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LEAD BELLY Celebrates 125th Birthday

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January 20th, 2014, marks 125th birthday of Huddie, better known as Lead Belly, the matchless figure in American music of the 20th century. Ultimately, he was best remembered for a repertoire of songs that he discovered, learned, or wrote, including "Goodnight, Irene," "Rock Island Line," "The Midnight Special," and "Cotton Fields." His legacy i...

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Lead Belly Foundation

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To assure support and long term access to Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter’s music collections, and other shared memories. To sponsor music workshops, music institutes, summer camps and concerts in which the music of Lead Belly, his contemporaries, and successors will be performing to continue to teach and influence Lead Belly’s style in...

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Pete Seeger speaks briefly about Lead Belly
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