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  • Опубліковано 21 лют 2024
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    Music Used:
    • (FREE) LoFi Type Beat ...
    • 'Blues' - jazzhop type...
    / daddystovepipe
    Sources:
    "The Blues Encyclopedia" by Edward Komara
    www.leadbelly.org/
    www.irishexaminer.com/lifesty...
    Chapters:
    0:00-1:46 - Intro and Sponsor
    1:46-4:43 - Imprisonment
    4:43-7:20 - John Lomax
    7:20-12:17 - The Later Years
    12:17-14:23 - Conclusion

КОМЕНТАРІ • 953

  • @deburke321
    @deburke321  2 роки тому +124

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    • @sabrinasitestaffingrio1385
      @sabrinasitestaffingrio1385 2 роки тому +3

      A lot of people don't know this but Nirvana stole one of Leadbelly songs. " Where Did You Sleep Last Night" look it up

    • @veshaw.
      @veshaw. 2 роки тому +1

      Bruh this would be the dopest Netflix original series ever

    • @h.Freeman
      @h.Freeman 2 роки тому +4

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      @eldiabloblanco3167 2 роки тому +2

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    • @eldiabloblanco3167
      @eldiabloblanco3167 2 роки тому +1

      @@h.Freeman best thing he's ever done. 🤣 Also, I miss Moesha... so damn fine.

  • @seanwatkins5510
    @seanwatkins5510 2 роки тому +1829

    A white governor in Texas felt empathy for Lead Belly a black man, and pardoned him in the 20's? Wow that was pretty rare back in those days.

    • @tylerd1297
      @tylerd1297 2 роки тому +160

      I think without the song he would have sent him right back to jail lol

    • @normbograham
      @normbograham 2 роки тому +92

      there was money involved.

    • @qcjohnson4107
      @qcjohnson4107 2 роки тому +52

      Trumpet pardoned Kodak

    • @stolenhal0
      @stolenhal0 2 роки тому +69

      Coincidentally as the story goes is that that very same governor made promises upon his campaign trial, that he would never pardon a criminal convicted of a violent crime. But after they realized who Leadbelly was he was pardoned and ended up doing a series of recordings for the Library of Congress.

    • @TRIPP98
      @TRIPP98 2 роки тому +32

      He had to have had unreal musical talent I gotta hear a song of his ASAP, that is legendary shit.

  • @jackdawson5490
    @jackdawson5490 2 роки тому +1392

    If you are ever in doubt of how powerful music can be, remember that a black man in the early 1900s in southern US was able to get out of his prison sentence early TWICE, once for MURDER, because he was a talented musician.

    • @LexxiMerced56
      @LexxiMerced56 2 роки тому +11

      Chile....

    • @w4ch4rdt92
      @w4ch4rdt92 2 роки тому +10

      @@LexxiMerced56 ong we know this jus didn’t happen

    • @drummonkey9291
      @drummonkey9291 2 роки тому +2

      Always love for musos 😎

    • @joannbowden6220
      @joannbowden6220 2 роки тому +37

      Here's another example: I once had not 1, not 2, but 3 abscessed teeth side by side! My right side of my face looked like I had a baseball tucked in my jaw. And OMG, the pain!
      So after the dentist wrote scripts & I hopped on the bus to head to the pharmacy & then home, I popped in a CD (it was the 90's)
      turned on my fave music & it actually got my pain under control!
      So u see, there's nothing music can't do!

    • @samsneadd
      @samsneadd 2 роки тому +8

      Madonna once said that music brings the people together.

  • @LittleYoki
    @LittleYoki 2 роки тому +460

    It seems like this era was wild, people had crazy lives and traveled around, becoming musicians, getting married multiple times, being criminals. I’m over here like yeah my vacation was crazy I went to London once and got lost for like 10 minutes lol

    • @soundgardencin
      @soundgardencin 2 роки тому +5

      🤣🤣🤣

    • @yyg4632
      @yyg4632 2 роки тому +26

      i mean most people in that time would just be like crazy story: my chicken layed 2 eggs today instead of 1

    • @mickeybat5816
      @mickeybat5816 2 роки тому +6

      Bruh London is pretty lit though lol

    • @bigdick4090ti
      @bigdick4090ti 2 роки тому +9

      @@mickeybat5816 no it's not.

    • @Lukemasonmedia
      @Lukemasonmedia 2 роки тому +8

      Life now is so fucking boring

  • @--thatbih
    @--thatbih 2 роки тому +1498

    "He was also an alcoholic"
    Let's be honest in those days who wasn't?

    • @marcoevans2155
      @marcoevans2155 2 роки тому +126

      these days too

    • @kdawg0023
      @kdawg0023 2 роки тому +78

      @@marcoevans2155 based drunk replier

    • @ArizonaAkinTv
      @ArizonaAkinTv 2 роки тому +17

      I see I’ve found my people here

    • @marcoevans2155
      @marcoevans2155 2 роки тому +46

      @@kdawg0023 - damn right, who listens to leadbelly drinking milk 👊🏿

    • @RowanWarren78
      @RowanWarren78 2 роки тому

      @@kdawg0023 ok dad.😆

  • @Daeraug81
    @Daeraug81 2 роки тому +553

    My wife introduced me to his music. He was the original singer of Black Betty that Ram Jam covered.

    • @CorbCorbin
      @CorbCorbin 2 роки тому +37

      He also has the most well known versions of Where Did You Sleep Last Night, until Kurt Cobain started covering it, and especially the Unplugged version.
      Same with Midnight Special, until bands in the 60’s began covering it, most notably Creedance Clearwater Revival.

    • @jasonandlynnechambers3420
      @jasonandlynnechambers3420 2 роки тому +45

      The song goes back way before him.

    • @harry9828
      @harry9828 2 роки тому +23

      @@CorbCorbin this inspired me to listen to him, and it turns out he also has the original house of the rising sun

    • @0therun1t21
      @0therun1t21 2 роки тому +5

      I can't believe I didn't know that, thank you!

    • @0therun1t21
      @0therun1t21 2 роки тому +10

      @@jasonandlynnechambers3420 You're right, I just looked it up, so thank you too!

  • @marlonmorrison8530
    @marlonmorrison8530 2 роки тому +787

    I'm 45 my great grandfather was friends with him my great grandfather died in 1990 he was 101 they were drinking buddies

    • @thescarletandgrey2505
      @thescarletandgrey2505 2 роки тому +35

      That’s cool! Did your grandfather tell you any stories about him?

    • @marlonmorrison8530
      @marlonmorrison8530 2 роки тому +99

      @@thescarletandgrey2505 he use to play his music me and my cousins were kids we weren't paying attention lol

    • @drewgoin8849
      @drewgoin8849 2 роки тому +1

      Shreveport?

    • @issafula
      @issafula 2 роки тому +4

      @@marlonmorrison8530 🤣

    • @somedude2384
      @somedude2384 2 роки тому +2

      Thats cool

  • @ghostface3655
    @ghostface3655 2 роки тому +487

    The movie "Lead Belly" is actually pretty decent for a 70's low budget movie. This video does a better job of telling the story, preciate ya! 🙏

    • @godetonter4764
      @godetonter4764 2 роки тому +5

      You must be making that up I never heard of such movie. I am familiar with every film ever made, I call you liar

    • @ghostface3655
      @ghostface3655 2 роки тому +5

      @@godetonter4764 there is a clip of it in this video...liar...

    • @godetonter4764
      @godetonter4764 2 роки тому +5

      @@ghostface3655 lighten up pal

    • @ghostface3655
      @ghostface3655 2 роки тому +3

      @@godetonter4764 agreed 👍

    • @yogijaya2897
      @yogijaya2897 2 роки тому +4

      What a fantastic bunch of liars who are telling truth here😘⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • @stolenhal0
    @stolenhal0 2 роки тому +369

    On Nirvana Unplugged in New York, there is that segment in between the songs where Kurt Cobain, says "Somebody tried to sell me Leadbelly's guitar for $500,000. I asked David Geffen to purchase it for me personally..." That's where the story ends.

    • @jamesbennett9262
      @jamesbennett9262 2 роки тому +53

      He also says geffen “wouldn’t do it”

    • @nevermore1570
      @nevermore1570 2 роки тому +21

      @@jamesbennett9262 followed by my girl, my girl

    • @ADGWise
      @ADGWise 2 роки тому +17

      @@nevermore1570 along with “don’t lie to me”

    • @sloshed-rat
      @sloshed-rat 2 роки тому +12

      @@ADGWise Also, "tell me where did you sleep last night?"

    • @deepbhattacharya1253
      @deepbhattacharya1253 2 роки тому +8

      @@sloshed-rat Also, "In the pines, in the pines"

  • @aviationanalogy6312
    @aviationanalogy6312 2 роки тому +292

    I am very happy this video appeared in my recommended. Leadbelly is hands down one of my favorite artists. Fantastic job on telling the history of him.

    • @deburke321
      @deburke321  2 роки тому +7

      Thanks Christian!

    • @1.800zZzZzZz
      @1.800zZzZzZz 2 роки тому +6

      Me too! Deburke is one of the most underrated creators on this platform

    • @TeaSea-
      @TeaSea- 2 роки тому +6

      Ain't it a shame he's not more well known? 😉

    • @jebidiahparks6118
      @jebidiahparks6118 2 роки тому +2

      Hands down one of

    • @the2ndcoming135
      @the2ndcoming135 2 роки тому

      Ngl. Thumbnail was kinda savage. Couldn’t tell if he was about to be hanged or escape the plantation right quick😅

  • @xlnuniex
    @xlnuniex 2 роки тому +523

    I know of him from Kurt Cobain. Kurt does an amazing version of “Where Did you Sleep Last Night”. The MTV live version is absolutely amazing.

    • @bhocolatebhipbookie3967
      @bhocolatebhipbookie3967 2 роки тому +37

      I never knew that was Lead Belly. That Unplugged was sick!! U learn something new everyday!

    • @brazenlilhussy5975
      @brazenlilhussy5975 2 роки тому +25

      @@bhocolatebhipbookie3967 And 'The Man who sold the world' is a cover also (David Bowie) they certainly chose a great set-list that night. With both songs IMHO being 'better' (or as close as can get) to the originals which in itself is one hell of an achievement.

    • @thedaddypatty5192
      @thedaddypatty5192 2 роки тому +19

      @@brazenlilhussy5975 You also didn’t mention the Meat Puppet covers. Those covers are on par with the originals and introduced me to them. The Meat Puppets are now my second favorite band.

    • @brazenlilhussy5975
      @brazenlilhussy5975 2 роки тому +4

      @@thedaddypatty5192 Well said man.

    • @gingersnap8790
      @gingersnap8790 2 роки тому +12

      That's exactly how I discovered Lead Belly! 😊 Thanks Kurt for introducing us to a whole new world of music! 💜💜💜

  • @AuthorLHollingsworth
    @AuthorLHollingsworth 2 роки тому +47

    My father loved Led Belly as he was from Louisiana as well. He was from a small town that wasn't too far from Shreveport, Louisiana. Thanks, for the video!

  • @DreamyWorld19
    @DreamyWorld19 Рік тому +30

    I first heard about Leadbelly in high school when my history teacher was covering the subject of the Great Depression. He talked about "traveling hobos" and how it inspired some music at the time. One of the songs he played as an example was Midnight Special, and I loved it instantly. Then a few years later when I was in college, my music-based English class mentioned Leadbelly once again. I never liked history, but the topic of music through the years and the impact it had in the future is fascinating.

  • @mutavhello6654
    @mutavhello6654 2 роки тому +41

    My dad loves Leadbelly, been listening to his music since I was s kid...never knew he had such an interesting life.

  • @-xirx-
    @-xirx- 2 роки тому +42

    Blind Lemon Jefferson: another utter legend with an incredible back catalogue of music.

    • @kathleenking47
      @kathleenking47 2 роки тому +1

      I remember on sanford & son, fred had blind mello jelly records, which he broke
      Dad said it was Jefferson

    • @monetschannel5773
      @monetschannel5773 Рік тому

      Any relation to Thomas the founding father?

    • @1985cactus
      @1985cactus 4 місяці тому

      ​@@monetschannel5773They are cousins

  • @revmo37
    @revmo37 2 роки тому +36

    Glad I got the notification my friend. What a great video ! I knew some stuff about this artist, but you really did your homework. thanks !

    • @deburke321
      @deburke321  2 роки тому +7

      Thanks for watching Michael!

  • @BroMark1611
    @BroMark1611 2 роки тому +17

    Thank you for this historical rundown. Heard his name all my life and I just learned the most here now at 71.

    • @servraghgiorsal7382
      @servraghgiorsal7382 2 роки тому +2

      Well,you should try to accesthe smithsonian collection or any of the SING OUT recordings various American artist s.

    • @servraghgiorsal7382
      @servraghgiorsal7382 2 роки тому +1

      I wish to God you wouldn't talk so much, but play more music. How about Fannin Street, Midnight special, Rock Island Line, and Black Betty

    • @BroMark1611
      @BroMark1611 2 роки тому +1

      @@servraghgiorsal7382 Maybe put this out in the main aisle to the video uploader Deburke321 so it's seen, rather than as a reply to me.

  • @danielnugent7046
    @danielnugent7046 2 роки тому +258

    The "Unofficial" theme song of Louisiana is "Irene, Goodnight", whose final line declares, "if Irene ever turns her back on me, I'm gonna drink Morphine and die".
    Irene is 14, and the song is entirely a conversation between a married Leadbelly, and the child's mother.

    • @zzzdup8303
      @zzzdup8303 2 роки тому +14

      I'm sorry wut??

    • @ckwind1971
      @ckwind1971 2 роки тому +2

      Now I am finding those lyrics, yessir

    • @praises5139
      @praises5139 2 роки тому +1

      Pedo lyrics? Shadows to come R. Kelly?

    • @LxrdBreezy00
      @LxrdBreezy00 2 роки тому +10

      Mfs back then thought that shit was normal

    • @Unus_Annus_
      @Unus_Annus_ 2 роки тому +12

      That’s one of my favorite songs by him. I can recite the song by memory
      Irene, Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight
      Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
      I guess you’s in my dreams
      -
      I asked your mother for you
      (What she tell him)
      She told me that you was too young
      (She’s 18 years old)
      I wish, dear lord, that I never seen your face
      I’m sorry you ever were born
      (She broke his heart)
      -
      Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
      Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
      I guess you’s in my dreams
      -
      Sometimes I lived in the country
      Sometimes I lived in town
      Sometimes I have just a great notion
      To jump in a river and drown
      -
      Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
      Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
      I guess you in my dreams
      -
      Stop Ramblin’, and stop gamblin’
      Quit stayin’ out late at night
      (What you gonna do?)
      Go home to your wife and your family where you outta be
      Sit down by the fireside bright
      (And keep a comin’ now)
      -
      Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
      Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
      I guess you in my dreams
      -
      I love Irene, god knows I do (too late)
      Love her till the seas are dry
      If Irene turns her back on me
      (What you gonna do?)
      I’m gonna take morphine and die
      (She said go ahead and kill yourself then)
      -
      Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
      Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
      I guess you’s in my dreams

  • @Texasbluestunes
    @Texasbluestunes 2 роки тому +64

    Right now I'm listening to a freight train run down the same tracks that inspired Leadbellly to popularize Midnight Special. The prison he was in sets vacant about 3 miles east, although when he was there all the structures were wood. Same location.

  • @pure2thelastdrop439
    @pure2thelastdrop439 2 роки тому +12

    Led belly is one of my top 5 favorite blues legends.

  • @humongousfungusamongus3871
    @humongousfungusamongus3871 2 роки тому +18

    And I could listen to you talk about Leadbelly forever!

    • @JohnSmith-mk1rj
      @JohnSmith-mk1rj 2 роки тому

      Speaking of somewhat obscure music references...
      Are you aware that your online name is the name of a record from the hardcore band Adrenaline Overdose that was released about 30 years ago?
      Not their best effort, but it was alright.

  • @sherirobinson6867
    @sherirobinson6867 Рік тому +4

    This is my intro to this channel... got my notifications on. Looking forward to some new stuff... Definitely found a bunch of stuff on the playlist!

  • @thenatureboybungus5020
    @thenatureboybungus5020 2 роки тому +7

    House of the rising sun with his wife singing, feeding her what verse to sing and when to stop to play the solo, the pool players in the background, truly a timeless classic. Many have covered, but most famously by The Animals.

  • @markfaulk8936
    @markfaulk8936 2 роки тому +4

    Thank you so much for this short bio on lead belly, I've always been fascinated with his story.

  • @Arthurian.
    @Arthurian. 2 роки тому +10

    "when you see me laughin, I'm laughin just to keep from cryin..."

  • @rickshearer
    @rickshearer 2 роки тому +22

    🎵As always, great work on unique subject matter, research and production!

  • @Noise_floorxx
    @Noise_floorxx 2 роки тому +9

    All of my favorite nirvana songs are covers! Man, Kurt knew good music! Thats for sure.

  • @muscleboy4461
    @muscleboy4461 2 роки тому +3

    Great job on this documentary on Leadbelly. I know much about African-american history but You have told more on Leadbelly that I even knew. Thanks for the upload.

  • @isaacj.elliott2137
    @isaacj.elliott2137 2 роки тому +30

    It’s voice is like Leadbelly and Sun House that really led me down the path to where I’m at musically. Performing shows all around Oklahoma. Woody Guthrie and LBs work together is how i got introduced to him. that was in 03 by Arlo Guthrie himself at the Woody Guthrie Folk Fest
    edit: sorry for misspellings.

    • @godetonter4764
      @godetonter4764 2 роки тому +1

      Son House was a famous Blues artist not a recording studio

    • @isaacj.elliott2137
      @isaacj.elliott2137 2 роки тому

      @@godetonter4764 sorry it was talk to text bud. it’s supposed to say AND.

    • @isaacj.elliott2137
      @isaacj.elliott2137 2 роки тому

      @@godetonter4764 go to my page, the 2nd newest song i just covered was Son. And if you go back far enough you’ll see grinnin in your face cover I did with the imponderably amazing Becky Lynn Blanca and that was almost 2 years ago

    • @godetonter4764
      @godetonter4764 2 роки тому

      @@isaacj.elliott2137 never met to nitpick, I actually was doing a play on words, I honestly believed that you were making a reference to the famous Sun Studios, which Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley once recorded at . I thought maybe Leadbelly had also recorded there

    • @Brinta3
      @Brinta3 10 місяців тому

      @@isaacj.elliott2137
      So if you know how to edit, and you bothered to add a sorry… why didn’t you correct all the mistakes?

  • @death2denemy
    @death2denemy 2 роки тому +11

    Im really torn as to how i should feel now.. On the one hand, u have an amazing artist whose impact on music is pretty important.. On the other hand, he literally abandoned his first wife and his kids to pursue music.. Gotdang it!!

  • @michelemcmillan904
    @michelemcmillan904 2 роки тому +11

    I remember an episode of Sanford and Son where Blind Mellow Jelly was spoken of and Lead Belly briefly mentioned but I thought they were fictional characters, who knew they really existed. I actually thought the records were fake too as Fred broke all the records but one and he kept playing the one record until he sat on it and broke it too claiming it was the last Blind Mellow Jelly record on earth

  • @elconquistador8009
    @elconquistador8009 2 роки тому +38

    Awesome story! Always been a fan of Leadbelly. Although, I think a story about Jon and Alan Lomax would be a great story too. They were very interesting men also Thank you for all the hard work you put into your stories.

  • @Michaelkaydee
    @Michaelkaydee 2 роки тому +14

    Very interesting. Wish the video had a few snippets of his sound

  • @vanessajohnson4633
    @vanessajohnson4633 2 роки тому +8

    I absolutely love Nirvana's cover of leadbelly's song "Where did you sleep last night."Kurt Cobain was a huge Leadbelly fan. It's actually really funny , I'm sure most people who have seen it remember ,but during their unplugged ,he was talkin about how he spoke to the executor of leadbelly's estate ,and he wanted to buy leadbelly's guitar ,and they said he had to pay $500,000 for it! LOL David Geffen wouldn't even buy it for him lol but it would be something really cool to own. LOL
    I swear I wrote this before I saw the end...lmao!

  • @angelbabysqueaky3985
    @angelbabysqueaky3985 2 роки тому +10

    Thanks for the very interesting story of Leadbelly. I didn't know very much about him. He really influenced so many great musicians.

  • @philliplyn2692
    @philliplyn2692 Рік тому +3

    Loving this one thanks for sharing very information blessed love to all knowledge is power hopefully everyone pays attention keep up the good work 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲

  • @sage1682
    @sage1682 2 роки тому +5

    "In the pines, in the pines
    Where the sun dont ever shine
    I will shiver the whole night thtoughhhh"

  • @cryptodream6284
    @cryptodream6284 2 роки тому +33

    Love this guy. What's on Spotify is on my play list and his black Betty is the best

    • @tobymdev
      @tobymdev Рік тому

      He was a murderer, criminal and abandoned his family, i dont think siding with him is appropriate at all.

  • @autumnsewill5899
    @autumnsewill5899 2 роки тому +6

    I've never heard of lead belly. I will definitely look it up now

  • @ElliotShulman
    @ElliotShulman 2 роки тому +4

    Well put together video of my personal favourite musician, thanks man!

  • @Eric-kk5bn
    @Eric-kk5bn Рік тому +4

    Kurt Cobain wanted to buy his guitar for 500 thousand before he died. Kurt was a huge fan of Leadbelly.

  • @javeriousgilmore9084
    @javeriousgilmore9084 2 роки тому +9

    Great video! However a sore spot for Leadbelly was that he didn't receive royalties or often performed free when working the Lomax's, leading to threats of violence and lawsuits. He was also a great Blues player, leaving trunk is very influential.

  • @TheLochs
    @TheLochs 2 роки тому +15

    I love history and this is fascinating. If it weren't for the early black blues musicians modern pop, rock, metal and blues would not exist. They were the unsung pioneers. Incredible.

    • @ivypoisonx5692
      @ivypoisonx5692 2 роки тому +2

      Exactly and sucks that many people do not realize this.

    • @denisewhite4747
      @denisewhite4747 2 роки тому

      Neither would 'country'.

    • @TheLochs
      @TheLochs 2 роки тому

      @@ivypoisonx5692 agreed, %100

  • @janelle009
    @janelle009 2 роки тому +14

    Great video!! Never knew much about Leadbelly but love a few songs. Enjoyed hearing his story... interesting to say the least!

  • @thatdudemike2531
    @thatdudemike2531 2 роки тому +13

    And his music is still listened to today and made by some of the biggest artists. Example: Nirvana " in the pines ".

    • @jamaaldagreatest2748
      @jamaaldagreatest2748 2 роки тому +2

      It's still called where did you sleep last night, even when Nirvana covered it

  • @thehouseofstark
    @thehouseofstark 2 роки тому +14

    15:08 I'm pretty certain that this man went through 2 world wars my dude. I'd backtrack to see how the first one may have affected Leadbelly.

  • @misterx4757
    @misterx4757 2 роки тому +38

    Great breakdown and history lesson.

  • @racheledwards2352
    @racheledwards2352 2 роки тому +15

    This was a truly fascinating story

  • @JoeZamecki
    @JoeZamecki 2 роки тому +14

    It's amazing how forgiving the public can be.

  • @1blastman
    @1blastman 2 роки тому +2

    Champion Jack Dupree established himself in Europe also. Europeans took to black artists much more readily than Americans. But it's to the Lomax's credit to see Huddie's talent and put in nearly a decade of work into him. I have several of his records and the Library of Congress recording which are a wonderful window into life during those times.
    Thanks for putting this out.

  • @tangyorange6509
    @tangyorange6509 2 роки тому +4

    I’ve seen so many of your videos but I didn’t realize they are all the same person, very nice subjects!

  • @jamescorvus8231
    @jamescorvus8231 Рік тому +2

    I love your channel man! Very interesting stuff.

  • @AL-cw1kw
    @AL-cw1kw Рік тому

    I didn't even know about this musician. Thanks for these awesome and informing videos!

  • @123HappyMad
    @123HappyMad 2 роки тому +6

    So glad I found this channel.

    • @deburke321
      @deburke321  2 роки тому +1

      Thanks for watching! 😊

  • @jameswhite4709
    @jameswhite4709 2 роки тому +17

    4:49 Texas seems like the safest place to be caught with a pistol. It would make more sense to be charged for not having one

  • @andregarcia5612
    @andregarcia5612 2 роки тому +2

    Thank you so much. Leadbelly4Life 👑👑👑

  • @teeboard2346
    @teeboard2346 2 роки тому +7

    Sounds like a real blues musician🎸👀

  • @sabrinasitestaffingrio1385
    @sabrinasitestaffingrio1385 2 роки тому +2

    You have a new subscriber bro this is my first time coming across this channel

  • @cowpiecowboy7599
    @cowpiecowboy7599 Рік тому

    Thanks for putting this together I’ve always been a fan of lead belly

  • @ScottyPeabody
    @ScottyPeabody 2 роки тому +14

    “Bowie County” is named after Jim Bowie, pronounced Boo-ie. Nevertheless a great story about an amazing talent.

  • @hankherchiv8301
    @hankherchiv8301 2 роки тому +22

    Wow man, I've read Alan Lomax books and watched so many documentaries but somehow I never knew about his father. Super interesting, thanks

  • @carterwatson1949
    @carterwatson1949 2 роки тому +2

    This was very cool thanks for introducing me to him

  • @jbmp1390
    @jbmp1390 2 роки тому +242

    The title of this video could be better. He's a music legend, he wasn't a psychopathic serial killer or something.

    • @nordiknight9042
      @nordiknight9042 2 роки тому +66

      I mean the title isn't wrong, just kinda sensationalized. But I get what you mean, Leadbelly is remembered foremost as a legendary musician. So putting him solely as a murderer in the title is a bit wrong, but that doesn't take away the fact that he did commit terrible acts such as murder, whether it be due to short temper or something else.

    • @wisedyer2133
      @wisedyer2133 2 роки тому +7

      @@nordiknight9042 I’m confused guys all I heard was attempts when did he murder someone?

    • @geraldfriend256
      @geraldfriend256 2 роки тому +29

      He killed at least two people.That we know of.

    • @wisedyer2133
      @wisedyer2133 2 роки тому +4

      @@geraldfriend256 yea I realized after my comment it says it smh lol thank you

    • @limlaith
      @limlaith 2 роки тому +25

      No, but if this shit happened today, we can all picture how social media would react, how everyone would react. Being allowed to sing one's way out of two murder/attempted murder convictions is obscene. I don't care how talented the guy was.
      Just think of all the contemporary entertainers who have been 'canceled' for crimes they have only been accused of committing, accused online, haven't gone to trial, never been convicted - just accused. Boom - guilty in the court of Twitter. Their lives ruined. And this guy was a convicted, violent felon allowed to slide because he could play the guitar. This story is wild.

  • @ScottyPeabody
    @ScottyPeabody Рік тому

    Fabulous video, just mesmerizing.

  • @phoq8880
    @phoq8880 2 роки тому +2

    I read the book, "the life and legend of Leadbelly" back in the mid 1990s. There was a time where he was seen as a Communist sympathizer, because he was hanging out at American Communist party get togethers, and performed for them. But he just wanted to be around people that liked and appreciated his music.

  • @zivkovicable
    @zivkovicable 2 роки тому +1

    His music was the primary influence on the Skiffle scene in the UK. Lonnie Donegan's version of Rock Island Line can be considered to be the first British Rock n Roll record; & of course Lennon & McCartney first band, The Quarrymen, played Leadbelly influenced Skiffle.

  • @knightwing5169
    @knightwing5169 2 роки тому +7

    Yay! A new episode of Morbid Musicians!

  • @mypetvelociraptor
    @mypetvelociraptor 2 роки тому +2

    Amazing video!!!!🙌

  • @thepeanutgallery6100
    @thepeanutgallery6100 2 роки тому +17

    Rest in peace Leadbelly.🙏🎶🎸

  • @briandivincenzo279
    @briandivincenzo279 2 роки тому +8

    One of the first true innovators of the blues, him and Robert Johnson.

  • @acquanellaogbemudia9930
    @acquanellaogbemudia9930 2 роки тому +1

    Very Informative Podcast Thanks

  • @alfonsoduran9654
    @alfonsoduran9654 Рік тому +1

    Nirvana's unplugged was epic, impeccable and the epitome of the concept of what was the foundation of an unplugged performance. Cobain belts out this song and piereces through your soul. The last line is one of greatest endings to a song. Vivid, it inhibits your darkness and shames you. Freaking awesomeness.

    • @johnheller3630
      @johnheller3630 Рік тому

      Nirvana covered "Where did you sleep last night?"

    • @geromelegnome5446
      @geromelegnome5446 Рік тому

      @@johnheller3630 it's on the unplugged album and UA-cam!!!

  • @CashmereIII
    @CashmereIII 2 роки тому +7

    Bravo Bravo Deburke321 you talked this to me like a movie 🎥. Kudos to you.

  • @danielnugent7046
    @danielnugent7046 2 роки тому +3

    I just took a picture at his grave, last week. It's in Mooringsport, Shreveport.

  • @richiedagger733
    @richiedagger733 2 роки тому +9

    Nice. I never knew anything about leadbelly besides music until just now.

  • @MrLordpistoia
    @MrLordpistoia 2 роки тому +1

    This and the big lurch video made me a subscriber.

  • @racheltuccio7652
    @racheltuccio7652 Рік тому

    My Pop used to say good night Irene every night to his wife Charlotte, we all knew what it meant but we always thought it endearing in our heart we adore the song to this day !

  • @Archive222
    @Archive222 Рік тому

    My favorite song from Leadbelly was Where Did You Sleep Last Night? It just sounds so good.

  • @tristansylvester1079
    @tristansylvester1079 2 роки тому +6

    I just wanted to comment, i havent seen any of your uploads in awhile. Was wondering if you were ok so i checked your UA-cam and was surprised to see you've been regularly uploading. Im happy i have videos to catch up on, but frustrated that UA-cam didn't notify me of the uploads at all

  • @hornetbrown
    @hornetbrown 2 роки тому

    Leadbelly found peace in California and his music production flourished, even overseas. That is cool.

  • @MsStealYourDadAndMom
    @MsStealYourDadAndMom 2 роки тому +4

    Honestly I've never heard of leadbelly til upchurch covered "in the pines", this came on my recommended and I had to click on it.

    • @PhantomOfThePsy-Opera
      @PhantomOfThePsy-Opera 2 роки тому +1

      What up skin

    • @deeriggs3319
      @deeriggs3319 2 роки тому +1

      I had no idea upchurch redid that song. Looking it up now.

    • @MsStealYourDadAndMom
      @MsStealYourDadAndMom 2 роки тому

      @@deeriggs3319 I think his version sounds better. Most the time I go with the original artist, but not in this case.

    • @MsStealYourDadAndMom
      @MsStealYourDadAndMom 2 роки тому

      @@PhantomOfThePsy-Opera nothing much, you?

  • @Pretermit_Sound
    @Pretermit_Sound 4 місяці тому

    One of the few Americans who could truly be called a troubadour. An almost mythic figure, and an architect of American music.
    *a good starting point for getting into Leadbelly, are the Library of Congress recordings. It’s a pretty good summary of his whole career.

  • @ajg5138
    @ajg5138 2 роки тому +2

    There needs to be a Leadbelly movie made already.

  • @johnnyparker3387
    @johnnyparker3387 2 роки тому +1

    in shreveport louisiana we a neighborhood named after him ledbetter heights, its a ruff place

  • @jdoteasy
    @jdoteasy 2 роки тому +30

    My boy really sang his way to freedom.

    • @alexistexas9114
      @alexistexas9114 2 роки тому +1

      What good is that "singing" doing him now?

    • @quionedavis3202
      @quionedavis3202 2 роки тому +6

      @@alexistexas9114 bruh your names an washed up pornstar while he was known by the millions lmao

    • @alexistexas9114
      @alexistexas9114 2 роки тому +3

      @@quionedavis3202 I made it big. Your name is just a bunch of ebonic gibberish. What have YOU done? 😂😂😂🖐

    • @mikah3312
      @mikah3312 2 роки тому +5

      @@alexistexas9114 he left a huge impact on rock as well as blues, inspiring artists such as Kurt cobain of Nirvana, who made it huge in the mainstream *thanks to him*, I think his singing did quite a bit of good, considering he is a staple of blues and rock history.

    • @alexistexas9114
      @alexistexas9114 2 роки тому

      @@mikah3312 😆😆😆😆😆😆

  • @thatpickingguy
    @thatpickingguy 2 роки тому +8

    Yes! A Leadbelly video! Awesome. As you could probably tell from my videos, I'm obsessed.

  • @jorje0068
    @jorje0068 Рік тому

    Wild ride. Thanks alot!

  • @J.C...
    @J.C... Рік тому

    Leadbelly was from right here where I live. We have a bronze statue of him playing guitar in Downtown Shreveport.

  • @kevinjordan1146
    @kevinjordan1146 11 місяців тому

    Well done.
    Thanks

  • @user-sd3dp9kl8y
    @user-sd3dp9kl8y 2 роки тому +4

    Lead Belly's government tax name was Hudie Ledbetter. It can be heard on his original recordings when he is addressed in person by John and Alan Lomax. Hudie is pronounced "HYOO-dee". HOODIE is a SWEATSHIRT, for christs sakes.

  • @Lukemasonmedia
    @Lukemasonmedia 2 роки тому +1

    Lmfao the jail be like “he might have killed someone and almost killed a few other people………. But damn can that guy sing”

  • @Adrian.Ray1
    @Adrian.Ray1 2 роки тому +6

    This is kurt Cobains favorite performer thank u for shedding light on him i was always so curious to who this man was that kurt idiolized

  • @claytonmunsey9740
    @claytonmunsey9740 2 роки тому

    Well done. Thank you very much.

  • @JohnSmith-wz7he
    @JohnSmith-wz7he 2 роки тому

    Great video. Thank you!

  • @maplebob23
    @maplebob23 2 роки тому +2

    Thanks Deburke!

  • @shehzadiaziz6950
    @shehzadiaziz6950 Рік тому +1

    Fascinating story. I do wonder what happened to his first wife and children though. His descendants surely wouldn’t be hard to trace?

  • @patrickelamm2890
    @patrickelamm2890 Місяць тому

    You forgot Folk Writer singer the great WOODY GUTHRIE Who Performed with LEADBELLY; but Who influenced who? Really enjoyed the video thank you.🤠

  • @lowdowngrittyngrimey
    @lowdowngrittyngrimey 2 роки тому +11

    everyone leave their favourite lead belly song ❤️ mine is When I Was A Cowboy !

  • @niteshades_promise
    @niteshades_promise 2 роки тому +1

    absolute legend. but he did not write "in the pines" just the most well-known performer of it until nirvana popularized it.🍻

  • @Marcusgarvey447
    @Marcusgarvey447 2 роки тому +2

    Leadbelly é fantástico