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The true origins of the song, along with exactly where, or even what the Rising Sun was have been washed away by time. The often disputed birth of the song's existence on record, as so many other countless folk songs, began with Alan Lomax, who recorded a young girl named Georgia Turner singing the song Acappella in the Appalachian hills of rural Kentucky. Georgia was merely 16 when she recorded the song, but was largely mum on where she had learned it. Lomax included the song in the popular Library of Congress album Our Singing Country in 1941. Notable folk singer Clarence Ashley actually did make an earlier recording of the same song in 1933, where his version is definitively in the bluegrass style.

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Release Date:

Jul 10, 2021

Countries:

Sweden

Language:

English, Swedish

Production Companies:

SVT Kultur

Official Site:

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