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John Jacob Niles

John Jacob Niles has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 11 episodes and was first played on 27 April 2015.

John Jacob Niles (born April 28, 1892 in Louisville, Kentucky, died March 1, 1980 in Lexington, Kentucky) was an American composer, singer, and collector of traditional ballads. He is often called "The Dean of American Balladeers". Niles is well known for his original song "Go 'Way From My Window", as well as the many traditional ballads he collected in the Appalachian region of the United States, such as "Pretty Polly" and "Barbara Allen". He also composed the haunting Christmas song "I Wonder…

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Go 'way From My Window
John Jacob Niles
LM Dupli-Cation2012
Go 'way From My Window
John Jacob NilesLM Dupli-Cation2012
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I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Alway
John Jacob Niles
Folkways Records1964
I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Alway
John Jacob NilesFolkways Records1964
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John Henry
John Jacob Niles
Tradition Records1958
John Henry
John Jacob NilesTradition Records1958
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The Hangman
John Jacob Niles
Tradition Everest1967
The Hangman
John Jacob NilesTradition Everest1967
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The Fency King And The English King - Niles No. 49A (King Henry V's Conquest Of France - Child No. 164)
John Jacob Niles
Tradition Records1961
The Fency King And The English King - Niles No. 49A (King Henry V's Conquest Of France - Child No. 164)
John Jacob NilesTradition Records1961
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You Got To Cross That Lonesome Valley
John Jacob Niles
Tradition Records1959
You Got To Cross That Lonesome Valley
John Jacob NilesTradition Records1959
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I'm Goin' Away
John Jacob Niles
LM Dupli-Cation2012
I'm Goin' Away
John Jacob NilesLM Dupli-Cation2012
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Little Mattie Groves
John Jacob Niles
LM Dupli-Cation2012
Little Mattie Groves
John Jacob NilesLM Dupli-Cation2012
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