December 15, 2009

Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter


You can be funky looking, missing teeth, and a felon, but if you can make real music you can make a woman smile like that.

Wilton, Conn
1935
from Library of Congress

8 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Oh my yes. That's a real find.

downtown guy said...

I read about this picture in new issue of Oxford American. No lie.

Mary said...

I am blessed to have in my collection a double LP of Leadbelly's recordings :)

Steph(anie) said...

I don't know all that much about him, but I think of him as a troubled soul.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

She is adorable.

downtown guy said...

Mary: good thing to have indeed.

Steph: gotta be troubled to play the blues.

SB: ain't she?

May said...

Your captions are always every bit perfect.

downtown guy said...

I can barely stand an uncaptioned photo.