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Alice Hegan Rice (1870-1942) was an American novelist. Born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, she wrote over two dozen books, the most famous of which is Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. The book was a best seller in 1902 and was set in Louisville, Kentucky where she lived. Hegan was married to poet and dramatist Cale Young Rice. Rice was the niece of author Frances Little. Several of her earlier works were translated into German, French, Danish, and Swedish, and three (Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1901), Mr. Opp (1909), and A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill (1912)) were dramatized. Both before and after she became a novelist she was favorably known for short stories contributed to the magazines. First published in 1901.
Ficton; short stories. Contents: King Solomon of Kentucky / James Lane Allen -- An Experience on the Dress Line / Lucky Furman -- Courtin' on Cutshin / John Fox Jr. -- Hoodooed / Alice Hegan Rice -- Snake Doctor / Irvin S. Cobb -- Children of Noah / Ben Lucien Burman -- The Sacrifice of the Maidens / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- Old Red / Caroline Gordon -- The Immortal Woman / Allen Tate -- Room in the World / Leane Zugsmith -- Dawn of Remembered Spring / Jesse Stuart -- Mrs. Razor / James Still -- Blackberry Winter / Robert Penn Warren -- Evenings at Home / Elizabeth Hardwick -- Ebbie / A.B. Guthrie Jr.
Fiction; short stories; all authors: May Lamberton Becker; Oliver Hillhouse Prince; Johnson Jones Hooper; George Washington Cable; Lafcadio Hearn; Eliza Ripley; Edgar Allan Poe; John Esten Cooke; Bill Arp; George William Bagby; Francis Hopkinson Smith; Joel Chandler Harris; Mary Noailles Murfree; Ruth McEnery Stuart; O Henry; Edward Lucas White; Irvin S Cobb; James Weldon Johnson; Don Marquis; Pernet Patterson; Mary Hamilton Illsley Chapman; Alice Hegan Rice.
Housed at the University of Kentucky, Special Collections Research Center. Summary, "The Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice letters (dated 1925-1929; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) contain letters from Alice Hegan Rice to a friend she refers to as Mr. Adcock. The letters discuss her work and her travels. Included is a letter of introduction for an artist named Vivian Hewerdine."
Housed at the University of Kentucky, Special Collections Research Center. Summary, "This collection consists of eight notebooks, some of which Rice used as commonplace books for transcribing quotations from such notable authors as Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, and George Eliot."
Archival material, housed at the Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky. Summary, "Three Christmas cards signed by poet Cale Young Rice and his wife Alice Hegan Rice. Also included is a newspaper clipping of Rice's poem "Forget All Things But Two" about war and peace."
"[This book] recounts the literary career of Alice Hegan Rice and her poet husband, Cale, in the context of the other writers in Louisville during the first two decades of the twentieth century. It tracks the Rices' exotic travels, including their two trips around the world, and includes their encounters with such well-known fellow writers as Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Theodore Roosevelt, Amy Lowell, and Ida Tarbell. Structured on the chronology of Alice's publication history, each chapter narrates a segment of the author's life and contrasts Alice's book published in that period with one or more bestsellers of the same time"--Publisher's website.
Barren County, located in the heart of south central Kentucky, was formed in 1799 and is the commonwealth's 13th largest county. Pioneers found the land without the usual, extensive wooded areas and so it looked barren to them in comparison. The area is anything but "barren," as its land and population have been productive in agriculture, commerce, education, medicine, and the military. Voted in 2007 by Progressive Farmer magazine as the "Best Place to Live in Rural America," the county has also produced one of the South's first African American mayors, two governors, renowned musicians, a Pulitzer Prize winner, two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, a major television network president, and a U.S. Air Force general. Countless other citizens, equally productive, proudly call Barren County their home.
Butler County, located in the south-central part of the state, was the commonwealth's 53rd county. Settlers moving into the area thought they had found "a little bit of heaven"--a virgin forest of oak, poplar, chestnut, hickory, and walnut and an abundance of wild game. Out of this wilderness developed a county rich in tradition, with many contributions to state and national history. It has been said that, for its population, the county has produced more notable people than any other in the nation. This list including two governors, an attorney general of Kentucky, a chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, a US senator, three US representatives, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, two US Navy admirals, a Methodist bishop, and countless other equally productive citizens who proudly call Butler County home.
"There are many country guitar legends, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Eddie Pennington, to name a few, who trace the roots of their music to Mose Rager of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (home of the Everly Brothers). Known for developing a unique thumb-picking style, Mose worked as a barber and a coal miner when he wasn t playing gigs with Grandpa Jones, Curly Fox and Texas Ruby." --Amazon
Henry Clay Morrison was one of the greatest preachers of his time. He was a Methodist minister raised in heart of rural Kentucky. Born in 1857 and orphaned at an early age, he was blessed with the treasure of a righteous upbringing founded on faith, church, love and that wonderful "old, time religion" so prevalent and practiced in that day. Morrison had the most humble beginnings as a struggling young messenger of God's word. However, God soon began blessing and opening doors for this young man that would eventually take him across the nation and to various parts of the world, achieving marvelous results. In addition, he was a writer, an educator, a college president and the founder of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and was the publisher and editor of a very popular religious publication. Morrison's extraordinary delivery of God's word propelled him to the highest ranks of honor and respect, and gained him distinction as the "greatest pulpit orator on the American continent." Some of the most touching and enduring moments of Morrison's extraordinary life were those of his childhood. Morrison came to Barren County, Kentucky at the age of two. He was left with family by his father who was trying to make a living after the death of his young wife. Morrison grew up in a pioneer home just perfect for nurturing him into a great spiritual man that God would someday use to accomplish all the mighty works that lay ahead. This is a story that every Christian adult should want to share with their children. This is a story every young boy and girl ought to read. This is a story that reflects how the Lord can work so intimately in the hearts and the lives of young people and draw so closely to them. It is a story to encourage the young to desire the Lord and to seek a true heart-felt experience of salvation, the most important and precious thing they will ever know. It is the true childhood story of one of the greatest God-called ministers the modern world has ever known, the wonderful story of our own beloved Henry Clay Morrison. Book jacket.
The Lexie Montgomery series, book 1. "You build relationships to betray relationships. That is the motto for the FBI's undercover program, and special agent Lexie Montgomery is just beginning to understand what that means. Lexie's first assignment is infiltrating a radical cell of the Animal Liberation Front. Underground and operating in splinter groups throughout Los Angeles, the only way in is through Savannah Riley, a new recruit. Savannah left the safety of her small southern town for the bright lights of the city. Pulled into the animal rights movement by her college roommate and a gorgeous anarchist, she sinks deeper and deeper into the dark, paranoid world of ALF extremists. As the actions of her cell escalate beyond simple demonstrations and graffiti, Savannah turns to Lexie to keep her grounded. But as the two women grow closer and the FBI's case builds, Lexie is forced to decide what betrayal really means."
The Lexie Montgomery series, book 2. FBI Special Agent Lexie Montgomery goes deep undercover to investigate the Earth Liberation Front, a domestic terrorism group operating in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As Lexie struggles to infiltrate the ELF, she soon realizes everything may not be as it seems in the Lowcountry. Lexie's investigation spirals out of control and places her life in danger after someone in her trusted inner circle reveals her undercover identity. Now Lexie must work to bring those responsible to justice ... if only she knew who she could trust.
The Lexie Montgomery series, book 3. "After her last assignment went horribly wrong, everyone tells FBI Special Agent Lexie Montgomery she needs a break. But Lexie is determined to keep going with her undercover work--so when a Dutch constable goes missing, she jumps at the chance. Along with Blake Bennett, her unfamiliar new partner, Lexie is thrown into the Gathering, a haven for environmental activists planning illegal activity. It's a dangerous situation, but she blends right in--a little too well, Blake thinks. As the pair of them try to get closer to the vanished constable, he begins to suspect that Lexie may be hiding an affinity for the eco-extremists' cause. With her loyalties in question from both sides, Lexie will be forced to prove herself as an undercover agent and as a new recruit for the terrorists' cause. But as time starts to run out, staying below the radar may prove harder than she'd planned."
Includes stories by Rebecca Bailey, Michelle Boisseau, Mary Lou Brown-Byrd, Leon Driskell, Paul Griner, James Baker Hall, Jim R. Hinsdale, Chris Holbrook, Lisa Koger, Ed McClanahan, Jim Wayne Miller, Sean Jeter Naslund, Chris Offutt, Eugene Sisco, Jeffrey Skinner, Frederick Smock, Allison Thorpe, Jeff Worley.
"These poems are at once cerebral, naturalistic, and elegiac. Blessedly free of any dogma, they are a most welcome and refreshing read." -Chris Holbrook "James Riley has produced an elegiac collection that also celebrates the mystery of existence, reminding us, like the poet H. D., that the mysteries remain."-Rhonda Pettit "There is a grave tenderness in these poems, a mixture of love and pain and grief and hilarity."-Mary Ann Taylor-Hall "If as readers we are willing to consider Einstein's posit that the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one, then Broken Frequencies offers proof of this connection and more." -Audrey Naffziger. Broken Frequencies confronts the disconnect between the present and the past in our personal lives. Each poem is a search for meaning in an otherwise random sequence of events which lean always toward the relationships that lend significance to our lives, the connections between those we love and those we have lost, and the many possible futures each moment implies. From "The Heart's Sad Music," there is no escaping the realization that "We are surrounded by the ghosts of those we love."
Full title: "The Dulcimer book, being a book about the three-stringed Appalachian dulcimer, including some ways of tuning and playing; some recollections in its local history in Perry and Knott Counties, Kentucky; some observations on the probable origins of the instrument in the old countries of Europe; with plentiful photographic illustrations and drawing; and with words and music for some sixteen songs from the Ritchie Family of Kentucky." From Music Sales America: "This book teaches beginners how to tune a play the dulcimer, and features illustrations, drawings, and recollections of the dulcimer's local history. It also includes music and lyrics for 16 songs from The Ritchie Family of Kentucky. Contents: Bachelor's Hall * Barb'ry Ellen * Dear Companion * Go Tell Aunt Rhodie * Goin' to Boston * Ground Hog * O Johnny's on the Water * Old Betty Larkin * Old Joe Clark * Over the River, Charlie * Pretty Betty Martin * Pretty Polly * Pretty Saro * Shady Grove * What'll Do with the Baby-o."
Musical score; second edition. Jean Ritchie is the best known and most respected singer of traditional ballads in the United States. The youngest daughter of one of the most famous American ballad-singing families, the Ritchie family of Perry County, Kentucky, Jean carries on her family's legacy as a singer of folk songs and traditional ballads. The music found here tells the story of the ""Singing Ritchie Family."" Built upon a foundation of balladry inherited from old-world Scotland, the family's repertoire was certainly eclectic but not haphazard. The Child ballads, lyric folksongs, play party or frolic songs, Old Regular Baptist lined hymns, Native American ballads, "hant" songs, and carols brought together in this collection were assembled by family members who actively sought out fragments of tunes and completed them by adding or embellishing verses and melodies. This new edition has faithfully retained all seventy-seven line scores of the songs and added four new ones, Loving Hannah, Lovin' Henry, Her Mantle So Green, and The Reckless and Rambling Boy. The original headnotes and photographs tell the history of the song as well as how it became a part of the family's life. Chords are indicated for accompainment, and a new audiography and videography have been added to this edition.
Musical score. Unaccompanied melodies, with chord symbols. With a foreword by Alan Lomax; [transcriptions by Melinda Zacuto and Jerry Silverman; music edited by Ethel Raim; photographs by George Pickow].
Songs and music. "A gathering of friends, old and new, who here contribute their collective dulcimer experiences, news, memories, snapshots, playing styles, tuning and tablature methods, favorite songs, opinions, advice and information on where-to-buy, how-to-build, and where-to-listen to the Appalachian dulcimer."--Cover.
Jean Ritchie, the youngest of fourteen children born and raised in Viper, Kentucky, is considered one of the greatest balladeers in this century. Her performances have influenced the resurgence of interest in folk music and given audiences a glimpse into the heart of Appalachia. Jean Ritchie's Swapping Song Book brings together twenty-one songs from the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky. Many are old songs, brought over by settlers from Scotland, Ireland, and England. Child ballads, gospel music, play party tunes, and frolic songs have been handed down by family members, with each generation adding or embellishing verses and melodies. This new edition retains the original text, written by Ritchie, and includes her husband George Pickow's beautiful photographs to help illustrate the stories of such songs as "Jubilee," "The Old Soap Gourd," and "Ground Hog." A new foreword by Charles Wolfe shows how Ritchie's collection of songs is "part of the rich folk poetry" that makes up Appalachian culture. First published in 1965.
Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose is a collection of songs, rhymes and stories recalled by Jean from her own childhood. The youngest of 14 children in a singing family from Viper, Kentucky, she grew up surrounded by the ballads, hymns, play-party songs, singing games and dulcimer tunes that comprised the Ritchie Family repertoire. Her 1955 book, Singing Family of the Cumberlands , portrays the rich musical life of the Ritchies: Jean's mother, Abigail; her father, Balis, who taught her the dulcimer; "Uncle Jason" a prolific collector of "big ballads" and songs; and her older siblings. Now in her 90s, Jean has returned to the earliest recollections of her songs, and the stories that surround them. In the foreword for Susan Brumfield's Hot Peas and Barley-O: Children's Songs and Games from Scotland , Jean wrote, "The next thing I'm inspired to do is to recollect and write down all my memories of our childhood songs and games. Perhaps all of you will do the same." That was the first step toward this collaboration on Jean Ritchie's Kentucky Mother Goose . The anthology contains transcriptions of the songs sung by Jean on the enclosed CD, annotations and notes on the songs, and related stories. The recordings include Jean singing for famed collector Alan Lomax in the 1940s and '50s and for Brumfield in the 2000s. Richly illustrated with family photos from Jean's childhood, and photos by her husband, photographer and filmmaker George Pickow, this book is a fascinating window into the musical beginnings of a true American treasure.
"The "singing family" of which Jean Ritchie writes is that of her parents, Balis and Abigail Ritchie, and their fourteen children, all born and reared in Viper, Kentucky, deep in the Cumberland Mountains. Jean, the youngest of the clan, grew up to be a world renowned folksinger. But she was hardly unique in the family. All the Ritchies sang - when they worked, when they prayed, when they rejoiced, even when tragedy struck. Singing Family of the Cumberlands is both an appealing account of family life and a treasury of American folklore and folksong. In the deceptively simple but picturesque language of rural Kentucky, Jean Ritchie tells of a way of life now nearly vanished and of a gentle, upright people shielded from the outside world by forbidding mountain ranges, preserving the traditions of their forebears." Originally published: New York: Oxford University Press, 1955.
"Except for original pieces about Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary, the articles compiled here about folk, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians first appeared in Guitar Player and Frets magazines. Most pieces have been updated; they profile the artists' backgrounds, careers and contributions to their musical forms. (The articles on Odetta, Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe and Richie Havens include interviews with the musicians.) Subjects represent different eras of modern folk music: from the early days (Woody Guthrie and Malvina Reynolds) to the height of popularity 25 years ago (the Kingston Trio, Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie) to new acoustic artists (David Grisman and Tony Trischka). Also of note: an article about the Lomax family, the archivists who have made extensive recordings of folk music that might otherwise have been lost. Although this book gives the novice a general background, it adds little new information."--Publishers Weekly. Named persons: Joan Baez; Maybelle Carter; Elizabeth Cotten; Bob Dylan; David Grisman; Stefan Grossman; Arlo Guthrie; Woody Guthrie; Richie Havens; John Herald; Roger McGuinn; Bill Monroe; Gordon Lightfoot; Odetta; Tom Paley; Tom Paxton; Malvina Reynolds; Jean Ritchie; Earl Scruggs; Mike Seeger; Peggy Seeger; Pete Seeger; Happy Traum; Dave Van Ronk; Doc Watson; Bob Yellin; Carter family.; Lomax family.
Housed at the University of Kentucky, Special Collections Research Center. Summary, "This collection consists of a typescript, including corrections, of Ritchie's book Singing Family of the Cumberlands, as well as the book's jacket, a pencil drawing of an illustration for the book, and clippings of book reviews and articles about Ritchie."
Archival material. Collection available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Summary, "
FolkScene is a syndicated music program established in 1970 featuring recorded music and in studio live performances and interviews from notable folk musicians. Based in Los Angeles, Calif., the radio program is broadcast by public radio station KPFK-FM and hosted by Roz Larman, who also hosted the show with her husband, Howard Larman, until his death in 2007. The FolkScene Collection consists primarily of audio recordings, 1970-1997, of the FolkScene radio program. Notable guests featured on the recordings include Eric Andersen, Joan Baez, David Bromberg, Guy Carawan, Don McLean, Randy Newman, Odetta, Jean Ritchie, John Sebastian, Merle Travis, Tom Waits, and Peter Yarrow, among others. Other FolkScene materials found in the collection include recorded music used on the program, select outtakes and excerpts of the program, and related documentation created by FolkScene staff. The collection also contains other audio recordings, 1960-1986, not directly affiliated with the FolkScene radio program. These materials include live performances, dubs of other radio programs, and related documentation presumably created by FolkScene staff."
Audio CD; music. Compact disc. Original is reel to reel tape. Audio archival conversion made by University of California, Santa Cruz Library. Performance recorded at Merrill College, University of California, Santa Cruz on April 22, 1975.
Audio Disk. Lecture and songs. Compact disc. Original is reel to reel tape. Audio archival conversion made by University of California, Santa Cruz Library. Lecture given at Merrill College, University of California, Santa Cruz on Nov. 9, 1978.
Audio CD. Lecture and songs. Compact disc. Original is reel to reel tape. Audio archival conversion made by University of California, Santa Cruz Library. Lecture given at Merrill College, University of California, Santa Cruz on Nov. 14, 1978.
Archival material. Housed at the Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky. Summary, "This collection consists of materials collected by Kentucky folksinger Jean Ritchie. Items include copies of posters for Ritchies various performances, photographs, magazine and newspaper articles, a copy of The Dulcimer Book, songbooks, a copy of Celebration of Life, and a first edition copy of Singing Family of the Cumberlands."
Sound recording. Originally broadcast on WKAR, July 18, 1977. Summary, "Folk singer Jean Ritchie talks about strip mining and the fluctuating popularity of folk music. Included are samples of two of Ritchie's songs: "Black waters" and "See that rainbow shine."
DVD video; approx. 58 minutes. Biography of folk singer Jean Ritchie, told through interviews with her and some of her friends. Includes 30 minutes of performances from 1955-1996. Originally produced for television in 1999
DVD video; approx. 58 minutes. A background of old time American music and the means by which it was made. Performers: Tommy Jarrell, Clarence Ashley, Roscoe Holcomb, Doc Watson, Sam McGee, Pete Steele, Jean Ritchie, Edna Ritchie, Clint Howard, Fred Price, Corbett Grigsby, The Walker Family.