LEAD BELLY MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

LEAD BELLY MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

120.00

Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced. He is best known as Lead Belly.

CLUE#1 GOODNIGHT IRENE

Is one of his classics, covered by many artists later on. The House of The Rising Sun and Where did you sleep last Night, were made famous to new generations by the Animals and Kurt Cobain.

CLUE#2 LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY

Lead Belly was imprisoned multiple times beginning in 1915 when he was convicted of carrying a pistol and sentenced to time on the Harrison County chain gang. In 1939, Lead Belly served his final jail term for assault after stabbing a man in a fight in Manhattan.

CLUE#3 THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

In 1939, Lead Belly was back in jail for assault after stabbing a man in a fight in Manhattan. Alan Lomax, then 24, took him under his wing and helped raise money for his legal expenses, dropping out of graduate school to do so. They recorded The Midnight Special and Other Southern Prison Songs . The Midnight Special was supposedly about the train passing by the prison at night.

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A mystery sweatshirt is a sweatshirt dedicated to an iconic person with 3 embroidered clues.
The sweatshirt comes either in black with white embroidery or grey with black embroidery.

Each sweatshirt is made to order in Los Angeles. The whole process takes 7 to 10 days. The sweatshirts have a classic cut, loose body, raglan sleeves and crew neck for an elegant look. We use quality fabrics and ribbing made here in Los Angeles.

There is a catalogue of almost 200 people available for order, with icons of art, music, literature, fashion, cinema and crime.
We have been making these sweatshirts for almost 5 years and they have been our best selling products. People love them as they are a clever and well designed way to pay homage to all these inspiring legends. All the clues are carefully researched, these sweatshirts make a really special and thoughtful present. 

This item is made to order so no returns will be accepted, if you have any questions please contact us at : sorellipresents@gmail.com