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Jean Ritchie ‎– British Traditional Ballads In The Southern Mountains Volume 1

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Ten years after British scholar Cecil J. Sharp declared the traditional English ballad a “moribund” art form, he discovered a rich and thriving tradition of ballad-singing in America’s southern Appalachian Mountains. Jean Ritchie, a tradition-bearer from Appalachian Kentucky, shares some of her favorite “story songs” of murder and romance. “Hangman” and “Old Bangum” feature the Appalachian dulcimer, a type of fretted zither unique to the region. Liner notes include an introduction by Ritchie, notes by Kenneth J. Goldstein, a bibliography on the ballads collected by Francis Child, and historical information and lyrics for each song.

Folkways Records – FA 2301

1961 US, used copy, this copy’s cover color scheme is slightly different, more dark green, blue & red

Media Condition – VG+

Sleeve Condition – VG+, comes with booklet, sleeve still has shrink, light edge wear

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