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Author Smith, Betty N.

Title Jane Hicks Gentry : a Singer Among Singers.

Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Part I: Meet Jane Hicks Gentry; 1. An Introduction; 2. The Hickses and the Harmons; 3. From Watauga to Madison; 4. Plantin' and Hoein' on Meadow Fork; 5. Moving to Town; 6. The Writer Meets the Storyteller; 7. Old Counce, Jane, and the Jack Tales; 8. Balladry; 9. The Songs She Sang; 10. Riddles and Rhymes; 11. Time Passes; 12. Epilogue; Part II: Jane Hicks Gentry's Jack Tales; Photo Section; Part III: Jane Hicks Gentry's Songs; A note on the Song Transcriptions John Forbes; Appendixes.
Appendixe A: Song Listings in the Sharp and Bronson CollectionsAppendixe B: Discography of Maud Gentry Long; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary ""Winner of the North Carolina Society of Historians Award 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 Gentry's songs and fifteen of the ""Jack"" tales she learned from her grandfather. When Englishman Cecil Sharp.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Gentry, Jane Hicks, -1925.
Folk singers -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Biography.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folk songs, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Jack tales -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813148359 (electronic bk.)
0813148359 (electronic bk.)