The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40889 Message #588435
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Nov-01 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Who is like Jean Ritchie?
Subject: RE: Who is like Jean Ritchie?
I spent many hours at the CAMSCO and Folk-Legacy booths at the Getaway a couple weeks ago, and did some serious damage to my checking account. One Rounder CD I picked up was a Jean Ritchie reissue, two LP's on one CD - "None But One" and "High Hills and Mountains." I've been thinking you could title this CD "Jean Ritchie goes ELECTRIC," but that wouldn't be quite fair. Nonetheless, you can hear electric guitars on a couple of cuts, and they sound pretty good. It's a darn wonderful CD.
I also picked up a delightful CD by Margaret MacArthur called "Them Stars." Margaret has two CD's and lots of earlier recordings. She sings the old songs (and a few new ones) from a Vermont perspective, and the results are wonderful.