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Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
12-Nov-01 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Well, Karen Carter-Schwendler's is the most complete, as far as it goes (1977). It's her PhD Dissertation, U.of KY, 1995- TRADITIONAL BACKGROUND, CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT: THE MUSIC AND ACTIVITIES OF JEAN RITCHIE TO 1977. I don't know how hard it is to look up things in dissertations, but it must be available in a library or something, at UK. Or maybe she has it all online; I have not tried to find it.

Johnross- The two-set HMV 78 rpm were released in England in 1953, during my Fulbright trip. Four of the songs are on other albums- Charlie (Over the River to Feed My Sheep), Goin' to Boston, Loving Hanna, A Pretty Fair Miss. I don't think I have recorded the others, Blackeyed Susie, and The Dear Companion (this the traditional one, not my written song, My Dear Companion). Aside from Lovin Hannah (Mt. Born CD)and Goin'to Boston (Vanguard- Trad. Music at Newport, 1964, Part 2) the recorded songs were on albums now out of circulation.