the leadbelly

Portrait of Leadbelly, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., between 1938 and 1948

Huddie William Ledbetter /ˈhjuːdi/ (January 20, 1889 – December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced. He is best known as Lead Belly. Though many releases credit him as “Leadbelly”, he himself wrote it as “Lead Belly”, which is also the spelling on his tombstone[1][2] and the spelling used by the Lead Belly Foundation.[3]
Lead Belly usually played a twelve-string guitar, but he also played the piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, and “windjammer” (diatonic accordion).[4] In some of his recordings he sang while clapping his hands or stomping his foot.
Lead Belly’s songs covered a wide range, including gospel music; blues about women, liquor, prison life, and racism; and folk songs about cowboys, prison, work, sailors, cattle herding, and dancing. He also wrote songs about people in the news, such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Jean Harlow, Jack Johnson, the Scottsboro Boys and Howard Hughes.

Gottlieb, William P. – 1917- (photographer)

Good nights

Skipping from streetlight to streetlight

Waltzing through the dark

Laughing in the latest hours

We are drunk and we are happy

We are foolish and we are wild

We are tilting windmills in the night

“My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me. Tell me, where did you sleep last night… My girl, my girl…”

- Đã nghe bản này bao nhiêu lần rồi. Em biết không.

- “Chưa đủ để em quên tội lỗi một người.”

Anh lắng nghe được không? Tiếng gào thét như muốn xé tan cõi lòng của Kurt. Em đã từng phải gào thét như thế, chỉ một mình.

Ly rượu trên tay cô còn dang dở. Nhấp một ngụm, tay quẹt dòng nước mắt rơi lưng chừng.

Khi người ta cô độc đến mức cạn kiệt niềm tin, không thể sẻ chia, đến mức không còn khả năng trút nổi một phần gánh nặng. Khi tất cả chỉ có thể dừng ở mức im lặng rồi câm bặt, phía sau đó là một màn đêm dày đặc tiếng gào thét.

Ừh.

Là tiếng gào thét. Của em hay Kurt đều sinh ra từ nỗi đau.

Kurt đã kết thúc đời mình bằng một viên kẹo đồng. Và bản nhạc này đã được người đời ám mụi lên thân xác Kurt, dù nguyên nhân đến giờ vẫn là dấu chấm hỏi. Nhưng với hắn, một kẻ khát khao tình bạn chân thành, thèm một tình yêu chung thuỷ, đến cuối cũng phải giẫm chân lên lối mòn tuyệt vọng thì khác nào Leadbelly cố gắng chắp nối trọn vẹn bản nhạc này là dành cho Kurt.

Chỉ tiếc, em không có kẹo đồng. Mà kể cả có, khi thân xác này nằm gục bên vũng máu cũng chẳng ai biết, chẳng mấy người tiếc thương. Kurt có hàng triệu người trên toàn thế giới tiếc thương, còn thế giới của em bây giờ chỉ còn có anh.

Có anh, bên em, ngay lúc này.

Anh sẽ xót thương?

Anh sẽ khóc chứ?

Hay sẽ quay đi, vì chỉ là cái chết của con đàn bà rởm lợm.

Cô lịm dần sau hai viên thuốc an thần. Chỉ còn tiếng thì thào nhỏ dần.

Gió lùa từ ban công tầng năm vào đôi mắt nâu còn ươn ướt. Màu son YSL 13 còn bám trên miệng ly.

Ngủ đi.

Ngày mai rồi sẽ khác thôi.

Mọi thứ ngày hôm qua sẽ phai nhoà, chỉ màu son ấy còn lưu lại, trên môi anh.  

Ngày mai, đừng để phung phí một ngày tô son.


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WORKIN’ WOMAN BLUES

Trouble Town - Jake Bugg // Workin’ Woman Blues - Valerie June // Ain’t it a Shame - Lightnin’ Hopkins // I Can’t Wait - The White Stripes // Can’t Afford to Lose my Man - Memphis Minnie // Dog House Boogie - Seasick Steve // Taste It - Jake Bugg // 32 - 20 Blues - Robert Johnson // Shotgun - Valerie June // Black Cat Bone - Lightnin’ Hopkins // Poor Howard - Leadbelly // Your Southern Can is Mine - The White Stripes //  Honey Skippin’ - The Hot Sprockets // Devil’s Got the Blues - Lonnie Johnson

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Season 6

Rebirth: The “Shoot her, she’s the robot” Situation
In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela: Very Weird And Not Interesting Zapp/Leela Fic
Attack of the Killer App: Cool Technology And Meme™
Proposition Infinity: We Saw You Shipped Bender With A Human But Didn’t Understand Which One
The Duh-Vinci Code: Leonado Da Vinci Is An Alien
Lethal Inspection: Hermes And Bender Will Make You Very Sad
The Late Philip J. Fry: Best 22 Minutes You Will Ever Experience
That Darn Katz!: Cats Are Evil, And Also Aliens
A Clockwork Origin: Meme™
The Prisoner of Benda: Go Google The Futurama Theorem, It’s Real
Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences: Fry Will Sacrifice His Life For Leela When You Least Expect It, part 2
The Mutants Are Revolting: Badass Leela, Very Ugly Fry and Depressed Bender
The Futurama Holiday Spectacular: Don’t You Dare Make A Three-part Episode That Is Not An Anthology Ever Again
The Silence of the Clamps: John F**** Zoidberg
Möbius Dick: Leela’s Obsessed With Very Cool Space Whale
Law and Oracle: Uniforms Kink
Benderama: How Laziness Doomed The World
The Tip of the Zoidberg: Zoidberg And The Professor Will Make You Very Sad
Ghost in the Machines: Ghost Angst
Neutopia: Genderbend!
Yo Leela Leela: Leela With Puppets (?)
Fry Am the Egg Man: Fry Is The Cutest Pet Owner
All the Presidents’ Heads: Andy Warhol Was There
Cold Warriors: Fry’s Childhood Is Always Painful
Overclockwise: One Of The Best Bender You Have Ever Seen (Also Freela Is #Canon)
Reincarnation: I Thought I Had Warned You About The Three-segments Episodes!!!!

Season 7

The Bots and the Bees: Accidental Baby Acquisition
A Farewell to Arms: 2012 Mayan Calendar, Also Leela Broke Her Leg
Decision 3012: We Told You We Could Predict Trump
The Thief of Baghead: Romeo And Juliet With Calculon’s Suicide
Zapp Dingbat: Bender, Fry And Leela’s Dad Go Surfing
The Butterjunk Effect: This Episode Is Not Good But Leela And Amy Are
The Six Million Dollar Mon: We Saw You Shipping Hermberg, So Here You Go
Fun on a Bun: 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 Good Kiss
Free Will Hunting: Bender’s Solo Mission Because Of Reasons
Near-Death Wish: Fry Adopts Two Grandparents
31st Century Fox: We Hate Fox And We’re Saying It
Viva Mars Vegas: Invisible!Zoidberg
Naturama: Seriously Where Is My Anthology of Interest?
Forty Percent Leadbelly: Bender Becomes a Folk Singer And He’s Not Ever Paralytic This Time
2-D Blacktop: 2 Fast 2 Furious
T.: The Terrestrial: Remember Popplers? Here They Are Now. Feel Old Yet?
Fry and Leela’s Big Fling: A Sex Vacation To The Zoo
The Inhuman Torch: Bender Carries Fry In His Underpants, While The Building Is On Fire
Saturday Morning Fun Pit: The Last Segment Makes Up For Everything TBH
Calculon 2.0: Bender Biggest Gayest Crush Won’t Die This Easily
Assie Come Home: Just How Shiny Do You Think Bender’s Butt Is? The Answer Is Hella
Leela and the Genestalk: Freela At Its Purest (And Tentacles)
Game of Tones: Killed 17 People In the Last Two Years
Murder on the Planet Express: Last Tribute To All The Ships That Never Sailed
Stench and Stenchibility: Bender Tip Taps A Girl Back To Life
Meanwhile: The series Is Now A Perfect Circle, And If You Play the First Episode After This It Will Be Like It Actually Restarted

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DELTA BLUES: The Beginning of it All.
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Delta blues is one of the earliest styles of blues music, thus one of the earliest styles of modern music.The importance of the genre is beyond perception as it heavily influenced blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, and it determined music as we know it today. The mix features music by all the great Delta blues musicians including Robert Johnson, Son House, and Big Bill Broonzy.
This my friends, is the beginning of it all.

i. Crossroad Blues - Robert Johnson || ii. Preachin’ Blues - Son House || iii. I Be’s Troubled - Muddy Waters || iv. Milk Cow Blues - Sleepy John Estes || v. Baby, Please Don’t Go - Big Joe Williams || vi. Where Did you Sleep Last Night? - Leadbelly || vii. Down the Dirt Road Blues - Charley Patton || viii. Fixin’ to Die Blues - Bukka White || ix. Big Bill Blues - Big Bill Broonzy || x. Future Blues - Willie Brown || xi. Southern Can is Mine - Blind Willie McTell || xii. Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson || xiii. Falling Down Blues - Furry Lewis || xiv. Cool Drink of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson || xv. Matchbox Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

8tracks playlist by Alvy Singer
image: photo of Mississippi John Hurt (c. 1950s-1960s)

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