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John Jacob Niles

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Legendary singer/songwriter John Jacob Niles was also a tireless advocate for folk music who collected traditional songs and inspired others to help in the preservation work. Some of his memorable compositions include "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" and "I Wonder as I Wander." A 1975 KET production.

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First Aired: July 13, 2008