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Film, Video "Love Is Teasing"

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  • "Love Is Teasing"


  • The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress challenged musical artists to interpret material from its unparalleled archive of ethnographic recordings of traditional folk music. Artists were asked to put their own spin on these archival treasures, and to perform them at a special showcase during the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, Missouri in 2023. The showcase was recorded for this webcast. This video features Australian singer and songwriter Ernest Aines performing the song "Love Is Teasing" from a field recording of unaccompanied singer Jean Ritchie of Viper, Kentucky, recorded by Alan Lomax in his 3rd Street apartment in New York City on April 16, 1949.

Event Date

  • May 01, 2023

Running Time

  • 2 minutes 20 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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"Love Is Teasing". 2023. Video.

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(2023) "Love Is Teasing". [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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