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Thread #4543   Message #235084
Posted By: Mrrzy
28-May-00 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: Gov. George Bush (Texas) & LEADBELLY??????
Subject: RE: Gov. George Bush (Texas) & LEADBELLY??????
I'll have to ask Uncle Greg if he knows anything; I know Dad went to Deep Springs college (if you've never heard of it, look it up, really worth checking out, wish I knew how to do a blicky) and it was likely in or around his college years, but it might have been right after the war and before he went to France. Anyone know where Leadbelly was in the 40's?
When I heard about it, we were sitting around in Abidjan (I must have been 7 or so) listening to old folk songs collected at a festival somewhere in the 50's, and when Leadbelly came on singing The Grey Goose (nobody can Lawd Lawd Lawd like Leadbelly!), Dad mentioned him being his customer. He might have told more of the story then but I don't remember it. Only one of many on which I wish I'd gotten the lowdown before the terrorists got him...