:: Title :: Commentary by Jean Ritchie on Joe Bowers
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Anglo-American, Southern U.S., Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie II 5/49
:: Date :: 5/13/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1051.0, Track 4 (00:00:59)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session consists of more ballads, comic songs, game songs and children's nursery rhymes. Commentary is provided by Ritchie regarding the significance of many of these tunes.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "Uncle" Jason Ritchie's brother brought back many songs about cowboy life and the gold rush from his travels through Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. (Jason and his brother were really Ritchie's father's first cousins). Other songs in the family repertoire were brought to the mountains during the Civil War. Jean Ritchie wrote: "Our family, with its nine redheads, especially enjoyed the joke at the end of "Joe Bowers,' that, 'Sally had a baby and the baby had red hair!'" -Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians As Sung by Jean Ritchie [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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