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Ledbetter, Huddie 1888-1949; U.S. blues singer: called Leadbelly
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, Huddie Known as “Leadbelly.” 1888-1949.
American folk and blues musician and composer. A traveling musician and laborer, Ledbetter was discovered by the musical archivists John and Alan Lomax, who brought his work to national attention (1934).