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Aunt Molly Jackson


Aunt Molly Jackson is among the most overlooked, yet influential, statistics in American folk music. Not merely was she a modern of Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, she was also a significant impact on Pete Seeger. Sadly her recorded result consists of a unitary, recorded in the first ’30s. Delivered Mary Magdalene Garland in 1880 within the coal mining nation of Kentucky, she wedded in her early teenagers and became a qualified midwife by enough time she was 18. Since Jackson was therefore youthful when she shipped her initial baby, rather than following the custom made of the days by contacting midwives “Grandma,” she insisted getting known as “Aunt Molly” rather. Jackson was the wife of the miner within the Kentucky coal areas. Once the miners made a decision to hit for better pay out and working circumstances, she had written her first tune about the knowledge. Amid the hit, several authors led by Theodore Dreiser and John Dos Passos found Kentucky on the fact-finding tour. One of the interviewed miners and family, Jackson sang her tune, “Hungry Ragged Blues.” The impressed committee persuaded her to visit NEW YORK and make use of her singing to improve money for the strikers, which she do. After the hit was resolved, Jackson remained on in NEW YORK and continuing as an activist and vocalist, where she became known one of the folk and radical neighborhoods. Her first compositions to make an impression listeners within the radical motion had been “Miner’s Hungry Ragged Blues” and “Poor Miner’s Farewell.” By 1960 Jackson was impoverished but still was focusing on an LP of first materials when she passed away suddenly. Through the 1970s, some of these songs had been released on the Rounder anthology.

Quick Facts

Full Name Aunt Molly Jackson
Died September 1, 1960, Sacramento, California, United States
Nationality American
Siblings Jim Garland
Music Songs Hard Times in Coleman's Mines, The Death of Harry Simms, Poor Miner's Farewell, Pistol Packin' Woman, Dreadful Memories, Dishonest Miller, Hungry Ragged Blues, The Birth of Robin Hood, Mr. Concliff Turn Me Loose, I Am a Union Woman, Roll on Buddy, Ragged Hungry Blues Pt. 1, Ragged Hungry Blues Pt. 2, Kentucky Miner's Wife , Parts 1 & 2, Kentucky Miner's Wife Pt.1, Hunger
Albums Songs and Stories, The Songs and Stories of Aunt Molly Jackson, The Storyteller (Remastered)

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1 Molly Jackson loves to write.
2 Hear Me Roar was a winner at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival.
3 Skipped the 5th grade.
4 While she lived in in Texas, she attended a Montessori school for 3 years.
5 Member of Looking Ahead.



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Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn 2016-2017 TV Series Brianna
Andi Mack 2017 TV Series Iris
Speechless 2016 TV Series Girl #3
Monday Shorts 2016 TV Series short Speedy / Herself
Finding Dory 2016 Additional Voices (voice)
Game Shakers 2016 TV Series Jenna
The Shadow Guide: Prologue 2016 Short Alexandria (young)
Penny for Your Thoughts 2015 Short Jill
Circle 2015/II The Little Girl
Inside Out 2015/I Additional Voices (voice)
The Magnificent Life of Meg 2015 TV Series Meg
Hawk P.I. 2014 Short Emma Hawk
About a Boy 2014 TV Series Tiny Girl
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 Additional Voices (voice)
The Middle 2014 TV Series Ella Norwood
Hear Me Roar 2013 Short Molly 'the Owl'
Visions 2013 Short Sophie
Austin & Ally 2013 TV Series Lulu
These Dreams of You 2012 Short Younger Lucy
Funny or Die Presents... 2012 TV Series Bonnie-Ray Lewis Stump
What Comes After 2012 Short Elizabeth
Victorious 2011 TV Series Little Stephanie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series NBC Daycare Kid



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Containment 2016 TV Series ADR: voice
Daddy's Home 2015 ADR: voice
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The Crazy Ones 2014 TV Series ADR artist - 1 episode
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The 37th Annual Young Artist Awards Awards 2016 TV Special Herself
FTS Kids News 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Reporter / Herself
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2013 TV Special Herself - Reporter
Visions: Live from the Red Carpet 2013 TV Special Herself

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