Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean Ritchie (born December 8, 1922) is an American folk singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Abigail and Balis Ritchie of Viper, Kentucky had 14 children, and Jean was the youngest. Ten girls slept in one room of the farming family's house in the Cumberland Mountains. Jean Ritchie quickly memorized songs and performed at local dances and the country fair in Hazard. In the late forties the family acquired a radio and discovered that what they were singing was hillbilly music, a word they had never heard before. In the mid-thirties Alan Lomax recorded in Kentucky for the Library of Congress's Archive of Folk Song. Among the people he recorded were The Singing Ritchies.
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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613576134X
  • 9786135761344