Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades

GUEST,Lin 15 Nov 12 - 01:48 AM
Allan Conn 15 Nov 12 - 12:01 PM
GUEST,Lin 15 Nov 12 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,999 15 Nov 12 - 01:43 PM
Allan Conn 15 Nov 12 - 04:28 PM
GUEST,999 15 Nov 12 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,Allan Conn 15 Nov 12 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,999 15 Nov 12 - 05:43 PM
GUEST,Allan Conn 15 Nov 12 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,999 15 Nov 12 - 07:03 PM
GUEST 15 Nov 12 - 08:09 PM
GUEST,999 15 Nov 12 - 08:14 PM
GUEST,Lin 15 Nov 12 - 08:54 PM
Allan Conn 16 Nov 12 - 02:38 AM
Thomas Stern 16 Nov 12 - 08:19 PM
GUEST,Lin 17 Nov 12 - 02:49 AM
GUEST,Sharon Rhoades Webb 28 Feb 13 - 09:44 PM
GUEST 01 Aug 14 - 05:46 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 01:48 AM

I recently purchased a used LP by an American folk singer named
Nancy Rhoades. The LP is called, Ballads & Blues of FolkMusic.

Album notes on back of LP cover indicates she was 17 years old when she made this album. She sings songs like "All My Trials" "Polly Von" "House of the Rising Sun" and others. It is a great album with further information that she was from North Carolina & a few other southern USA states. She has a lovely, lovely voice!

I tried doing a Google Search for her to find out more information, or if she recorded any other records and possibly still in the music business. I found a lot of hits - but all referred back to notes about the album and also three or four songs uploaded by someone on Youtube from this album.

I could not find any further information about this singer other then many, many references about the LP.

If anyone knows of this singer, what became of her after this one album and if she remained in the music business please post information.

She probably is married now so of course would have a different name.
I think the album was released around 1975.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: Allan Conn
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 12:01 PM

http://www.myspace.com/nancyrhoades1


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


This is a myspace site for a Nancy Rhoades with several songs to listen to. Might be the same person!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 01:32 PM

To Allan Conn,

I clicked on the link you provided for Nancy Rhoades on MySpace. I don't have Myspace on this computer (not my computer) and it gives you differet choices to get to Myspace. I can use this computer but hestitate to download any new programs.

Not sure which one I need to download. Can you only get on Myspace on these sites they have to choose from? Or can you get to Myspace another way? Not sure if I should download from one of these or not as the owner of this computer is away and I don't really like to download something that might effect the computer in some way.

Does the Myspace for Nancy Rhoades only give you songs to listen to? I have the album and also Youtube has songs posted from this album.

Is there further information about Nancy Rhoades on MySpace or just has the songs to hear? Since I already have the LP I don't think I would download to get Myspace to hear them - but if they are different songs from the ones on LP I would be interested.

Could you please let me know if there is other information about Nancy Rhoades other then just the songs to listen to?

Thank you,
Lin


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 01:43 PM

The Nancy Rhoades linked to on Myspace looks pretty young to be the one you seek, Lin. She doesn't look 54, which I think is the age of the gal you're looking for.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: Allan Conn
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 04:28 PM

I'm not good on the tehnical side Lin. Sorry! I just clicked on the link and it brings up a myspace site with four songs to listen to which seem to be demos for an album called Song From The Edge from 2006 which was perhaps never actually released. There is acoustic guitar backing not unlike the album you mention and a very nice female vocal. Deeper than your Nancy's voice but of course there is three decades between them! I kind of disagree with Guest999. It may well not be the same Nancy but to me it ould very well be the right age group. She would be about 54 now and the myspace site doesn't seem to have been logged into for about 5 years or so - and of course people don't always have up to date photographs anyway. There are two photos of her and she could well be in her late 40s. A quite attractive late 40s right enough :-)

It doesn't say much else apart from she lives in Greensboro, North Carolina!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 04:58 PM

Not arguing with you, Allan. It could be her. I have no Facebook account. If you do, maybe you could write her and ask?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 05:37 PM

There are a few people called Nancy Rhoades on Facebook but none of them are obviously the person on myspace. I'll message her on myspace and aske if she is the same person but that page itself doesn't look like it has been accessed by her for years.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 05:43 PM

Sorry, Allan, I meant to say Myspace. Thanks.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 06:15 PM

http://rockin-hood.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/nancy-rhoades-ballads-blues.html

Interestingly enough as well as the Nancy on Myspace coming from Greensboro in North Carolina I found this link which shows the original record lable of the Ballads & Blues of Folk Music album and it shows it as being recorded by Copeland Records and gives the address as Greensboro.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 07:03 PM

I saw that. There seem to be a few Nancy Rhoades out there. Does Copeland Records still exist?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 08:09 PM

Thanks everyone for your responses.

To Allan Conn and Guest,999
Yes, she would most likely be about 54 or 55 now. The album was released in 1975 but sometime information on back of LP could have been collected a little before that time. Or she might have been turning 18 sometime in 1975, after album release. But I think she probably is in her mid-50's now.

Anything found out about Copeland Records? If they are still around?
Of course, even if they are still in existence, (and probably a small record company at that), the chances of engineers & other staff that worked there at that time would not be working there anymore.

Hope you guys got to hear some of her songs on Youtube. The entire album is not posted, but just three or four songs from the album.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 08:14 PM

Yes indeed, Lin, listened to the gal's stuff and she "ain't half bad" in the parlance. Hang tough, because we ain't finished looking yet.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 15 Nov 12 - 08:54 PM

To Guest,999

Thanks!! :-)))


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: Allan Conn
Date: 16 Nov 12 - 02:38 AM

Yes Lin I had a listen to the various youtube clips and they are really good. The rockin-hood link I gave above also has a song from that album on it called Katie Cruel.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 16 Nov 12 - 08:19 PM

There is a photo of Nancy Rhoades accompanying an article
about the ASHEVILLE Mountain Folk Festival in High Point Enterprise | High Point, North Carolina | Sunday, August 23, 1964 | Page 35.



Statesville Record and Landmark | Statesville, North Carolina | Saturday, October 23, 1971 | Page 13
Folk Guitarist From Greensboro
Nancy Rhoades Enjoys Road Show
By JIM MAXWELL
It's a giant step from an amateur folk
singer in Greensboro to a professional tour
with Skitch Henderson.
That's the step that Nancy Rhoades has
made since her high school days when she
sang and played her guitar for friends.
Her persistence in auditioning in New
York resulted in Miss Rhoades winning a
spot in Henderson's touring company which
appeared here recently, .....
During her high school years in Greensboro
she started playing the guitar and singing
folk music. At one point she even made a
record album, but most of her music was on
a non-professional level.
When she began college at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she started
a major in piano. After one year Miss
Rhoades transferred to the North Carolina
School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.
...
she is singing folk ballads as a part of Henderson's program, but is also an actress, and has
done modeling.

... Her major at the school
of the arts was theater.
Then two years ago Miss Rhoades went to
New York to begin her professional career.
For two years, it was an endless procession
of auditions for her. She did some modeling,
and once appeared at The Village Voice, a
nightclub in New York.
Her break came when Henderson was
putting together a touring company, and required
a folk singer.
"I went to audition for him, and he liked
me," she relates.
Asked if she felt it would assist her in her
career, Miss Rhoades replied, "It's giving
me a chance to perform, so definitely it's
good.
"I like touring even though the bus rides
between concerts are very long," the folk
singer asserted." I enjoy singing for a
different audience each night, and I
thoroughly enjoy Skitch."
...
Back to her singing, Miss Rhoades recollected
that she sang in 1964 and 1965 at the
Asheville Folk Festival. At that time she
performed the "Ballad of Geordie," a song
she is using on the Henderson concert tour.
"You just can't narrow it down to a love for
music, though," she asserted. "I like acting
just as good."
"When I get back to New York, I'll
audition for whatever interests me," Miss
Rhoades said. The tour ends around
Thanksgiving. About the audition, she said
no one particularly likes them, but it's part
of the way of life.
She is completely self-taught in her guitar
playing. Miss Rhoades said Joan Baez was
perhaps the biggest influence on her during
her high school days. She also has an appreciation
for Judy Collins and Peter, Paul and
Mary, other famous folk artists.
Miss Rhoades says that during the past
few yearns she has tried to develop her own
style, and believes she's still changing in an
effort convey the message that folk songs
contain.
She says that Crosby, Stills and Nash,
James Taylor, Elton John, Carole King and
other modern singers employ the ballad
with a rock beat, making them no more than
modern day folk singers.
On the tour with Henderson, Miss Rhoades
appeared in Winston-Salem, and her mother
saw her performance, "She's really great,"
Miss Rhoades bubbled. "She didn't just tell
me how great the concert was, but she gave
me some real constructive criticism.
"After all, what I really want is to say
something, to communicate, my feelings to
others," Miss Rhoades concluded.


SO - anyone know what became of her after the Henderson tour???
Anyone recall seeing her in NY ???

Best wishes, Thomas.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 17 Nov 12 - 02:49 AM

To Thomas Stern:

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide all the information in your post about Nancy Rhoades.
I can see why she would be interested in modeling - she was a very pretty girl at 17 years old on her album cover. But of course modeling is extremely difficult field to get into - and short lived with fierce competition.
I wonder if she had any success with acting? I don't recall seeing her name in any movies - but perhaps she had some small roles.
Seems like she was quite ambitious in all of the arts.
I wonder if she ever recorded that song, "Ballad of Geordie"?

Hopefully someone out there will be familiar with her work after the Henderson tour.

Thanks again!
Lin


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST,Sharon Rhoades Webb
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 09:44 PM

Nancy is my sister and she still resides in Greensboro, NC She would be honored to here your comments. I am reluctant to give her address here but if you want can email me and I can get word to her. My email is sharwebb2@Yahoo.com


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: American Folk Singer - Nancy Rhoades
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Aug 14 - 05:46 PM

I was married to Nancy for eight years, from 1968 to 1974. We met in NC when I was in grad school at Chapel Hill. We moved to New York City in 1969 and lived there until 74. Moved to the Shenandoah Valley where I had prior taught at JMU and we divorced that year. Just fell apart. She went back to Greensboro and I think still lives there. Apparently she still does some pergorming. Her current age is 65. A great artist who had a lot of success but did not succeed in recording, though her recordings are great.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 25 May 10:50 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.