Mudcat Café message #592081 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38580   Message #592081
Posted By: GUEST,BigDaddy
13-Nov-01 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
No. I know I have a sentimental fondness for "Clear Waters Remembered," perhaps because it was the first LP of yours I owned (and still do). Apart from that, to me (and I'll bet there are many others), it's just about as perfect an album as can be. Yes, I can find many of these songs on other recordings, but it's just not the same. It's like telling a Beatles fan he can't ever replace his copy of "Sergeant Pepper," but he can listen to most of the songs elsewhere. Sometimes I think you will never fully realize what a faithful and appreciative following you have out here. The last time I was in Elderly Instruments store in Michigan, I gave them a piece of my mind about what a limited selection of your work they offer. I'm willing to pester Juneappal, and I'm sure others will, too, if it means getting "Sweet Rivers" back on the shelf. My mother was as much a fan of yours as myself, up until her death at 83 on Thanksgiving of 1995. I recently introduced a twenty-something friend of mine to your music and she's "hooked" as well. Even considering taking up the mountain dulcimer.