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The True Lover's Farewell: Appalachian Folk Ballads

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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: 3/28/1995
  • Label: Dorian Recordings
  • UPC: 053479021328
  • Catalog Number: 90213
  • Sales rank: 20,912

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Baltimore Consort Primary Artist, Track Performer
Custer LaRue Indexed Contributor, Soprano (Vocal)
Mary Anne Ballard Bass Viol, Treble Viol
Ronn McFarlane Lute
Mark Cudek Bass Viol, Cittern
Technical Credits
Craig D. Dory Engineer
David H. Walters Engineer
Douglas Brown Producer, Engineer
Brian M. Levine Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
David H. Walters Engineer
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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    Beautiful! Transports you to another time!

    Beautiful! Transports you to another time!

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