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Lead Belly - King Of The Twelve-String Guitar

Lead Belly, born Huddie William Ledbetter, was a blues and folk singer known for being the most prolific and talented performer to come out of his era. 964 more words

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Restoring skiffle's reputation...

Billy Bragg, the Bard of Barking, shines the spotlight on skiffle in his latest book Roots, Radicals And Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World. 190 more words

A Poem Celebrating National Accordion Awareness Month

Do you play the accordion? Did you know that June is National Accordion Awareness Month? I always wanted to learn how to play the accordion and it is still on my bucket list of the many things I challenged myself to do. 198 more words

Poetry

"Leadbelly? Huh?"

When we graduated from our little grade school, we went to a large urban high school which drew from six elementary schools. Lincoln High brought a very diverse group of kids together for the first time. 269 more words

Music Video of the Day: Sliver by Nirvana (1993, dir. Kevin Kerslake) + Lead Belly

According to my calendar, it is Nirvana Day in Buddhism. On this day, you are supposed to celebrate when the Buddha achieved complete Nirvana–Paranirvana–by dying after having achieved Nirvana in life. 1,846 more words

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Nobody in this World is Better Than Us (1940s) -Lead Belly

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This is the second time I’m listening to Lead Belly and this time he is much more stripped down. “Nobody in this World is Better Than Us” is a studio session of a strophic song that Lead Belly sings without any instruments. 196 more words

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Scottsboro Boys (1936) -Lead Belly

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If I could condense this song into one sentence it would be: “That was unexpected”. ┬áI had to definitely do some reasearch and listen to the song again with lyrics in order to try to get a good comprehension of the song. 234 more words

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