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Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)

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Subject: Leadbelly's birthday
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 03:26 PM

Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter was born this day (20 January)in 1889.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: Leadbelly
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 06:18 PM

Are you really sure about Leadbelly's date of birth? Obviously, there seems to be no consensus in respect to other sources like...
Blues roots.de : 21.1.1885
Wikipedia (statistics on 1889): 29.1.1889
Wikipedia (article): 23.1.1888
"The Leadbelly Web": 29.1.1885
The Handbook of Texas online: 21.1.1888
aso.

Who is right?

Leadbelly (but this is co-incidence, sorry)


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 07:33 PM

I always use the same site - so if I give a wrong birthdate date - they are consistently wrong.

We can be sure that Leadbelly was born - and that is worth celebrating.

But Wolfgang should soon post to tell us what is the correct date.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: Leadbelly
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 07:11 AM

I did not want to criticize your contribution. It seems quite natural not to know about the exact date of birth: thinking of documentation in those days concerning negroes. And even Leadbelly was not quite sure...

Manfred from Germany


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: Alec
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 07:14 AM

Perhaps he was just very partial to Birthday Cake?
Joking apart regardless of when he was born I'm pleased that he was
so now would seem as good a time as any to wish him a happy birthday.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 03:15 AM

..and should it be Birth Day? *BG*
According the Wolfe & Lornell's biog " Leadbelly claimed his birthday was January 15th" 1888 (confirmed by entry listed in 1910 census)
RtS


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 02:36 PM

Whenever. He's the main man.IMNSHO.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 09:21 AM

...but a couple of my blues reference books quote the date Shambles gives.
Like Charlie says, whatever the mystery, he's the man.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly's birthday (20 January 1889)
From: GUEST,Terika
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 05:24 PM

Today is Lead Belly's 125th Birthday. Let's celebrate.
Www.leadbelly.com


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