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Jean Ritchie  Ballads from her Appalachian Family Tradition  CD

Jean Ritchie Ballads from her Appalachian Family Tradition CD

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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 of British traditional ballads in Appalachia brings her clear, pure voice and timeless songs to new generations of listeners. Extensive notes, 73 minutes.

101     Gypsy Laddie      Jean Ritchie      2:50                  
102     False Sir John     Jean Ritchie     4:21                     
103     Hangman     Jean Ritchie     2:00                           
104     Lord Bateman     Jean Ritchie     6:05                       
105     The House Carpenter     Jean Ritchie     4:22               
106     Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender     Jean Ritchie     5:30      
107     The Merry Golden Tree     Jean Ritchie     2:12             
108     Old Bangum     Jean Ritchie     1:56                         
109     Barbary Allen     Jean Ritchie     5:04                     
110     The Unquiet Grave     Jean Ritchie     4:00                 
111     Sweet William and Lady Margaret     Jean Ritchie     6:53
112     There Lived an Old Lord     Jean Ritchie     5:29           
113     Cherry Tree Carol     Jean Ritchie     3:48                 
114     Edward     Jean Ritchie     2:35                             
115     Lord Randall     Jean Ritchie     2:54                       
116     Little Musgrave     Jean Ritchie     12:02               


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