Mudcat Café message #3714469 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157374   Message #3714469
Posted By: Amos
04-Jun-15 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)
During the hectic months when I was promoting for songs to be included in the Mudcat CDs, I of course solicited Jean's permission to include some of her songs. Her charm and character radiated in her response--she would only allow one of hers, because there were so many others, especially rising young singers, who needed to be included, but she would only agree if I also included something from Sandy Paton, Art Thieme, and Margaret MacArthur. In that single decision she greatly improved the final result of the Mudcat CD collection., and I learned wonderful new songs from all three. Jean's "Deep Shady Grove" was the song she chose to include, a classic of her pure Kentucky voice.