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XLT Lead Belly in Washington D.C. T-Shirt - Men's Big & Tall 

SKU:AXLTLBBLACK30
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$26.45
 
 
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Size Width Length
XLT 24" 33.5"
2XLT 26" 34.5"
3XLT 28" 35.5"
Description
This is the special XLT version of this t-shirt. 
 

This Bluescentric Brand XLT authentic Lead Belly t-shirt comes in preshrunk 6oz 100% cotton sizes XLT, 2XLT and 3XLT. Sizes run very true, and have minimal, if any, shrinking. This is a standard go-to t shirt for our big & tall music lovers. 

Official Lead Belly! Every sale directly benefits Lead Belly's estate. 

The design says "Lead Belly" with light distress around the lettering. This extraordinary photo of Lead Belly was taken by William Gottlieb at a press club gathering in Washington D.C. in 1938.

It's notable that Lead Belly was in Washington at all... The previous June 1937, Lead Belly had traveled to the nation's capitol city to record for Alan Lomax, only to immediately experience horrifying firsthand Jim Crow racism.

Within hours, the guitarist had penned the famous song "Bourgeois Blues" -- a damning number about the disturbing treatment of people with black skin in Washington D.C.

But Lead Belly couldn't be held down by hate -- he returned to the town at least two more times in the following years, recording again with Lomax and acquainting himself with other rising artists of the time, such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Josh White.