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The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles

The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles

by John Jacob Niles

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

400 pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in, illus

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813109879
  • Published: August 2000

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A legend in the folk music community, John Jacob Niles enjoyed a lengthy career as a balladeer, folk collector, and songwriter. Ever close to his Kentucky roots, he spent much of his adulthood searching for the most well-loved songs of the southern Appalachia. The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles brings together a wealth of songs with the stories that inspired them, arranged by a gifted performer. This new edition includes all of the melodies, text, commentary, and illustrations of the 1961 original and features a new introduction by Ron Pen, director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky.