Leadbelly (film)

Leadbelly (Film)

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Leadbelly is a 1976 film chronicling the life of folk singer Huddie William Ledbetter (better known as "Leadbelly"). The film was directed by Gordon Parks, and starred Roger E. Mosley in the title role. The film focuses on the troubles of Leadbelly's youth in the segregated South including his time in prison, and his efforts to use his music to gain release.

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  • Kevles, Barbara. "The Marketing of Leadbelly." Cineaste Fall 2003: 34-35.
  • Boyd,III, L. Roi. "Exploring Gordon Parks' "Leadbelly": Thirty Years Later" BTNews Vol.16, No.1 Winter/Spring 2006: 15-20.

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