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Day 243

365-day music challenge: Day 243/365 – A song that has a murder or mystery in it.

For some reason, I couldn’t come up with a song off the top of my head like usual. 270 more words


Lead Belly.

Boston based design firm Visual Dialogue has designed the art for the new Lead Belly box set. Similar to their work for the Woody Guthrie box set “Woody at 100” the design work here captures the enigma that epitomizes Huddie Ledbetter – better known as Lead Belly. 81 more words

Design And Art

Episode 5: Field Trips and Popular Archeology - John and Alan Lomax

John and Alan Lomax were early pioneers in ethnomusicology, travelling together across the United States, collecting various folk songs on behalf of the Library of Congress… 94 more words

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A Folklorist Speaks

 Hudie Ledbetter, also known as Lead Belly, was discovered by legendary folklorist John T. Lomax in the Louisiana prison system after he was convicted of attempted homicide. 26 more words

Folk Art

This Historic Day In Music: John & Alan Lomax Meet Huddie Ledbetter

This is a reprise of a post that originally appeared on sixstr stories in July, 2010.

In early June, 1933, Texas-based Folk song collector John Lomax and his 18-year-old son, Alan, drove out of Dallas on a mission. 556 more words

This Historic Day In Music

Blues and Rhythm Show 184 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 16th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

Our program for Juneteenth. Juneteenth, trditionally June 19th, the date marking the American government’s enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas when Texas was slow to comply. 142 more words

Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection.

Huddie Leadbetter, better known as Lead Belly is perhaps more remembered than listened to these days. His reputation as a mean man (he served two sentences for manslaughter with the story going that he sang his way out of doing his full time so impressed were the governors with his music) preceded him and was often used as a hook to draw audiences in when he played. 323 more words