Jean Ritchie



Jean Ritchie

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1948
Born
December 8, 1922 in Perry County
Died
June 1, 2015
Location
Viper, Kentucky, United States
Biography
Jean Ritchie (born 1922) is an American folk singer and Appalachian dulcimer player. Became known as "The Mother of Folk". As well as work songs and ballads, Jean knew hymns from the "Regular Baptist" church she attended in Jeff, Kentucky. These were sung as "lining out" songs, in a lingering soulful way. One of the songs they sang was Amazing Grace. She wrote some songs, including one on the effects of strip mining in Kentucky. "My Dear Companion" appeared on the album "Trio" recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Old Bangum

Old Bangum

Jean Ritchie November 20, 2015

8 Tracks

Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Hangman

Hangman

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Lazy John

Lazy John

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

23 Tracks

Lord Bateman

Lord Bateman

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Skin And Bones

Skin And Bones

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

The Holy Well

The Holy Well

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

15 Tracks

Two Little Children

Two Little Children

Jean Ritchie January 20, 2015

12 Tracks

Soldier Soldier

Soldier Soldier

Jean Ritchie December 23, 2014

50 Tracks

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