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Portraits: Queen Among the Heather
Jeannie Robertson, Alan Lomax
Portraits: Queen Among the Heather
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Hearing these recordings of the great Scottish balladeer, one thinks of Marian Anderson and Mahalia Jackson, voices of such emotional energy and tender tone that they can completely overwhelm the unsuspecting heart. These ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jeannie Robertson, Alan Lomax
Title: Portraits: Queen Among the Heather
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661172029

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Hearing these recordings of the great Scottish balladeer, one thinks of Marian Anderson and Mahalia Jackson, voices of such emotional energy and tender tone that they can completely overwhelm the unsuspecting heart. These recordings bring the listener into the intimate setting of Alan Lomax's London flat in 1953, where the musicologist documented Robertson's great a cappella repertoire and personal history in interviews. Though she never sang outside of the British Isles, Robertson developed a considerable following during the British folk revival. And yet, upon hearing this voice--with its magical, flute-like purity, its precise vibrato, the whole mystery of its grace--"folk" seems too small and conventional a word. As a singer of traditional British Isle ballads, she was simply without peer. --Roy Kasten
 

CD Reviews

Master Ballad Singer
Rachel Kerksiek | Cedar City, Utah USA | 06/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It takes a master to portray the various emotions of the joyful, sad and at times heart-breaking lyrics and stories folk music brings. This CD is packed with "traveling" stories, sung by the captivating, masterful singer Jeannie Robertson. I have truly enjoyed this compilation of song from the old people, and would highly recomend to anyone who enjoys learning of the past and coming to know of the hardships and sratagies of the generations before us to listen, come to love and sing along so the people of the 21st century may always keep the beauty of folk ballad singing alive."