Mudcat Café message #588662 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38580   Message #588662
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Nov-01 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Jean, of the songs you've written yourself, which ones do you like best? Which are your favorite traditional songs?

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a rounder reissue of two Jean Ritchie LP's on on CD, "None But One" and "High Hills and Mountains." The first cut is Fair Nottamun Town and I couldn't figure out why the tune was so familar. Now I know. The second cut is a nice country-sounding song, "Too Many Shadows." I swear I hear electric guitars in the accompaniment. Could this be? Did Jean Ritchie go electric the same time Dylan did? Whatever the case, it's a terrific CD.

-Joe Offer-