Mudcat Café message #2598361 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119547   Message #2598361
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
27-Mar-09 - 05:34 AM
Thread Name: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Subject: RE: 1954 and All That - defining folk music
Guess what I'm listening to when I switch on the laptop this morning to check out Mudcat?? The Smithsonian Folkways CD of Ballads so exquisitely sung by a certain Jean Ritchie. It's one of those things I reach for after a rough night - a sweet salve to the very soul so it is. Although I didn't get to hear it until 2004, I see this was recorded in 1961 - the year, indeed, I was born. How cool is that?

She cannot be termed a folksinger, because she has been to college

Priceless.

And for those who don't know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IBuW1HA5x0