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Leadbelly

Huddie Ledbetter's (Roger E. Mosley) songs and 12-string guitar show his hard life and prison time.

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Leadbelly

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Biography126 Mins1975PG
Starts03/01/2021Expires11/01/2021

A biography of Huddie Ledbetter (Roger E. Mosley), this drama follows the life of the highly influential African-American blues singer and guitarist, who was better known as "Leadbelly." The trouble-prone musician frequently ended up working on chain gangs, and, when not incarcerated, he sometimes traveled around with fellow renowned blues man Blind Lemon Jefferson (Art Evans). The film shows how Leadbelly dealt with the racism of his era and found some degree of peace in his music.

Moods

  • Engaging
  • Intense

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