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Jean Ritchie And Doc Watson Live At Folk City
Doc Watson, Jean Ritchie
Jean Ritchie And Doc Watson Live At Folk City
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
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It could only have happened in rela life, this mixing of two Appalachian family musical traditions on the stage of a hip Greenwich Village nightclub before an audience of fad-following New Yorkers. Nothing that imporbable...  more »

      
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All Artists: Doc Watson, Jean Ritchie
Title: Jean Ritchie And Doc Watson Live At Folk City
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 7/13/1992
Album Type: Live
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074000526

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It could only have happened in rela life, this mixing of two Appalachian family musical traditions on the stage of a hip Greenwich Village nightclub before an audience of fad-following New Yorkers. Nothing that imporbable is allowed in fiction. The idea could only have come from folklorist Ralph Rinzler. Doc Watson and Jean Ritchie had never heard of each other until Rinzler introduced them. Doc was age 38, and Jean was 40, and they had been reared 200 miles apart, Jean in coal-mining area and Doc in the tobacco and truck-farming Blue Ridge. Both were heirs to rich family and community traditions that were remarkably similar. But they had learned to use these traditions in very different ways and from differe aesthetic viewpoints. Jean was well launched as a professional in the incipient folksong revival, what has been called "the greatfolk scare of the sixties." It was a world Doc Watson was about to enter.
 

CD Reviews

Amazing
Dixie Diamond | Texas | 01/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must-have for fans of folk or American traditional music. With the glut of neo- or pseudo-Appalachian music out there lately (I guess since O Brother! Where Art Thou? came out) we need more releases like this of the genuine article. Doc Watson is still very popular but Jean Ritchie is not as well-known outside of dulcimer and folk circles as she ought to be."