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Almeda Riddle (1898-1986) was an American folk singer.

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

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  • One of her acapella recordings, "My Little Rooster" appears on the 1997 cult film "Gummo".

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