Niles, John Jacob (1892–1980)

Composer, Song-catcher, and Musicologist

John Jacob Niles was the most important collector of songs sung by ordinary American doughboys during World War I. His father was a folksinger and square-dance caller, his mother a pianist and church organist.

Niles was raised in rural ...

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