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Folk songs -- Appalachian Region, Southern.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Asher and Little Jimmie Sizemore Radio Program Reference Collection

 Collection — 1
Identifier: BCA 0143 SAA 143
Abstract Asher Sizemore (1906-1975) initially worked as a bookkeeper for a mining company in Pike County, Kentucky, but aspired to be a singer. In 1931, singing old-time and cowboy songs, he appeared on radio in Huntington, West Virginia, before moving to WCKY Cincinnati and then WHAS Louisville, where he was first joined on air by his five-year-old son Jimmie (1928-  ). In 1933, the duo were hired by the WSM Grand Ole Opry, where they remained a popular act for about 10 years. Asher and Little...
Dates: Created: 1933-1990

Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0031 SAA 029
Abstract Bascom Lamar Lunsford was particularly noted for his memory collection of 300 ballads, tunes and tales and the establishment in 1927, of the Ashville, North Carolina based Mountain Dance and Folk Festival which has continued to the present time. During his long career, Lunsford practiced law, published a song collection, and made several documentary recordings, while continuing to perform (vocal, banjo, and fiddle) collect songs, and write a few of his own (including “That Good Old Mountain...
Dates: Created: 1874-1973

Jean Ritchie Folk Music of Ireland and Scotland Recordings

 Collection — 1
Identifier: BCA 0145 SAA 145

Jean Ritchie (1922-2015), was a Kentucky singer and song writer. She recieved a Fulbright scholarship in 1952 and 1953, to study the links between her family's music traditions and those from England, Ireland, and Scotland. She tape recorded many hours of performances and interviews. Her husband, George Pickow accompanied her, photographing Seamus Ennis, Leo Rowsome, Sarah Makem and other musicians.

Dates: Created: 1952 - 1953

Josiah Combs Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0071 SAA 071
Abstract Born in Hazard, Kentucky, Josiah H. Combs (1886-1960) grew up in Hindman where he learned many folksongs from family members, especially his mother. In 1902 he entered the newly established Hindman Settlement School, where his songs came to the attention of school director, Katherine Pettit (who sent the words of several of these songs to folk music scholar George Lyman Kittredge who arranged for their publication in the Journal of American Folklore.) ...
Dates: Created: 1910-1960

Katherine Jackson French Ballad Collection

 Collection — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series Series 4
Identifier: BCA 0005-SAA 004
Abstract Katherine Jackson French was influenced to collect mountain ballads through friends who had attended a lecture—in 1905—at which two instructors from Berea College, Kentucky, spoke about the uncollected ballads in the mountains of Kentucky.  She was writing her dissertation at Columbia University at the time and she delayed investigating the matter of collecting mountain ballads until 1909 when she returned to London, Kentucky, to attend her mother who was ill. On at least two occasions in...
Dates: Created: 1909-1916