ISBN-10: 0974635332

ISBN-13: 9780974635330

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tyehimba Jess

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"It is exhilarating to be invited into a world so large and muscular, so rooted in history, a world where so much is at stake."-Brigit Pegeen Kelly, National Poetry Series judge A biography in poems, "leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of innovative poetic forms. A collage of song, culture, and circumstance, alive and speaking. Tyehimba Jess' numerous awards include fellowships from the NEA and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A native of Detroit, he is a proud alumnus of the Chicago Green Mill Slam teams and Cave Canem. His first nonfiction book is "African American Pride: Celebrating our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy (Citadel Press, 2003).
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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
Harris county chain gang
Alias: walter boyd
Lethe on leadbelly
The blood done signed your name
For trouble's sake
Bud russel, louisiana prison transfer man, 1920
Leadbelly: runagate
Leadbelly: from sugarland
Sing out
Governor Pat Neff
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
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...
Lead Belly: Bad Nigger Makes Good Minstrel
Leadbelly v. lomax: song hunting, 1934
John Lomax writes home, 1934
Leadbelly writes home, 1934
Leadbelly v. 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
Leadbelly's Timeline
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