Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jean Ritchie - Careless Love

Freshly returned from my musical sojourn, my journey through the hinderlands of music near lost to time and disinterest, I return to bring attention to the very beating heart of American music craft. Jazz? Bah, I think not. I speak, lovingly, of Folk.


Unrequited love is pretty much the gift that keeps giving, isn't it? A peaceful song about flashing a little cleavage is just a bonus, really.

4 comments:

Craig said...

Warbly.

Melissa said...

) I love Jean Ritchie, have you read any of her books? Singing Family of the Cumberlands is pure gold! And it is hopefully not entirely forgotten, the Kodaly philosophy of teaching elementary music encourages music teachers to utilize folk music to create a musical mother tongue. Many music teachers follow this and pass folk music on to their students. You should look at some of the work Dr. John Feierabend is doing in terms of folk song research in regard to early childhood development. It might give some hope to folk music enthusiasts.

Craig said...

The sexual politics here are kind of icky. Which is true of a lot of pre-sexual revolution white female singers. I mean shit, look at the lyrics to "Silver Dagger."

Sycophantman said...

Thanks for the heads up on Dr. Feierabend, Melissa. I will indeed look into it further...