Celebrating The Birthday Of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter

Jan 17, 2012

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrated the birthday of Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, with our special guest Millage Gilbert as the Blues take center stage.

The iconic American folk and blues musician, Lead Belly was considered the "King of the 12-string guitar" but he also played the piano, accordion, mandolin, harmonica and violin in some recordings.


Song List:

  • Good Morning Blues
  • CC Rider
  • Little By Little
  • Will My Man Be Home Tonight
  • Sweet Angel
  • Dust My Broom
  • Midnight Special

We found out what gives Millage the Blues, heard the Mitt Romney Blues, and later Sheila Bey stopped by for a few tunes in honor of Earl Hooker.