1885 - 1949
Leadbelly  American Musician

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First Name Leadbelly
Alternative Name Lead Belly, Leadbelly
Birthday 29th January, 1885
Birthplace Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States
Died 6th December, 1949
Place of Death New York City, U.S.
Buried Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Mooringsport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, songwriter
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Delta blues, songster, country blues, folk, Folk blues, gospel
Music Genre Folk, Piano
Year(s) Active 1936–1949, 1903–1949
Music Style Blues, Acoustic Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Blues, Folk Revival, Folksongs, Field Recordings, Songster
Music Mood Earthy, Organic, Rousing, Passionate, Plaintive, Gritty, Rustic, Melancholy, Earnest, Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Autumnal, Rollicking, Playful, Sad, Reflective, Intimate, Poignant, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Spiritual
Instrument Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Composer, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, accordion, piano, lap steel guitar
Official Websites http://www.leadbelly.org/, http://leadbelly.org

Huddie William Ledbetter (; January 23, 1888 – December 6, 1949), better known by the stage name Lead Belly, was an American folk and blues singer, musician, and songwriter notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced, including his renditions of "Goodnight, Irene", "Midnight Special", "Cotton Fields", and "Boll Weevil".

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