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Black Betty
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Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin' Girl (Album Version)
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Looky, Looky, Yonder / Black Betty / Yellow Women's Doorbells
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Midnight Special
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Where Did You Sleep Last Night

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Leadbelly

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Huddie Ledbetter, known as Lead Belly, was a unique figure in the American popular music of the 20th century. Ultimately, he was best remembered for a body of songs that he discovered, adapted, or wrote, including "Goodnight, Irene," "Rock Island Line," "The Midnight Special," and "Cotton Fields." But he was also an early example of a folksinger whose background had brought him into direct contact with the oral tradition by which folk music was handed down, a tradition that, by ... Read more

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