Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au Leadbelly: Doin' the Sukey Jump (16) RE: Leadbelly: Doin' the Sukey Jump 04 Nov 00


First of all Harpgirl. What Leadbelly is doing with his feet is what is known in classical music as "three against two". That is he is tapping one foot in triple rythm 3/3 while he taps the other foot in cut time 2/2.

There were some amateur films made of Leadbelly singing. Apparently they were done with a non-sound camera and the was recorded as he did it. Or else he recorded the songs first and then mimed them for the film. At any rate Pete Seeger took the trouble to synchronize the two. There was also a newsreal of a very young Leadbelly taken during his wedding. All of these are on a Grossman video. I don't have it to hand, so I can't give you the title; but it has two volumes and Leadbelly is on vol 2. Both volumes are worth looking at--John Hurt, Son House, and others.

Murray


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.