Jane Hicks Gentry-Pa Betty N. Smith

ISBN: 9780813109367

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Jane Hicks Gentry-Pa  by  Betty N. Smith

Jane Hicks Gentry-Pa by Betty N. Smith
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When Englishman Cecil Sharp traveled through the South gathering material for his famous English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, his most generous informant was Jane Hicks Gentry. But despite her importance in Sharps collection, GentryMoreWhen Englishman Cecil Sharp traveled through the South gathering material for his famous English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, his most generous informant was Jane Hicks Gentry.

But despite her importance in Sharps collection, Gentry has remained only a name on his pages. Now Betty Smith, herself a folksinger, brings to life this artist and her songs and tales. Jane Hicks Gentry lived her entire life in the remote, mountainous northwest corner of North Carolina and was descended from old Appalachian families in which singing and storytelling were part of everyday life. Gentry took this tradition to heart, and her legacy includes ballads, songs, stories, and riddles.

Smith provides a full biography of this vibrant woman and the tradition into which she was born, presenting seventy of Gentrys songs and fifteen of the Jack tales she learned from her grandfather.



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