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Author : Tyehimba Jess
ISBN : UOM:39015062585313
Genre : Poetry
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National Poetry Series winner makes compelling poetry from the tumultuous life of blues singer Leadbelly.
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Lead Belly

Author : Tiny Robinson
ISBN : 3865214592
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lead Belly, born Huddie Ledbetter on a Louisiana farm in 1888, won international fame as an interpreter of African- American folk songs and blues. Between 1935 and 1949 he displayed his mastery of his big 12-string guitar and sang folk songs, spirituals, blues and ballads to enthusiastic audiences at universities, nightclubs, political rallies, concert halls and private parties. Lead Belly wrote or rearranged and performed some of the best loved songs still sung today: The Midnight Special, Cottonfields, Rock Island Line, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? as well as his signature song, Goodnight, Irene, which became an international hit in 1950 just eight months after his death and sold 2 million copies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : John Silvester
ISBN : 1844541479
Genre : Social Science
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'Jason Moran was in his blue Mitsubishi van when he was gunned down with his friend, Pasquale Bardora, in front of up to 250 people in the car park of the Cross Keys Hotel. At least five children, including Moran's twin girl and boy, aged six, and his brother's own fatherless children were in the van when the gunman fired. While murdering two men in front of hundreds of people might, at first, seem wreckless, to the killer, it made perfect sense...' From the authors that brought you Mark Bradon Read's Chopper, comes a true account of the most bloodcurdling gang violence you will ever read. For the last ten years a war has raged on once safe suburban streets that has stunned the world. The killings have been particularly callous and brutal: mothers gunned down with their babies sleeping beside them, fathers killed in front of their children and couples shot down in cold blood. This is true crime at its most bloody, surreal and terrifying.
Category: Social Science

Leadbelly No Stranger To The Blues

Author : Wilder Alec
ISBN : 063402406X
Genre : Music
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(Richmond Music Folios). 31 guitar transcriptions in notes and tab as well as background notes, photos, and complete lyrics. Songs include: Ain't Going Down to the Well No More * Alabama Bound * Big Fat Woman * Black Girl * Christmas Is Coming * De Kalb Blues * Easy Rider * Good Mornin' Blues * Rock Island Line * Where Did You Sleep Last Night? * You Know I Got to Do It * and more.
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Mozart And Leadbelly

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 9781400096459
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection of short fiction and autobiographical essays from the award-winning author of A Lesson Before Dying includes five stories, set in Louisiana, that capture the joys and sorrows of rural Southern life, accompanied by prose works that chronicle his move to California at fifteen, the beginnings of his life as a writer, and the people and places he has encountered. Reprint. 15,000 first printing
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The Life And Legend Of Leadbelly

Author : Charles K. Wolfe
ISBN : 030680896X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Huddie Ledbetter (1889–1949), known to millions of fans simply as Leadbelly, was arguably the most famous black singer in American history. His close musical associations included such towering figures as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and John and Alan Lomax. He helped lay the foundations for blues, modern folk music, and rock 'n' roll. This definitive biography draws on a wealth of new archival material, interviews, and previously unknown recordings to detail Leadbelly's proud, tumultuous, and often violent life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Tribute To Woody Guthrie Leadbelly

Author : Will Schmid
ISBN : 0940796856
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides notes on objectives and strategies, ideas for student activities, and all the pages contained in the student textbook, not including the music, as well worksheets and quizzes for students.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lead Belly Woody Guthrie Bob Dylan And American Folk Outlaw Performance

Author : Damian A. Carpenter
ISBN : 9781317107071
Genre : History
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With its appeal predicated upon what civilized society rejects, there has always been something hidden in plain sight when it comes to the outlaw figure as cultural myth. Damian A. Carpenter traverses the unsettled outlaw territory that is simultaneously a part of and apart from settled American society by examining outlaw myth, performance, and perception over time. Since the late nineteenth century, the outlaw voice has been most prominent in folk performance, the result being a cultural persona invested in an outlaw tradition that conflates the historic, folkloric, and social in a cultural act. Focusing on the works and guises of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan, Carpenter goes beyond the outlaw figure’s heroic associations and expands on its historical (Jesse James, Billy the Kid), folk (John Henry, Stagolee), and social (tramps, hoboes) forms. He argues that all three performers represent a culturally disruptive force, whether it be the bad outlaw that Lead Belly represented to an urban bourgeoisie audience, the good outlaw that Guthrie shaped to reflect the social concerns of marginalized people, or the honest outlaw that Dylan offered audiences who responded to him as a promoter of clear-sighted self-evaluation. As Carpenter shows, the outlaw and the law as located in society are interdependent in terms of definition. His study provides an in-depth look at the outlaw figure’s self-reflexive commentary and critique of both performer and society that reflects the times in which they played their outlaw roles.
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The Leadbelly Songbook

Author : Oak Publications
ISBN : 9781783234264
Genre : Music
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More than 70 songs by Huddie Ledbetter, with chord names and musical transcriptions by Jerry Silverman and biographical notes by Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Fred Ramsey, and Charles Smith. Includes: Midnite Special, Backwater Blues, John Henry, and House Of The Rising Sun.
Category: Music