Lead Belly

The Man Who Invented Rock & Roll

About The Film

Lead Belly is an engaging and immersive documentary that presents a comprehensive exploration of the life and legacy of iconic blues singer Lead Belly. Through in-depth interviews with influential musicians like B.B. King, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and others, this film provides a truly unique inside view of Lead Belly’s extraordinary journey. The documentary showcases a compelling mixture of rare video footage and live performances, offering viewers an intimate experience of Lead Belly’s captivating presence and exceptional musical talent. From his remarkable ability to sing his way out of two prison sentences to his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Lead Belly’s story is one of perseverance, resilience, and artistic brilliance. With its rich tapestry of cultural history and profound insights into Lead Belly as both an artist and a historical figure, this documentary sheds light on the man behind the legend and highlights his enduring influence on the evolution of rock & roll music.

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