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As young teenagers, jazz legend Cannonball Adderley, his brother Nat, and Ray Charles played music together when they all lived in Tallahassee.

Lead Belly in Washington D.C. Racerback Tank - Women's 

SKU:LTANKLBBLACK30
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$24.95
 
 
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Size Width Length
XS 15" 25 7/8"
S 16" 26 1/2"
M 17" 27 1/8"
L 18" 27 3/4"
XL 19 1/2" 28 3/8"
2XL 21" 29"
Description
The Bluescentric Brand authentic Lead Belly Racerback Tank is available in comfortable, relaxed-fit women's sizes up to 2XL. The material is premium fabric-laundered 4.2oz triblend 50/25/25 polyester/combed ringspun cotton/rayon with a racer back. 

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.