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Dulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival

Dulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1976
Description
Two black and white prints. Ritchie was a popular Appalachian-based dulcimer player.
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Folklife People: Jean Ritchie

Folklife People: Jean Ritchie

Date
2015
Description
Appalachian balladeer and folklorist Jean Ritchie possessed a high lonesome sound ornamented with trills and quivers in the “good old way” of her Kentucky forbearers. A member of one of the great Cumberland Mountain ballad-singing families, she was able to learn hundreds of Appalachian ballads and folk songs as part of an oral tradition that stretched back to the British Isles. Often accompanying herself on the lap dulcimer, she brought her repertoire to New York City in the late 1940s, influencing many artists in the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene. In spite of the fact that she preferred singing unaccompanied, the delicate sound of the dulcimer became one of her signatures, leading to a surge in the use of the instrument among folk music enthusiasts worldwide. Ms. Ritchie also published protest songs about conditions in the mines of Kentucky, and traveled to Britain and Ireland on a Fulbright Scholarship to collect ballads and trace the origins of the Appalachian tunes she knew so well. “The Mother of Folk,” as she was often called, brought ballads and work songs to folk festivals across the country in an effort to preserve and promote the traditional music of her native Appalachia.
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Jean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster Center

Jean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster Center

Date
1976-12-05
Description
Eighteen color slides. For a recording of the concert, see S 1576 reel T77-262. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appalachian-based musical tradition, Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1946, after which she moved to New York City as a social worker. While there, she became involved in the emerging folk revival scene, performing the old family songs on her dulcimer and autoharp. She recorded for the newly-created Electra Records, starting in 1952. By the 1960s, she was a well-respected and sought after performer and authority of Appalachian music. By 1976, she and her husband, photographer George Pickow, started their own label, Greenhays Records. Many of the songs performed here appear on their first self-released album: None But One. For other Ritchie recordings, see reels T78-312 through T78-314; T79-1.
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Jean Ritchie concert at the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Jean Ritchie concert at the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Date
1978-01-16
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. The first part of the concert is on T78-314, while the second part is on side 2 of T78-313. A concert by famed Appalachian dulcimer player Ritchie that was hosted by the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster Center as part of the Florida Folk Arts Conference that included folklorists and historians from the Library of Congress (LOC), Smithsonian Institute (SI), University of Florida, as well as throughout Florida and the South. Florida Folk festival director Boltin emceed the concert, and spoke briefly about Stephen Foster. Recordings of the rest of conference can be found on T78-301 through T78-312. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appalachian-based musical tradition, Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1946, after which she moved to New York City as a social worker. While there, she became involved in the emerging folk revival scene, performing the old family songs on her dulcimer and autoharp. She recorded for the newly-created Elektra Records, starting in 1952. By the 1960s, she was a well-respected and sought after performer and authority of Appalachian music. For other Ritchie recordings, see reels T77-262 and T79-1.
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Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster Center

Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1976-12-05
Description
One reel to reel recording. Images from the concert can be found in S 1576, volume 1: slides S77-78 through S77-95. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appalachian-based musical tradition, Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1946, after which she moved to New York City as a social worker. While there, she became involved in the emerging folk revival scene, performing the old family songs on her dulcimer and autoharp. She recorded for the newly-created Electra Records, starting in 1952. By the 1960s, she was a well-respected and sought after performer and authority of Appalachian music. By 1976, she and her husband, photographer George Pickow, started their own label, Greenhays Records. Many of the songs performed here appear on their first self-released album: None But One. For other Ritchie recordings, see reels T78-312 through T78-314; T79-1.
Collection
More Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

More Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

Date
Description
This CD features selections from well-known artists such as Don Grooms, Etta Baker, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and Jean Ritchie.

Download the disc as a ZIP file containing 320kBps MP3s.
Contact the State Archives of Florida to request a complimentary CD.

Liner Notes

1. Give A Poor Dog A Bone - Mary Smith McLain (download)
With Willie James and friends.
Recorded: May 28, 1993 (Florida Folklife Program)
1993 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, tape D93-6)

2. Somewhere to Lay My Head - Williams Singers (download)
Recorded: May 27, 1988 (Florida Folklife Program)
1988 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T88-16)

3. I Believe - Don Grooms (download)
Recorded: May 28, 1995 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program)
1995 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, tape D95-36)

4. Butter Beans - Thelma Boltin and Tom Walton (download)
Recorded: May 24, 1985 (Florida Folklife Program)
1985 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T85-1)

5. Lotus - Ann Yao (download)
Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program)
1992 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T92-7)

6. Cuckoo Bird - Doc Watson and Merle Watson (download)
Recorded: April 30, 1977 (Florida Folklife Program)
Performance at the Stephen Foster Center
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-281)

7. One Dime Blues - Etta Baker (download)
Recorded: May 28, 1994 (Florida Folklife Program)
1994 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, tape D94-28)

8. Vietnamese Folk Song - Pham Duy (download)
Recorded: May 6, 1966 (Stephen Foster Center)
1966 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-158)

9. The Water is Wide - The Beers Family (download)
Recorded: May 4, 1963 (Stephen Foster Center)
1963 Annual Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-143)

10.Kimballs' Rachael - Amy Cox with apprentice Bob Murphy (download)
Her father, Gerry Cox, accompanied on guitar.
Recorded: May 24, 1991 (Florida Folklife Program)
1991 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T91-14)

11. We Are Going to Paint the Town - The Stanley Brothers (download)
Recorded: 1985 from c.1958 radio transcription recording (Florida Folklife Program)
Performance on the Suwannee River Jamboree radio program, WNER
Live Oak, Florida
(S 1576, reel T85-66)

12. Kind Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines (download)
Recorded: April 16, 1977 (Florida Folklife Program)
Portable Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-277)

13. Cruel Mother - Jeanie Fitchen (download)
Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program)
1992 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T92-67)

14. Back in the Saddle Again - Jim Bob Tinsley (download)
Recorded: March 9, 1984 by Nancy Nusz (Florida Folklife Program)
Performance at the Ocala Public Library
Library Folklife Program
Ocala, Florida
(S 1576, tape C84-10)

15. Wellington's Reel - James Kelly (download)
With George Phillips on guitar.
Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program)
1992 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T92-67)

16. Nottamun Town - Jean Ritchie (download)
Recorded: 1976 (Florida Folklife Program)
Performance at the Stephen Foster Center
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-262)

17. I Prayed Until I Found the Lord - Richard Williams, Lillie Williams, & Ella Mae Wilson (download)
Recorded: March 16, 1980 by Dwight Devane (Florida Folklife Program)
Performance at Richard William's home
Florida Record Project
Newberry, Florida
(S1576, reel T83-65)

18. Wayfaring Stranger - Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (download)
Recorded: May 29, 1993 (Florida Folklife Program)
Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, tape D93-25)
Collection
Recordings of the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Recordings of the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Date
1978-01-14
Description
Nine reel to reel recordings. Hosted by the Florida Folklife Program at the Stephen Foster Center (SFC), the conference included folklorists and historians from the Library of Congress (LOC), Smithsonian Institute (SI), University of Florida, as well as throughout Florida and the South. T78-301: John Roberts, director of the Stephen Foster Center makes opening remarks, along with Norman and Bulger. Session on the History of Florida Folklife by Bulger, Dr. Alton Morris, Dr. Ralph Boggs, and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin. T78-302: Boltin presentation continued. Plus answer and questions of the session. Session on Current Florida Folklife Program with Dr. Proctor talking on the Oral History Program at the University of Florida. T78-303: Questions for Proctor. Session continues with Dale Olsen talking about Florida ethnomusicology studies, and Bulger on the Florida Folklife Program. T78-304: Bulger continues. Session on the National and Regional centers of folklife with Georganne Fletcher from the Southern Federation of State Arts Agencies; Jabbour from the American Folklife Center; Blackman from Agrirama; and Yerkovich from the NEA. T78-305: Yerkovich continues. Session of Folklore and the Media with Charles Brown of the Folk Arts Media Project of the Charleston Communication Center; and George Reynolds, author of Foxfire. T78-306: Reynolds continues. Bill Ferris speaks on the Center of Southern Folklore. Shows film entitled Four Women Artists. T78-307: Session on Collecting folklife with Ralph Rinzler on the American Folklife Festival; and R. Thomas King on the Florida State Museum. T78-308: King continues. Theodore Grame on the Study Center for American Musicl Pluralism. T78-309: Session on presenting folklife with Pat Waterman on the Applied Anthropology Program at USF; Charles Hall on Agrirama; and Thomson on the Southern Folklore Quarterly. Final session on recommendations, led by Flemming and Bulger. Three concerts were presented in connection with the conference: The McClain Family on 15 January at the Stephen Foster Center (see T78-310); and Jean Ritchie, Alan Jabour, and the Bucksnort Barndance Band at the Lake City American Legion Hall on 14 January (see T78-311 through T78-313); and Jean Ritchie at the Stephen Foster Center on 16 January 1978 (T78-313 and T78-314.) For images from the conference, see S 1577, box 16, folder 33. For a film of the conference, see S 1615, video V-192.
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Recordings of the Fox Hollow Folk Festival

Recordings of the Fox Hollow Folk Festival

Date
1960
Description
Three reel to reels. The Beers Family began the Fox Hollow Folk Festival in 1966, which was held annually in Petersburgh, New York until 1980. Both Boltin and Ritchie played the first year -- and these undated recordings might be from that year. In 1972, Bob Beers died in a car accident in Vermont. NOTE: commercial recordings by Win Stracke and other unidentified performers have been redacted due to copyright restrictions.
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Suwannee Soiree at the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Suwannee Soiree at the Florida Folk Arts Conference

Date
1978-01-14
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. A concert and dance hosted by the Florida Folklife Program at the American Legion Center in Lake City as part of the Florida Folk Arts Conference that included folklorists and historians from the Library of Congress (LOC), Smithsonian Institute (SI), University of Florida, as well as throughout Florida and the South. Featured famed Appalachian dulcimer player Ritchie, the string band Bucksnort Barndance Band performing square dance tunes, flutist (and scholar) Olsen, and fiddler (and folklorist) Rinzler. Recordings of the rest of conference can be found on T78-301 through T78-310 and T78-314.
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Dulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk FestivalDulcimer player Jean Ritchie at the 1976 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
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Musical instruments
Old time music
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Performing arts
Musicians
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Appalachian Dulcimer
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Jean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster CenterJean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster CenterStill ImagePerforming arts
Performers
Music performance
Folk singers
String instruments
Musical instruments
Concerts
Autoharp
Dulcimer music
Singers
Musicians
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Conferences and seminars series
Concerts
Music performance
Old time music
Performing arts
Singing
Dulcimer
Dulcimer music
Gospel music
Religious music
Religious songs
Singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t77-262Jean Ritchie concert at the Stephen Foster CenterSoundMusic performance
Performing arts
Autoharp music
Dulcimer music
Old time music
String instruments
Singing
A capella singing
Concerts
Christmas music
Musicians
Singers
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Academic disciplines
Folklife
Folklore
Meetings
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Historians
Teaching of folklore
Conferences and seminars series
Historian
Educators
Public officer
Arts administrators
Ethnomusicologists
Anthropologists
Authors
Folklorists
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Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Music performance
Oral performance
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Dulcimer music
Bagpipe music
Old time music
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a_s1576_t78-311Suwannee Soiree at the Florida Folk Arts ConferenceSoundSpecial events
Conferences and seminars series
Concerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Bluegrass music
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Gospel music
Flute music
Dulcimer music
Square dancing
Dance music
Singers
Fiddlers
Bands (Music)
Flute players
Musicians
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