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Huddie Ledbetter (January 20, 1888 - December 6, 1949) was an iconic American folk and blues musician, and multi-instrumentalist, notable for his strong vocals, his virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the songbook of folk standards he introduced.

Although Lead Belly most commonly played the twelve-string, he could also play the piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, and accordion. In some of his recordings, such as in…

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  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • My pick for all time best Blues/Folk singer. He was also a great guitar player with a very distinct style. Listening to his records is damn near a religious experience.
  • @SapientSutler: yeah, i too scrobble my lead belly via http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/lead%20belly
  • @[user]sapientsutler[/user] idk, it might be possible if you have your own music as Lead Belly that you could scribble it to http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/lead%20belly .
  • Leadbelly got that name from a lady who owed a whore house & she hit his belly & told him that he has a leadbelly which it came from his real last name Ledbetter & then people started to call him Leadbelly which he had to change his name when he was running from the law which we call it being on the Lam. He also played & tour with Blind Lemon Jefferson which it should've been added in his Bio.
  • www.laboratoriummuzycznychfuzji.com/2015/02/probowkowe-recenzje-dagaro-mella.html Here's a REVIEW of a band which was inspired by Leadbelly!
  • sadly we would not be able to change it here anymore...
  • Nice work disregarding the man's own wishes about his own name, Last.fm. LEAD BELLY. Not leadbelly.
  • lol @moonrocks95
  • yeah

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