VA – Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways (2017)

Posted by Green on August 14, 2018as

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The 19th-century scholar Francis James Child meticulously and authoritatively compiled 305 Scottish and English ballads into the highly influential collection known as “Child Ballads.” Although Child feared these ballads would vanish from human memory, they continue to be adored, studied, and actively performed across disciplines and genres. Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways (from The Francis James Child Collection) introduces listeners to 21 of these traditional songs from the label’s rich collections at the Smithsonian Institution, and demonstrates the timelessness of their themes—from murder and ghosts to jealousy and unrequited love.

Tracks:

01. Mike Seeger – Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (Child No. 73)
02. Doug Wallin – Golden Vanity (Child No. 286)
03. The Golden Eagle String Band – The Mermaid (Child No. 289)
04. Dillard Chandler – Mathie Groves (Child No. 81)
05. Iron Mountain String Band – The Hanging of Georgie (Child No. 209)
06. Margaret MacArthur – Gypsy Davy (Child No. 200)
07. Ewan MacColl – Thomas the Rhymer (Child No. 37)
08. Pete Seeger – Lady Margaret (Child No. 74)
09. Jean Ritchie – Lord Randall (Child No. 12)
10. Paul Clayton – Pretty Polly and False William (Child No. 4)
11. Warde Ford – Andrew Batan (Child No. 250)
12. E.C. and Orna Ball – Three Nights Drunk (Child No. 274)
13. The New Lost City Ramblers – Lord Bateman (Child No. 53)
14. Ellen Stekert – The Two Sisters (Child No. 10)
15. Lead Belly – Gallis Pole (Child No. 95)
16. Ella Parker – Lord Barnett (Child No. 68)
17. Artus Moser – The False Knight Upon the Road (Child No. 3)
18. Dan Tate – Barbara Allen (Child No. 84)
19. Paul Clayton – The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (Child No. 113)
20. Dorothy Rorick – The House Carpenter (Child No. 243)
21. Horton Barker) – The Farmer’s Curst Wife (Child No. 278)

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