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    Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter Mini-Archive. A musician who highly influenced American roots music, Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter was a larger-than-life folk singer experienced in the oral tradition of music who helped shape blues, country, and other genres. Included in a rare note written byb "Leadbelly" on promotional letterhead. This mini-archive, dating from November 6, 1941 to March 26, 1953, features correspondence between Alan Lomax and various entities -- MacMillan Books, the BBC, and others -- regarding the reprinting of Leadbelly's music in a book titled "Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Leadbelly," among other details. Most are typewritten and in Good condition, with varying degrees of tanning and the occasional crease, paperclip indentation, and/or tear. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
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