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Meet Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960), one of American folklore's most fascinating characters. She is a forceful and colorful character.

Meet Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960), one of American folklore's most fascinating characters. A coal miner's daughter. Shelly Romalis does great work with this story of the Harlan County community, the NY liberal intelligentsia who came down to support their cause, and the role that music played in the larger story. Someone needs to make a movie about this colorful folksinger, activist & incredibly willful woman.

Meet Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960), one of American folklore's most fascinating characters

Meet Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960), one of American folklore's most fascinating characters. A coal miner's daughter, she grew up in eastern Kentucky, married a miner, and became a midwife, labor activist, and songwriter. Shelly Romalis draws upon interviews and archival materials to construct this portrait of an Appalachian woman who remained radical, raucous, proud, poetic, offensive, self-involved, and in spirit the "real" pistol packin' mama of the song. Mr. Coal operator call me anything you please, blue, green, or red, I aim to see to it that these Kentucky coalminers will not dig your coal while their little children are crying and dying for milk and bread.

Romalis, Shelly (1998) Pistol Packin' Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong, University of Illinois Press. Weissman, Dick (2006) Which Side Are You On?: An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America, Continuum International Publishing Group. Works by or about Aunt Molly Jackson at Internet Archive. Kentucky Diva: Aunt Molly Jackson from American Studies at the University of Virginia. Pistol Packin' Mama - Shelly Romalis. Recordings of Aunt Molly Jackson on Folkways Records. BNF: cb14645163z (data). Fusing hard experience with rich Appalachian musical tradition, her songs became weapons of struggle.

Yates, M. (1999) Pistol Packin' Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong (Shelley Romalis). In: Folk Music Journal, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 661-663.

Aunt" Molly Jackson (1880-1960) was the only person to record for both . Aunt Molly's vivid narratives and stark, harsh singing awed the writers, and they urged her to come north to assist in fund raising for th. .

Aunt" Molly Jackson (1880-1960) was the only person to record for both Columbia's 15000-D "hillbilly" record series of 1924-32 and also the Library of Congress's Archive of Folksong. Pistol Packin' Mama is a biography of a remarkable woman embedded in a study of the left wing folksong revival of the 1930s. The material is divided into three parts. Aunt Molly's vivid narratives and stark, harsh singing awed the writers, and they urged her to come north to assist in fund raising for the miners' benefit. Two chapters of the central section of the book are devoted to Aunt Molly's biography, respectively prior to and subsequent to her relocation to New York City in December 1931.

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Meet Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960), one of American folklore's most fascinating characters. A coal miner's daughter, she grew up in eastern Kentucky, married a miner, and became a midwife, labor activist, and songwriter. Fusing hard experience with rich Appalachian musical tradition, her songs became weapons of struggle. In 1931, at age fifty, she was discovered and brought north, sponsored and befriended by an illustrious circle of left-wing intellectuals and musicians, including Theodore Dreiser, Alan Lomax, and Charles Seeger and his son Pete. Along with Sarah Ogan Gunning, Jim Garland (two of Aunt Molly's half-siblings), Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and other folk musicians, she served as a cultural broker, linking the rural working poor to big-city left-wing activism. Shelly Romalis draws upon interviews and archival materials to construct this portrait of an Appalachian woman who remained radical, raucous, proud, poetic, offensive, self-involved, and in spirit the real pistol packin' mama of the song.

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Asher
A tremendous source on the 1931 Harlan County coal-mining strike & the role of Aunt Molly Jackson in it. She is a forceful and colorful character. Shelly Romalis does great work with this story of the Harlan County community, the NY liberal intelligentsia who came down to support their cause, and the role that music played in the larger story. Someone needs to make a movie about this colorful folksinger, activist & incredibly willful woman.
Dagdarad
this book is about my dad's sister aunt molly jackson.my dad was biil garland .aunt molly was called pistol packin momma because she rode horseback across the mountains to deliver babies. she always carried her pistol with her in case there was trouble.she had a gruff voice ,but a twinkle in her eye when she would tell her stories.she believed in helping people and, her songs reflected this.she was a treasure.aunt molly is a part of our mountain heritiage we should never forget.i teach my children and grandchildren about my mountain heritiage
Venemarr
I first heard about "pistol packin' mama" when I was a child. They played the song on the radio then announced that Molly Jackson had died. My mother told me then that she was my granny's half-sister. What child is not going to be fascinated by being related to someone with that sort of nickname? My grandma, Lona Isabelle, is the Garland that did not leave Kentucky. She married Matt Doolin and proceeded to have lots of children. At least one of her sons was killed in the coal mine. She told me lots of stories but never once mentioned Molly. My cousins and I were understandably curious but could not find out anything about her. We saw Jim and Sarah when they came to visit, but they never mentioned her either. We have all tried to find out about her in various libraries with very little luck. I have just started using the internet and this was one of the first things I looked up.I found this book and ordered it, hoping it would give me some idea about who she was. I received the book yesterday and could not put it down. Obviously all of my family will be as interested as I am. I think it will be fascinating to anyone interested in labor relations, women's roles in history, or Appalachian living. It was well worth the money to me and you will be getting more orders from our family. I want to thank Shelly Romalis for taking the time to research and write this book.
Pistol Packin' Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong (Music in American Life) download epub
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Author: Shelly Romalis
ISBN: 0252024214
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press (November 1, 1998)
Pages: 239 pages