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Lead Belly playing his guitar

Full Name: Huddy William Leadbetter
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
Known For: "Midnight Special" (Original artist) Known as ’The King of The Twelve String’.
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, accordion
Music Styles: Blues, folk, country blues, folk
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.leadbelly.org/
Date Born: 20th January 1899
Location Born: Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States of America
Date Died: 6th December 1949
Location Died: NYC, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Not Known
Memorial: He was buried in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery in Mooringsport, 8 miles west of Blanchard, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish.
Summary: He was incarcerated in Sugar Land, Texas and it is there that he got the inspiration for the song Midnight Special.
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