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Jean Ritchie's Singing Family of the Cumberlands

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...the story of the Ritchies beautifully told by the youngest member of the current generation-told in a colloquial idiom that suggests the speech patterns of Eastern Kentucky...The diction never does slip into folksiness...Miss Ritchie has somehow made her style perfectly natural, the only appropriate vehicle for her story. No greater compliment could be paid to a prose ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published by Geordie Music Publishing
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James Klagge
Jan 15, 2016 James Klagge rated it really liked it
A touching memoir of the author (1922-2015) growing up in the 1920s and 1930s. A nice complement to Sharyn McCrumb's "Ballad novels"--with the character Nora Bonesteel presumably being about the age of this author. Well-written and full of precious memories and stories.
The book includes words and music for 42 songs from the author's time growing up and how they figured into the life of their family. I waited to write my review until I had listened to a cd of the author performing traditional ba
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