2/2. Eric Burdon (ex-Animals) marks last week's 60th anniversary of the death of folk-blues legend Lead Belly (born Huddie William Ledbetter ), an accomplished musician whose folk, blues and protest songs later found expression in swing, skiff le, rock 'n' roll and pop. This final instalment explores the guitarist's violent streak; his murdering of a man in 1918 landed him in prison, where he was discovered by f olklorists John and Alan Lomax , who then introduced him to the New York folk scene. Featuring interviews with Pete Seeger , Nile Rodgers, Bryan Ferry and Arlo Guthrie. Plus a recording of Lead Belly singing to children and performing on his 1940s radio show.
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