Books by Jean Ritchie
Apple Seeds and Soda Straws: Love Charms and Legends Written Down for Young and Old. New York: H.Z. Walck, 1965.
Celebration of Life. Port Washington, NY: Geordie Music Publishing, 1971.
The Dulcimer Book. New York: Oak Publications, 1963.
Dulcimer People. New York: Oak Publications, 1975.
Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians as Sung by Jean Ritchie. New York: Oak Publications, 1965.
From Fair to Fair. New York: H.Z. Walk, 1966.
Garland of Mountain Songs. New York: Broadcast Music, 1953.
Singing Family of the Cumberlands. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955; reprint, Oak Publications, 1963; reprint, Geordie Music Publishing, 1980; reprint, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988.
The Swapping Song Book. New York: Oak Publications, 1965.
Traditional Mountain Dulcimer. New York: Homespun Tapes, 1984.
Articles by Jean Ritchie
A Dulcimer Round from Jean Ritchie. Sing Out! 25/2 (1976): 20-21.
Jean Ritchies Junaluska Keynote: Now Is the Cool of the Day. Mountain Life and Work 46/5 (1970): 3-8.
Living Is Collecting: Growing Up in a Southern Appalachian Folk Family. In An Appalachian Symposium: Essays Written in Honor of Cratis D. Williams, edited by J.W. Williamson. 188-98. Boone, NC: Appalachian State University Press, 1977.
Yonder Comes My Beau. Ladies Home Journal 72 (April 1955): 54, 127-29.
Other Articles and Books of Interest
Baker, Edna Ritchie. Memories of Musical Moments. Appalachian Heritage 5/3 (1977): 59-64.
Folksongs for Singing: Pretty Little Pink. Mountain Life and Work 26/3 (1950): 13-14.
The Singing Ritchies. Mountain Life and Work 29/3 (1953): 6-10.
Bluestein, Gene. Poplore: Folk and Pop in American Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994.
Botkin, B.A. The American Play-Party Song. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1963.
Brand, Oscar. The Ballad Mongers: Rise of the Modern Folksong. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1962.
Brewer, Mary T. A Golden Memory. Mountain Life and Work 40/2 (1964): 21-25.
Carter-Schwendler, Karen L. Traditional Background, Contemporary Context: The Music and Activities of Jean Ritchie to 1977. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kentucky, 1995.
Caudill, Harry M. Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1963.
Eller, Ronald. Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1989.
Jones, Loyal. Jean Ritchie: Twenty-Five Years After. Appalachian Journal VIII (1981): 224-229.
The Newport Folk Festival Songbook. New York: Alfred Music Company, 1965. Introduction by Jean Ritchie.
Rosenberg, Neil V., editor. Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Smith, L. Allen. A Catalogue of Pre-Revival Appalachian Dulcimers, with a Foreword by Jean Ritchie. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1983.
Whisnant, David. All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
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Text compiled by Karen L. Carter-Schwendler. Photo by George Pickow.
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