John Lomax and Lead Belly reenact events in their relationship
United States USA Date:1935 Duration:2 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
Reenactment of events in relationship between Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly), American folk and blues musician, and Musicologist John A. Lomax.. Lomax sits at a typewriter as Lead Belly comes in and asks for a job. Lead Belly says Lomax gave a recording of his songs to the Governor, who pardoned him from prison. In thanks, he says he will work for Lomax for life. Lomax refuses because of Lead Belly having killed two men.. Lead Belly claims that he has changed and promises to sing for him. Lomax relents and provides him a job.
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