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Jean Ritchie (December 8, 1922 – June 1, 2015) was 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… read more

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    She's magic. So happy to have discovered her.
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    Some songs sound so haunted. I like it.
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    Dear companion is her masterpiece!
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    perfect.
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    Is kytrad okay? Jean Ritchie hospitalized http://bit.ly/8NjHCN

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