John Jacob Niles

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John Jacob Niles (April 28, 1892 – March 1, 1980) was an American composer, singer, and collector of traditional ballads. Called the "Dean of American Balladeers", Niles was an important influence on the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, with Joan Baez, Burl Ives, and Peter, Paul and Mary, among others, recording his songs.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1956 American Folk & Gambling Songs 1
2006 My Precarious Life In the Public Domain 1
2006 An Evening With John Jacob Niles 1
2008 Child Ballads 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1957 I Wonder as I Wander: Carols & Love Songs 2
1964 John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs 1
2009 The Best of (Remastered) 1

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