Jeannie Robertson

Profile:
Scottish folk singer, born 1908 and died 13 March 1975.
Mother of singer Lizzie Higgins.

". . . one of the elect -- one of the angels of folk song that have kept the tradition alive and burning across all time."
Alan Lomax

Many folklorists, from Alan Lomax to Peter Kennedy, have encountered Jeannie and searched for expressions to describe her stature as a folk-artist (she has been called “monumental”, “sweet and heroic” and “a glorious singer”).

Maybe Herschel Gower, the young ballad scholar from Tennessee, hit it off best when he said: “If only Francis James Child could have heard this!”
Hamish Henderson of the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh.
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Albums

RLP 12-633 Songs Of A Scots Tinker Lady — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Songs Of A Scots Tinker Lady (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-633 US 1956 Sell This Version
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10T52 Jeannie Robertson — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson (Album) Topic Records 10T52 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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13006, PRES-INT-13006 World's Greatest Folk Singer — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson World's Greatest Folk Singer (Album) Prestige International, Prestige International 13006, PRES-INT-13006 US 1961 Sell This Version
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INT 13075 The Cuckoo's Nest & Other Scottish Folk Songs — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson The Cuckoo's Nest & Other Scottish Folk Songs (Album) Prestige International INT 13075 US 1963 Sell This Version
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LIFL 7001 Up The Dee And Doon The Don — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Up The Dee And Doon The Don(LP, Album) Lismor Folk LIFL 7001 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

JES 8 I Ken Where I'm Going — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson I Ken Where I'm Going(7", EP) Collector Records JES 8 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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JES 1 Scottish Folk Songs, Vol. 1 — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Scottish Folk Songs, Vol. 1(7", EP) Collector Records JES 1 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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JES 4 Sings Twa Brothers, Davy Faa, My Rovin' Eye — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Sings Twa Brothers, Davy Faa, My Rovin' Eye(7") Collector Records JES 4 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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7EG 8534 Jeannie's Merry Muse — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Jeannie's Merry Muse(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EG 8534 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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JFS 4001 Lord Donald — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Lord Donald(10") Collector Records JFS 4001 UK 1960 Sell This Version
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Compilations

60-186 The Gipsy Lady: Scots Songs & Big Ballads, Vol. 2 — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson The Gipsy Lady: Scots Songs & Big Ballads, Vol. 2(Cass, Comp) Folktracks (2) 60-186 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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60-187 Silly John & The Factor: Life Stories Of A Scottish Tinker, Vol. 3 — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson Silly John & The Factor: Life Stories Of A Scottish Tinker, Vol. 3(Cass, Comp) Folktracks (2) 60-187 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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11661-1720-2 The Queen Among The Heather — Jeannie Robertson Jeannie Robertson The Queen Among The Heather(CD, Comp) Rounder Records 11661-1720-2 US 1998 Sell This Version