leadbelly leadbelly  /ˈlɛd bɛ li/


  • (n) United States folk singer and composer (1885-1949)



  • Steeeeeee-rike! The Leadbelly Boys eat a perfect game at Capri Lanes’ pub

    Did you miss us? Perhaps we ring a bell, from the dim mists of your food memory … We’re the infamous and world-famous Leadbelly Boys – Brother Jim, Brother Ray and Brother Ron — three usually hungry editor-types from the Dayton Daily News and Cox Media Group who get our greatest culinary joy from places where the eats are cheap, quick and very likely a little greasy.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Dayton Daily News


  1. "In Kurt's voice I could hear his love of bluegrass music, of Bill Monroe and Leadbelly," Smith explains. "It's in the twang of his voice."
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Patti Smith Source: Malaysia Star

  2. "Mozart taught me form. But Leadbelly taught me source," Gaines said, referring to the influential early 20th century blues player who popularized the songs "Midnight Special" and "Goodnight Irene." "Mozart taught me how to build a house;...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Ernest J Gaines Source: Aspen Times

  3. "I only am what I am," Morrison said. "But I sure do like the timbre of John Lee [Hooker]. And I wouldn't mind if I sounded like Leadbelly."
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Van Morrison Source: Los Angeles Times

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