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Thread #145512   Message #3409482
Posted By: Richie
24-Sep-12 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 3
Thanks Steve,

I'm on Black Jack Davy (Gypsy Laddie)

Need info on Ray Rhodes- where is he from etc. Black Jack Davy was sung (in 1958?) by the 7-year-old Ray Rhodes. It can be found on Art Rosenbaum's The Art of Field Recording, which won the 2006 Grammy for Best Historical Album.

Need info on Alemda Riddle's version? Where did she learn it?

Need info on Woody Guthrie's version recorded circa 1944. I know he learned some of it from his mother- where is the rest from? I assume he adapted it- source?

Richie