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Riddle Me This – Riddle & Courting Songs

LP (Item 45834) Washington, 1957 — Condition: Very Good

This album was on Washinton records, a folk project of Bill Grauer's and it is a collection of folk songs in the tradition of the genre of riddle and courting songs. Jean Ritchie plays the dulcimer and has an incredibly pleasing voice that has elements of Carter family type singing but is a bit more refined. Oscar Brand sings as well and plays the guitar and Dave Sears joins them on banjo for some tracks. The songs include "The Cambric Song", "I Will Give Love An Apple", "What Are Little Boys Made Of", "My Good Old Man", "Paper Of Pins", "Who Killed Cock Robin", and "Billy Boy". There's a total of 15 songs.  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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