The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14925   Message #131222
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03-Nov-99 - 03:58 AM
Thread Name: Leadbelly and the Gallus Pole / Gallows Pole
Subject: RE: Leadbelly and the Gallus Pole
Leadbelly was part of the N.Y. folk scene in the 40s. He apparently used to show up at Pete Seegers hoots and he probably heard a lot of various folk music from sourcers with diverse background. However he heard it, he made it his own and I have to agree with Rick that Leadbelly was an amazingly original songmaker. I think he was also an amazing eclectic songmaker.