Jackie Torrence | Mountain Magic - Jack Tales II

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Mountain Magic - Jack Tales II

by Jackie Torrence

With animated language and facial expressions, hisses, shrieks, and other homespun vocal effects, Jackie Torrence (The Story Lady) has breathed new life into the age-old art of storytelling
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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1. Soldier Jack
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2. Jack Goes Out To Seek His Fortune
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I must have been in elementary school the very first time I heard a Jack Tale. The elementary school librarian read the stories to the classes from a book. The mountain dialect was used, the librarian was black, so black dialect was incorporated in the reading of the story. This changed the Jack Tales and made them funnier and, of course, more interesting.

I became a storyteller in 1972 and thought about telling the Jack Tales, and went about searching for the book and found it. The stories as they were in the book were not so interesting for telling or reading. So, I quickly tossed them aside for other folk tales. As I traveled through the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, I met people who had grown up knowing those stories, hearing those stories, and who were quite easily persuaded to tell them. The tellings that you hear on this recording are a composite of mountain tellers, librarian tellers of long ago, and Jackie Torrence.

The Mountain Magic is just that. Jack is a wonderful character, who uses magic in all of his adventures. As you listen, let Jack's magic and the magic of listening go together to make Mountain Magic weave it's magic for you.



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