Riddles Wisely Expounded (Child 1) - Anaïs Mitchell, Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads (CD, Album)

Label: Wilderland Records - WILDER002LP • Format: CD Album, Club Edition, Promo Gatefold • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Riddles Wisely Expounded (Child 1) - Anaïs Mitchell, Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads (CD, Album)

Gatefold sleeve. Promo CD album in gatefold card sleeve. "All songs adapted from the traditional versions collected by Sir Francis James Child and published in The English & Scottish Popular Ballads () and inspired by those who have reworked and interpreted them before us, especially Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, Fairport Convention, Andy Irvine, Anne Briggs, Pentangle, Ewan MacColl, June.

 · The Child Ballads are a portfolio collection of ballads from England and Scotland (plus the ballads' American variants) assembled by Francis James Child and originally published as The English and Scottish Popular Ballads in ten volumes between and , a group of ancient melodies and lyrics that are at the very center of traditional folk music, and versions of these songs /10(42).

On this album, Anaïs teams up with collaborator Jefferson Hamer to co-arrange old English and Scottish folk ballads from the Francis James Child collection. The recording, which was produced in Nashville by Gary Paczosa, is an intimate one, featuring a lot of close harmony and two-acoustic-guitar arrangements.

 · Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer. Buy the CD album for $ and get the MP3 version for FREE. CD album ships from and sold by Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to /5().

 · Jefferson Hamer discusses 'Child Ballads' project with Anaïs Mitchell Finally coming upon a U.K. vinyl pressing of American folk singer-songwriters Jefferson Hamer and Anaïs Mitchell’s "Child Ballads," released just four months ago and apparently vanishing about 20 minutes later, definitely ranks among the highlights of my record-buying.

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