Leadbelly – Three Songs 1945 – The Only One Video File with Leadbelly
By 1903, Huddie was already a singer and guitarist of some note. He performed for nearby Shreveport audiences in St. Paul’s Bottoms, a notorious red-light district there. He began to develop his own style of music performing on Shreveport’s Fannin Street, a row of saloons, brothels, and dance halls in the Bottoms, now referred to as Ledbetter Heights. Think “House of the Rising Sun”.