True Lover's Farewell: Appalachian Folk Ballads

True Lover's Farewell: Appalachian Folk Ballads

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by Baltimore Consort
     
 

The European folk music that British, Scottish and Irish immigrants brought with them to the U.S. paved the way for at least three forms of music: country, bluegrass and American folk. Essentially, American bluegrass is an extension of the Celtic jigs and reels of Ireland and Scotland, and the storytelling of country and American folk stems from British and Celtic… See more details below

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The European folk music that British, Scottish and Irish immigrants brought with them to the U.S. paved the way for at least three forms of music: country, bluegrass and American folk. Essentially, American bluegrass is an extension of the Celtic jigs and reels of Ireland and Scotland, and the storytelling of country and American folk stems from British and Celtic folk traditions. Illustrating the parallels between English and Appalachian folk ballads, this 1994 recording consists primarily of songs that were published in the 1932 book English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians. The liner notes are quite comprehensive, letting us what folk singers from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia or North Carolina had performed the songs in the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. On all of the songs, the Baltimore Consort features Custer LaRue, an excellent singer who joined the outfit in 1983. The expressive LaRue, who grew up in Virginia, sings in a soprano, and she often reminds us of early Joan Baez. From "the Rebel Soldier" and "Lord Baterman" to "Johnny Home from Sea" and "Arise, Arise, You Slumbering Sleeper," the charismatic LaRue has no problem brings these pastoral songs to life. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/1995
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479021328
catalogNumber:
90213
Rank:
343083

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Tracks

  1. Turtle Dove, folk song  -  Baltimore Consort
  2. Fair Margaret and sweet William (Child 74)  -  Baltimore Consort
  3. Gypsen Davey  -  Baltimore Consort
  4. Arise, Arise, You Slumbering Sleeper  -  Baltimore Consort
  5. Soldier Boy for Me  -  Baltimore Consort
  6. Lord Bateman (Child 53)  -  Baltimore Consort
  7. Berayna  -  Baltimore Consort
  8. Outlandish knight (Child 4)  -  Baltimore Consort
  9. Lady Gay (The Wife of Usher's Well), folk song (Child 79) [Child No. 79  -  Baltimore Consort
  10. Johnny Home from Sea  -  Baltimore Consort
  11. Charlie's Sweet  -  Baltimore Consort
  12. Earl Brand (Child 7)  -  Baltimore Consort
  13. The Lady and the Dragoon  -  Baltimore Consort
  14. Nightingale  -  Baltimore Consort
  15. The Rebel Soldier  -  Baltimore Consort
  16. The True Lover's Farewell  -  Baltimore Consort

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