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Almeda Riddle


Who is Almeda Riddle?

Almeda Riddle was an American folk singer. Born and raised in Cleburne County, Arkansas, she learned music from her father, a fiddler and a teacher of shape note singing. She collected and sang traditional ballads throughout her life, usually unaccompanied. Introduced to a wider public by folklorist John Quincy Wolf and musicologist Alan Lomax, Riddle recorded extensively, and claimed to be able to perform over 500 songs. She was often known as Granny Riddle.

  • also known as Riddle, Almeda; Almed Riddle
  • born in (117 years ago) in Cleburne County
  • died on (28 years ago)
  • genre: Folk music
  • album: "Granny Riddle's Songs & Ballads"

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