WSCP 3 Jean Ritchie

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

 

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00:00:00 - Show Introduction 00:01:08 - Performance: "East Virginia Blues " (Michael Johnathon)

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Keywords: East Virginia Blues (Song); Michael Johnathon (Artist)

00:05:43 - Welcome/Artist Introduction

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon introduces Jean Ritchie and plays a clip from her song "Cool of the Day".

Keywords: Appalachia; Appalachian dulcimer music; Cool of the Day (Song); Dulcimer; Jean Ritchie (Artist)

Subjects: folk music

00:08:51 - Performance: "L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore" (Dan Schatz)

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Keywords: Dan Schatz (Artist); Jean Ritchie (Composer); L&N Don't Come Here Anymore (Song); acoustic guitar (Instrument)

Subjects: coal mining; folk music

00:12:31 - Interview 1: Dan Schatz

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Segment Synopsis: Schatz talks about "Dear Jean--Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie," an album he co-produced as a tribute to Jean Ritchie.

00:14:30 - Performance: "Pretty Saro" John Pickow

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Segment Synopsis: Jean Ritchie's son John Pickow performs "Pretty Saro".

Keywords: Appalachian dulcimer music; Pretty Saro (Song)

Subjects: folk music

00:17:06 - Interview 2: John Pickow

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon interviews John Pickow, Jean Ritchie and George Pickow's son. They discuss the mountain dulcimer and the dulcimer originally designed by his father, and their decision to launch their own record label Greenhays Records.

Keywords: Appalachian dulcimer music; Mountain Dulcimer; music business

00:20:33 - Performance: "High Hills and Mountains" (Al, Alice, & Ruth)

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Keywords: Al, Alice & Ruth (Artist); High Hills and Mountains (Song)

Subjects: folk music

00:24:48 - Interview 3: Raymond McLain

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Segment Synopsis: McLain discusses Ritchie, the folk music revival, as well as her 1952-53 Fulbright grant to travel to Scotland, Ireland, and England to collect and record folksongs.

Keywords: Folk Music; Fulbright Scholarship; Jean Ritchie; McLain Family Band; Scotland

Subjects: folk music

00:27:38 - Performance: :"Fair Nottumun Town" (Elizabeth LaPrelle and Sandy Newlin LaPrelle)

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Keywords: Elizabeth Laprelle (Artist); Fair Nottamun Town (Song); Sandy Newlin LaPrelle (Artist)

Subjects: folk music

00:30:15 - Break 00:30:56 - Performance: "Cool of the Day" (Ashlyn Shields)

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Keywords: Ashlyn Shields (Artist); Cool of the Day (Song); Vocal music

Subjects: folk music

00:34:56 - Interview 4: Ashlyn Shields

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Segment Synopsis: Shields reflects on learning "Cool of the Day".

00:35:38 - Interview 5: Judy Ritchie Hudson

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Segment Synopsis: Judy Ritchie Hudson, niece of Jean Ritchie, reflects on the musical family. and growing up in Viper, Kentucky.

Subjects: folk music

00:37:04 - Performance: "Twilight A-Stealing" (The Ritchie Nieces)

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Keywords: The Ritchie Nieces (Artist); Twighlight A-Stealing (Song)

00:39:59 - Interview 6: Dan Schatz

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Segment Synopsis: Dan Schatz, co-producer of the album "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie" reflect on the album. Schatz introduces a performance of Pete Seeger reading the Jean Ritchie poem "I Celebrate Life"

00:41:51 - Performance: I Celebrate Life (Pete Seeger)

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Segment Synopsis: Recorded performance of Pete Seeger reading the poem "I Celebrate Life" by Jean Ritchie.

Keywords: I Celebrate Life (Poem); Jean Ritchie (Author); Pete Seeger (Artist); poetry

00:42:59 - Performance: "Let the Light Shine Down on Me" (Al, Alice & Ruth and Raymond McLain)

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Keywords: Al, Alice & Ruth (Artist); Let the Light Shine Down on Me (Song); Raymond McLain (Artist)

00:46:18 - Performance: "Blackwaters" (Various Artists)

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon reflects on Jean Ritchie and her "genuine passion" for the Appalachian mountains and the impact of the coal industry. Johnathon introduces the song "Blackwaters" in the context of mountaintop renewal, performed all of the artists on the stage.

Keywords: Appalachia; Dear Jean: Artist Celebrate Jean Ritchie (Album); Jean Ritchie; mountaintop removal

Subjects: Dear Jean: Artist Celebrate Jean Ritchie (Album)

00:51:24 - Coda: Michael Johnathon

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Segment Synopsis: Johnathon reflects on Jean Ritchie as an artist and her ability to connect with audience members.

00:53:17 - Closing Credits / From the Woodsongs Archives: "Cool of the Day" (Jean Ritchie)