November 3, 1941

PM, November 3, 1941 (photos by Martin Harris)

The Many Friends of Leadbelly Stage a Folksong Fest for Him
Old Huddie Leadbetter (‘Leadbelly’), the song spinner who came to us from the chain-gangs of the South with his guitar and an unending variety of genuine folk music, has been ailing, and yesterday afternoon at Cafe Society downtown a host of friends and admirers staged a ‘testimonial’ for him.” PM, November 3, 1941

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