Check out these new and used Leadbelly vinyl records LPs for sale. Leadbelly (or Lead Belly) was born to the world as Huddie Ledbetter in 1889 in Louisiana. (Ah, so that’s how Pearl Jam’s Yellow Ledbetter originated.) He was exposed to a large variety of music while working the fields. His life included a great amount of poverty and time in prison, after being convicted of murder in 1917 as well as attempted murder in 1930. Leadbelly is most known for his songs Rock Island Line, Goodnight Irene, The Midnight Special and Cotton Fields. Later in life, he became a folk singer in the urban North. His music, however, did not become well-known until after his death. He was a true master of blues, folk ballads, prison songs, and spirituals. Leadbelly has also been dubbed the king of the twelve string guitar, as he took that instrument to new levels. There are many vinyl recordings of Leadbelly out there, and he was most affiliated with the Folkways label. We recommend starting your Leadbelly vinyl collection with the signature albums Negro Folk Songs and Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Our LP inventory is constantly changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.