American folk blues musician Lead Belly sings and plays guitar in a prison in the United States.
United States USA Date:1936 Duration:4 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
Reenactment shows American folk blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly) singing in a prison in United States. Lead Belly and other two Negro men wearing striped prison uniform in a cell. Lead Belly sings and plays a guitar. Muisicologist John Lomax appreciates folk song sung by Lead Belly and says that he has recorded the songs on recorder. lead Belly refers to sending the recording to Governor Allen (Oscar K. Allen) of Louisiana, in hopes of influencing him to commute his sentence.
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