I present ephemera from 1900 onwards, random sounds and songs that seem to work well together.
The star of the show is Huddie William Ledbetter (better known as “Lead Belly”), a man who gave the expression ‘larger than life’ meaning. Imprisoned several times for assault and murder, each time he made it out to continue his love of music. After being ‘discovered’ by musicologist – John Lomax – Leadbelly went on the road as his driver and guide to the deep south.
That is the short story, and long version is even more colourful. Why his life hasn’t been tuned into a splashy bio-pic is beyond me.
Lead Belly – Linin’ Track and Ain’t You Glad (The Blood Done Signed My Name)