Jean Ritchie

    Jean Ritchie

    • Jean Ritchie
    Jean Ritchie

    Jean Ritchie

    • Jean Ritchie

    Jean Ritchie

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    Dulcimer Pieces: Shady Grove, Old King Cole, Skip To My LouJean Ritchie
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    Let The Sun Shine Down On MeJean Ritchie
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    The CuckooJean Ritchie
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    Blue Diamond MinesJean Ritchie
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    O Love Is Teasin'Jean Ritchie

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        A key figure in the 1950s folk revival, Jean Ritchie was a one-woman treasure trove of near-forgotten American folk songs, most of which she learned as a child growing up in a rural corner of the Appalachian Mountains. Ritchie moved from Kentucky to New York City in the mid-'40s after attending college; there, she became a coffeehouse folksinger at night and a social worker by day. Along with her sporadic but deeply rewarding recording career, Jean Ritchie was best known as a ti... Read more

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