Leadbelly 1976

Synopsis:

The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.

Directed by: Gordon Parks
Written by: Ernest Kinoy
Release date: 1976-05-28
Runtime: 126 minutes
Tagline: You can't bury a black legend like Leadbelly!
Cast:
Roger E. Mosley
Roger E. Mosley
Huddie Ledbetter 
Paul Benjamin
Paul Benjamin
Wes Ledbetter 
Madge Sinclair
Madge Sinclair
Miss Eula 
Alan Manson
Alan Manson
Prison Chief Guard 
Albert Hall
Albert Hall
Dicklicker 
Art Evans
Art Evans
Blind Lemon Jefferson