The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.
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They chased him down with dogs, chained him in iron, beat him with rawhide, slammed him in the sweatbox. They tried to bury Leadbelly, but Leadbelly wouldn't lie down.
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Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. See more
On commercial television, the character names "Dicklicker" and "Sugar Tit" are usually blacked out in the end credits. See more