Leadbelly (1976)

Genres - Drama, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Musical Drama, Americana  |   Release Date - May 28, 1976 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This biographical picture explores the troubled life of blues singer and master guitarist Leadbelly, who developed his style and wrote many of his songs during his frequent stints in prison. Featured performances are "&Rock Island Line" and "&Goodnight Irene".

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blues-music, chain-gang, guitar, prison, race-relations, singer