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Smithsonian Folkways Records Reissues Jean Ritchie's "British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains"

Posted on the 22 August 2013 by Notlobmusic @notlobmusic
Smithsonian Folkways Records Reissues Jean Ritchie's


Jean Ritchie is a national treasure, one of America's finest and best known traditional singers. She grew up in Viper, Kentucky, and is part of a large family, the famous "Singing Ritchies of Kentucky." The ballads on this recording are outstanding Appalachian versions of the "Child ballads," English and Scottish narrative songs collected and published by scholar Francis James Child in the late 19th century. The songs tell of true and lost love, jealousy, treachery, grief, death, and the supernatural. This reissue of her landmark Folkways recordings British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountainsbrings her clear, pure voice and timeless songs to new generations of listeners.

COUNTRY(S) United States

RECORD LABELSmithsonian Folkways Recordings
SOURCE ARCHIVESmithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
CREDITSCompiled by Kenneth S. Goldstein ; Produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein ; Liner Notes by Kenneth S. Goldstein ; Liner Notes by Jean Ritchie ; Liner Notes by Stephanie Smith ; Mastered by Pete Reiniger ; Design by Sonya Cohen Cramer ; Photography by George Pickow

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Smithsonian Folkways Records Reissues Jean Ritchie's

101Gypsy LaddieJean Ritchie2:50

102False Sir JohnJean Ritchie4:21

103HangmanJean Ritchie2:00

104Lord BatemanJean Ritchie6:05

105The House CarpenterJean Ritchie4:22

106Lord Thomas and Fair EllenderJean Ritchie5:30

107The Merry Golden TreeJean Ritchie2:12

108Old BangumJean Ritchie1:56

109Barbary AllenJean Ritchie5:04

110The Unquiet GraveJean Ritchie4:00

111Sweet William and Lady MargaretJean Ritchie6:53

112There Lived an Old LordJean Ritchie5:29

113Cherry Tree CarolJean Ritchie3:48

114EdwardJean Ritchie2:35

115Lord RandallJean Ritchie2:54

116Little MusgraveJean Ritchie12:02

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