Various - Dear Jean- Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie
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  • Black Waters
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (05:33) [12.72 MB]
  • Now is the Cool of the Day
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (03:17) [7.52 MB]
  • The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:20) [9.94 MB]
  • Morning Come, Maria's Gone
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (03:09) [7.22 MB]
  • Lord Bateman
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (05:49) [13.3 MB]
  • High Hills and Mountains
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:05) [9.36 MB]
  • Young Man Who Wouldn't Raise Corn
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:33) [5.84 MB]
  • West Virginia Mine Disaster
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:52) [6.58 MB]
  • With Kitty I'll Go
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:49) [11.04 MB]
  • I Celebrate Life
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (00:54) [2.08 MB]
  • Pretty Betty Martin
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:25) [5.52 MB]
  • Shady Grove
    Genre: Latin
    MP3 (05:35) [12.77 MB]
  • The Cuckoo
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:51) [6.54 MB]
  • Thousand Mile Blues
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:30) [10.31 MB]
  • Blue Diamond Mines
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (06:20) [14.5 MB]
  • The Bluebird Song
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:26) [5.57 MB]
  • Go Dig My Grave
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:11) [9.58 MB]
  • Jubilee
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:23) [5.47 MB]
  • One I Love
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:43) [6.21 MB]
  • Let the Sun Shine Down on Me
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:15) [9.74 MB]
  • My Dear Companion
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (03:24) [7.79 MB]
  • Last Old Train's A-Leavin'
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (03:00) [6.88 MB]
  • Wintergrace
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:21) [9.96 MB]
  • Pretty Saro
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:13) [9.66 MB]
  • Fair Nottamun Town
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:43) [6.2 MB]
  • Golden Ring Around the Susan Girl
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:20) [5.36 MB]
  • I've Been a Foreign Lander
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (05:47) [13.24 MB]
  • One More Mile
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:44) [10.83 MB]
  • Farewell to the Mountains
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (05:47) [13.24 MB]
  • I've Got a Mother
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:31) [10.35 MB]
  • Jemmy Taylor-O
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:03) [4.71 MB]
  • Brightest and Best
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (05:03) [11.55 MB]
  • Hangman
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:49) [6.43 MB]
  • Who Killed Cock Robin?
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (03:45) [8.57 MB]
  • Twilight A-Stealing
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:41) [6.15 MB]
  • Jackaro
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (04:02) [9.22 MB]
  • The Peace Round
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (02:17) [5.21 MB]
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Biography
The 37 track, 2-CD set features performances from an impressive array of Ritchie’s fans and admirers, all of whom have come together to honor the living legacy of the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter many refer to as "The Mother of Folk." Contributors were intentionally selected to represent the diversity of genres and generations Ritchie has influenced throughout her life, with classic artists like Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, Tim O’Brien, Robin and Linda Williams, Oscar Brand, and Dale Ann Bradley sharing the spotlight with up and coming talents like the Starry Mountain Singers, Rachael Davis, and Matt Brown. Standout tracks include “The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore” (Robin and Linda Williams), “I’ve Got a Mother” (The Starry Mountain Singers), “Black Waters” (John McCutcheon, Kathy Mattea, Suzy Boggus, Tim O’Brien), “Morning Come, Maria’s Gone” (Janis Ian) and “One I Love” (Judy Collins). There is also a spoken word version of “I Celebrate Life” from Pete Seeger, one of his last recordings.

Jean Ritchie was born in 1922 in Viper, Kentucky, the youngest of 14 children. Ritchie grew up immersed in the traditional songs of the region and moved to New York in the 1940s where, as a social worker, she taught music to children. She also befriended Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand, Woody Guthrie and Alan Lomax during this time and, in the 1950s, recorded several albums for Electra. In the early ’50s she received a Fulbright scholarship and traveled to the UK and Ireland to collect traditional songs. Ritchie’s songs have been recorded by a variety of artists including Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash and Judy Collins. Over the course of her career, her song collecting and song writing has helped to preserve the musical legacy of her Kentucky home, as well as expand awareness of its challenges through her continued support of the grassroots environmental organization Appalachian Voices and politically pointed songs such as “The L&N” and “Black Waters.” Not only is Jean Ritchie an amazing musician, cultural preserver, and activist, she is and has always been a welcoming, supporting mentor for all those who have crossed her path, and Dear Jean gives a well-deserved thank you for years of inspiration.
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  • Members:
    Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, Tim O’Brien, Robin and Linda Williams, Oscar Brand, Dale Ann Bradley, Starry Mountain Singers, Rachael Davis, Matt Brown, John McCutcheon, Suzy Bogguss
  • Sounds Like:
    A CD
  • Influences:
    Jean Ritchie
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    09/08/14
  • Profile Last Updated:
    03/26/19 15:56:37
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