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Love Is Teasing: Scottish and English Early Ballads

Love Is Teasing: Scottish and English Early Ballads

In 1981, Shanna Beth McGee recorded an album of 10 traditional Scottish and English ballads involving love in its many moods (tender, tragic, vengeful, teasing). McGee, an associate professor of voice in the Theater Department at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), is accompanied by multi-instrumentalist David Johnson. One powerful track is an a capella version of “Black Is the Color,” which concludes with a brief string interlude. Other well-known traditional ballads are “Barbara Allen” and “The Water Is Wide.” Liner notes provide background information about the songs. This is McGee’s only recording. Johnson recorded several albums for Folkways including Clawhammer Banjo (FW31094), Bluegrass (FW031056) with his father Billie Ray, and Old Time North Carolina Mountain Music (FW31105) with his grandfather David and father Billie Ray.

Track Listing

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Wild Mountain Thyme Shanna Beth McGee 3:02
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Love is Teasing Shanna Beth McGee 3:42
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Cruel Mother Shanna Beth McGee 4:56
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Barbara Allen Shanna Beth McGee 4:25
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Black is the Color (String Interlude) Shanna Beth McGee 2:24
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Geordie (Georgie) Shanna Beth McGee 2:54
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The Water is Wide Shanna Beth McGee 3:44
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Mary Hamilton Shanna Beth McGee 4:47
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John Riley Shanna Beth McGee 3:43
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Bonny Boy is Young (String Finale) Shanna Beth McGee 4:41
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