Descended from Appalachian families where singing and storytelling were common, Jane Hicks Gentry, from her remote corner of North Carolina, helped Englishman Cecil Sharp compile material for his famous ENGLISH FOLK SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS. Based on extensive research, folksinger Betty Smith provides a full biography of this vibrant woman, including many of the songs and stories from her repertoire. 70 illustrations.

Jane Hicks Gentry-Pa 1998, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813109367

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