Breaking Through: The Lasting Influence of Lead Belly and Pauline Frederick

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Lead Belly, portrait. Music legend Lead Belly’s life and legacy are celebrated in the new Smithsonian Channel documentary, “Legend of Lead Belly,” premiering February 23.

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