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Leadbelly passed away on 6th Dec 1949 aged 64.
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Lead Belly, Leadbelly
64 (age at death) years
29th January, 1885
Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States
6th December, 1949
|Music Genre (Text)||
Delta blues, songster, country blues, folk, Songster
Blues, Acoustic Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Blues, Folk Revival, Folksongs, Field Recordings, Songster
Earthy, Organic, Rousing, Passionate, Plaintive, Gritty, Rustic, Melancholy, Earnest, Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Autumnal, Rollicking, Playful, Sad, Reflective, Intimate, Poignant, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Spiritual
Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Composer, Vocals
Vocals, guitar, accordion, piano, lap steel guitar
Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the songbook of folk standards he introduced. He is best known as Lead Belly. Though many releases list him as "Leadbelly", he himself wrote it as "Lead Belly", which is also the spelling on his tombstone and the spelling used by the Lead Belly Foundation.