texas when he was five and it was there that he became interested in music, encouraged by his uncle Terrell who bought Huddie his first musical instrument, an accordion.
Huddie Ledbetter was the world's greatest cotton picker, railroad track liner, lover, and drinker as well as guitar player.
Huddie left Huntsville a free man. But in 1930 he was arrested, tried, and convicted of attempted homicide.
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 Handbook of Texas Online:
Huddie Ledbetter, known as Leadbelly, was born on January 21, 1888, near Mooringsport, Louisiana, the son of a fl tenant farmer, Wess Ledbeter, and his half-Indian wife, Sally Pugho.
Ledbetter attended public schools in Louisiana, then in East Texas after his family purchased a small farm near Boulder when he was ten.
Ledbetter died in New York City on December 6, 1949, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, popularly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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 Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Huddie was born into a relatively prosperous negro family, who farmed land, first as sharecroppers in Lousiana, then as landowners in Texas, near the Louisiana border.
Huddie's quick temper, womanizing and rough ways led to several scrapes with the law, and by 1930 he had been arrested and convicted of assault with intent to murder.
Leadbelly was soon released, and the legend (assiduously cultivated by Huddie) has always had it that Allen pardoned him because he was so moved by the pardon song, a repeat of the Pat Neff legend.
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 Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards 1998
Ledbetter took to music early on, receiving a melodeon as a gift when he was seven and learning several other instruments before switching to guitar when he was about 13.
Huddie was arrested in 1915 and sentenced to thirty days in jail for carrying a weapon.
Ledbetter was sentenced to a minimum of seven years in prison, but was pardoned after six years of his sentence.
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 Leadbelly (1885-1949) Biography | sjpc_03_package.xml
Born Huddie Ledbetter in the backwoods of Northern Louisiana near Shreveport, Ledbetter's family was relatively affluent, with a fair-sized farm on the outskirts of Mooringsport.
Befriended by a prison officer, Captain Franklin, Huddie strove to be a model prisoner, but Frank-lin's efforts at winning a release resulted in his transfer to the infamous Sugar Land Penitentiary, where he composed "Midnight Special." It was at Sugarland that Texas Governor Patrick Neff came to see the legendary singing convict.
Huddie located musicians in the towns and prisons they visited, and on a northern leg of the journey, Lomax began arranging recitals for his at times obstreperous driver.
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 About authors from around the world » Leadbelly (1888-1949) - born Huddie Ledbetter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ledbetter helped to inspire the folk and blues revivals of the Fifties and Sixties and he was one of the first traditional folk musicians to perform for a city audience.
Ledbetter’s perseverance and power earned him the nickname Leadbelly - he could pick in the cotton fields 1,000 pounds a day.
Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) was born on 15 January (in some sources on Jan. 21), 1888, by Caddo Lake near Shreveport, Louisiana.
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 Ledbetter Statue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Huddie Ledbetter, aka “Leadbelly,” was born on the Jeter Plantation outside of Mooringsport, Louisiana, in 1885.
Ledbetter formed a professional relationship with Allen Lomax, who brought him to the attention of a wide audience.
Ledbetter died in 1949 and is buried at the Shiloh Baptist Church outside of Mooringsport.
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 Leadbelly
Huddie Ledbetter usually escaped from the cellblocks he found himself confined in, but from Sugar Land he was formally pardoned on January 25, 1925 by Texas Governor Pat M. Neff, who was impressed with Ledbetter's ability to interpret songs.
Thankful, Huddie soon returned to Louisiana (the home where he was born on January 21, 1885) determined to stay out of trouble.
Huddie Ledbetter died in New York's Bellevue Hospital, December 6, 1949.
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 Huddie Ledbetter - AOL Music
Huddie William Ledbetter was born on January 29, 1885 on the Jeter...
Huddie Ledbetter was the world's greatest cotton picker, railroad track liner, lover,...
Huddie William Ledbetter (January 23, 1888 - December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing,...
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 paxtonland » Huddie Ledbetter, or Leadbelly as   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Huddie Ledbetter, or Leadbelly as was known to many as possibly the greatest of the first generation of blues men that streamed out of the south.
Born in 1889 (the same year as my great-grandfather) he was fluent with the piano, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, and of course the 12 string guitar.
Ledbetter himself was influenced by the work songs and slave songs that he grew up with.
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 VH1.com : Leadbelly : Biography
Huddie Ledbetter, known as Leadbelly, was a unique figure in the American popular music of the
Huddie Ledbetter was born on the Jeter Plantation near the community of Shiloh, which is in turn near the town of Mooringsport, LA. He was the only son of a sharecropper who moved his family to nearby Harrison County, TX, when the child was about five.
Ledbetter attended school from the age of eight to about 12 or 13, after which he worked full-time on the farm his father had managed to buy.
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 Leadbelly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Huddie Leadbetter was one of the most influential folk musicians of the twentieth century.
Huddie William Ledbetter was born on January 20, 1888 on the Jeter Plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana.
Hugely influential folk/blues singer Leadbelly (Huddie William Ledbetter) was a man of passion whose rancorous demeanour beset his attempts to become a star.
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 Huddie Leadbetter. A biography.
Huddie William Ledbetter was born on January 29, 1889 on the Jeter Plantation near Mooringsport, Louisiana.
In 1916 Huddie was jailed in Texas for assaulting a woman.
Huddie left Huntsville a free man, but in 1930 he was again convicted of attempted homicide.
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 Huddie Ledbetter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alan Lomax would remain close to Huddie thoughout his life, the friendship between John Lomax and Leadbelly was to end here.
Woody Guthrie, then relatively unknown, was taken in by Leadbelly, and lived with the Ledbetters in their apartment for some time.
Goodnight Irene", which he had learned from his uncle Bob Ledbetter, became a nationwide number one hit for the Weavers.
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 leadbelly.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Huddie William Ledbetter was born near Mooringsport, Louisiana.
Huddie returned home, a free man. By 1930 he was back in prison, this time in Louisiana, for attempted murder.
Often singing songs to demonstrate the sort of material Lomax was seeking from the fl convicts at the state prison farms.
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 Rykodisc Catalog Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leadbelly was born Huddie Ledbetter in Shiloh, Louisiana on January 15, 1881.
Most of his youth was spent in Caddo Lake, Texas, where his father was able to leave the thankless life of a sharecropper and began to amass his own farm land.
Surprisingly, Huddie received a fairly decent education, learning to read and write at a time when illiteracy among fls was extremely high.
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 lomax site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ledbetter is an outstanding student and shows promise as a musician.
Huddie Ledbetter’s daughter, Arthur Mae, is born to his girlfriend, Margaret Coleman.
Ledbetter’s second daughter Taleta “Panthy” Boyd is born to a girlfriend, Iola Boyd, age 16.
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 Details for Leadbelly/Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1939-1947) at CDconnection.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hardy, John - Leadbelly (Ledbetter, Huddie) - 4:18 - *This track is an AMG pick.
Fiddler's Dram/Yallow Gal/Green Corn - Leadbelly (Ledbetter, Huddie) - 3:12
People who enjoy the works of leadbelly may also enjoy, in order of descending probability, the works of woody guthrie, carter family, lightnin hopkins, blind willie mctell, son house, tampa red, sonny boy williamson, bukka white, blind lemon jefferson, alan lomax collection, skip james, dock boggs, elmore james, mississippi john hurt.
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 Robert Christgau: That Bad Man, Tough Old Huddie Ledbetter: Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell's "The Life and Legend of ...
Until 1934, when he was 46, the seminal folksinger Huddie Ledbetter made his mark in an almost totally African-American world.
The only son of hard-working sharecroppers-turned-smallholders in a parish near Louisiana's Texas-Arkansas border, Huddie was a serious, somewhat spoiled child who grew up fast.
By age 16, he was a prodigious cotton-picker, an absent father, and a notorious rounder--a songster in demand at local dances for his powerful voice, extensive repertoire, fancy stepping, and virtuosity on guitar, mandolin, piano, accordion, and harmonica.
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 Leadbelly — FactMonster.com
Leadbelly, nickname of Huddie William Ledbetter,1885–1949, American singer, b.
In the 1940s Leadbelly made numerous nightclub appearances, accompanying himself on his 12-string guitar; in 1949 he made a concert tour in France.
Huddie William Ledbetter - Ledbetter, Huddie William: Ledbetter, Huddie William: see Leadbelly.
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 HUDDIE LEDBETTER; 'Shock Value' - New York Times
HUDDIE LEDBETTER; 'Shock Value' - New York Times
Leadbelly did occasionally appear in concert wearing his prison stripes [ "How Real Is 'Realness' in Rap?," Dec. 11 ], but it was done unwillingly and at the insistence of his manager, John Lomax, solely for its shock value.
Unlike some of today's rappers, Leadbelly never sought to capitalize on his episodes of violence.
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 Glossary: Ledbetter, Huddie
Huddie Ledbetter (b.Jan 29, 1889, Mooringsport, LA; d.
Lead Belly (1888-1949) was born Huddie Ledbetter in Louisiana and during the sixty years of his life became a truly amazing repository for all types of American folk and popular music.
We have spelled it Lead Belly at the request of the Ledbetter family.
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 Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter (1885-1949) : Library of Congress Citations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At head of title on cover: 43 Huddie Ledbetter songs : including all the songs from the Paramount picture Leadbelly.
Words and music principally by Huddie Ledbetter; principally collected and adapted by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax.
Bohlhander, C. Reclams Jazzfhuhrer, 1970 (Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter)) Stambler, I. Encycl.
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 'Huddie Ledbetter Was A Helluva Man' from Pete Seeger's Grammy-winning album, PETE
Huddie Ledbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly, died in December 1949, age sixty-three, just six months before his song "Goodnight Irene" was to sell two million copies and make Hit Parade history.
In the 30's and 40's the Hit Parade was dominated by the big bands, and all entertainment, to be successful, had to be geared towards Hollywood standards.
Huddie got occasional jobs singing for schools and colleges, or at little parties where they were raising money for some cause, like helping Loyalist Spain.
www.livingmusic.com /catalogue/albums/pete/tracks/huddie.html   (679 words)

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