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Thread #141474   Message #3257448
Posted By: Arkie
15-Nov-11 - 10:14 AM
Thread Name: Most Beautiful Ballad Performance?
Subject: RE: Most Beautiful Ballad Performance?
Would certainly like to have heard Pete Roger singing "Fair Flower of Northumberland". I first heard that ballad as it was sung by Sara Grey and her version is my favorite to date though I have consciously searched for other versions.

I put together a weekly radio program of Ozark music and a track scheduled to run this week is Almeda Riddle singing "Four Marys". I do not claim it to be 'most' beautiful but it is impressive. Almeda's version of "Four Marys" is supposedly unique to a relatively small area around Pangburn, Arkansas in that Mary's baby is stillborn.