Folklorists John and Alan Lomax “discovered” Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter in 1933 while visiting Angola State Penitentiary. They made recordings for the Library of Congress of Lead Belly singing and playing traditional songs.
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|Collection||Part of Todd-Sonkin Collection not associated with migratory labor camps.|
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