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On Christmas day in 1954, rising R&B star Johnny Ace was backstage for a short intermission, and in an effort to prove the gun he was playing with wasn't loaded, put it to his temple and killed himself instantly. Big Mama Thornton witnessed the accident, saying his hair stood straight up when the gun fired.

Lead Belly In The Pines T-Shirt - Black Mineral Wash 

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$29.95
 
 
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Size Width Length
S 16 1/8" 24 7/8"
M 19" 25 1/2"
L 21" 28 1/2"
XL 23" 28 1/2"
2XL 25" 29 1/2"
3XL 25" 29 1/2"
Description
This official Lead Belly t-shirt 100% cotton, no two t-shirt colorings are exactly alike... enjoy each for its own uniqueness! But wash separately.

Every sale directly benefits the Lead Belly Estate. 

This design reads "In The Pines" and features a starry sky surrounded by dark pine trees, with Lead Belly's signature at the bottom.  

Sometimes it was called "In The Pines", sometimes it was called "Where did you Sleep Last Night?" though it didn't start out as Lead Belly's song -- it was a folk tune played & shared between people for generations.

But "In The Pines" would forever become attributed to Ledbetter after he recorded a stunning version for Musicraft Records in February, 1944.

Almost fifty years later, the song would again surge to popularity after Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged shared that Lead Belly was Nirvanna's favorite artist, followed by an otherworldly, ground-shaking cover of In The Pines