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Author: Tyehimba Jess
Publisher: Amherst, MA : Verse Press ; Seattle, WA : Wave Books ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2005.
Series: National poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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National Poetry Series winner makes compelling poetry from the tumultuous life of blues singer Leadbelly.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jess, Tyehimba.
Leadbelly.
Amherst, MA : Verse Press ; Seattle, WA : Wave Books ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2005
(OCoLC)607594186
Online version:
Jess, Tyehimba.
Leadbelly.
Amherst, MA : Verse Press ; Seattle, WA : Wave Books ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2005
(OCoLC)608526573
Named Person: Leadbelly; Leadbelly
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tyehimba Jess
ISBN: 9780974635330 0974635332
OCLC Number: 58546476
Description: 117 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: leadbelly's lessons --
what kind of soul has man? sallie ledbetter: a mother's hymn --
john wesley ledbetter --
colt protection special --
fannin street signifies --
mistress stella speaks --
1912: blind lemon jefferson explaining to leadbelly --
what you gonna do when the world's on fire? caddo born --
blind lemon taught me --
misfire --
harris county chain gang --
alias: walter boyd --
lethe on leadbelly --
the blood done signed your name. for trouble's sake --
bud russel, prison transfer man, 1920 --
father --
leadbelly: runagate --
leadbelly: from sugarland --
sing out --
Governor Pat Neff --
freedom --
home --
loving era --
era washington on leadbelly's stella --
black girl, black girl ... mary on martha ... --
martha promise: grown summer --
will you take this load ... --
martha promise: what i knew --
yes, i was standing at the bottom. mooringsport moan --
leadbelly in angola prison: down again --
leadbelly sings to his #1 crew --
july, 1933: leadbelly receives lomax at angola prison --
out --
home again --
martha promise receives leadbelly, 1935 --
martha promise: keeping peace --
man plowing with mules. John Lomax's Recording Machine, 1933 --
Ethnographer John Lomax Speaks of His Vocation --
John Lomax: I Work With Negroes --
John Lomax: On Seeking Song --
John Lomax Visits Leadbelly in Angola Prison: July, 1933 --
leadbelly's role --
leadbelly: mythology --
five year sentence --
leadbelly's labor on the lomax trail, 1934 --
prisoner #489235 --
the song speaks --
you don't know my mind ... Leadbelly: Bad Nigger Makes Good Minstrel --
leadbelly vs. lomax: song hunting, 1934 --
John Lomax writes home, 1934 --
leadbelly writes home, 1934 --
leadbelly vs. lomax at the modern language association conference, 1934 --
lomax v. leadbelly in new york: letters to home, 1934 --
lomax v. leadbelly: on the road, 1935 --
lomax v. leadbelly: dreams --
good morning babe, how do you do? leadbelly & martha: return to new york, 1936 --
jimmy goodwin, age 9 --
leadbelly's big city hustle --
brownie and leadbelly: stipulations and apprenticeship --
martha: life's work --
To: Haywood Patterson #386j49 --
leadbelly: one thing --
John Lomax writes home, 1937 --
martha: weight --
josh white writes home, 1941 --
cab calloway on leadbelly --
stella: diminuendo --
martha: vigil --
leadbelly: christened.
Series Title: National poetry series.
Responsibility: Tyehimba Jess.
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