[78-L] Pete Seeger: Good-Bye

Gene Baron gene.baron at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 13:28:22 PST 2014

The Rian Malan article about "Wimoweh"  is also reprinted in his recent
book "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", maybe easier to find than the 2001 article
or book.  And if anyone interested in this topic has not actually heard
Solomon Linda's late 1930's recording of "Mbube", it is quite an ear-opener.

gene.baron at gmail.com

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM, Michael Biel <mbiel at mbiel.com> wrote:

> Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now!" program today played back most of the
> interview she did with him in 2004 and ended with a few minutes of her
> interview with him from four months ago.  It is an inspiring hour,
> filled with a lot of his philosophy and extraordinarily detailed
> information about the creation of many of his important songs.  He
> explains how Dave Guard returned the copyright to him of "Where Have All
> the Flowers Gone", and it would have been a good coupling with the story
> about how he attempted to pay royalties of "Wimoweh" to Solomon Linda's
> family, but that story was not included on this program.
> http://www.segerfile.com/wimoweh.htm   Today's program and the other
> interviews she has done with him are at democracynow.org  .
> My daughter Leah saw him at the Feb 15, 2003 anti-war rally in New York
> City where she was at the front of a crowd of nearly half a million
> people.  Amy Goodman was the only one covering the rally -- all the
> regular media were scared to cover something anti-war in that political
> climate and pretended it wasn't happening -- and I can see Leah in the
> crowd shots.  Seeger's choice of song was surreal:  "Somewhere Over the
> Rainbow".  We both saw him at the memorial to Alan Lomax.  Other than
> that I did not have a chance to see him perform live, although his
> half-brother Mike came to Morehead quite often in the 80s and I made
> recordings of him.  I first heard of him when my sister returned from
> summer camp with "The Weavers At Carnegie Hall".  Her boyfriend had seen
> a Seeger performance in the Berkshires and raved about him, and this was
> the only album she could easily find in 1958.  Ironically he became an
> NSA computer expert and is a flaming dittohead -- I doubt he ever
> listened to the words of the songs.  But I DID.
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Pete Seeger: Good-Bye
> From: Cary Ginell <soundthink at live.com>
> Date: Tue, January 28, 2014 9:55 am
> To: 78-L Mail List <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> I don't know what to play first, but I'll start with my Hootenanny 78 of
> "The Hammer Song" by The Weavers.
> Cary
> > On Jan 28, 2014, at 6:52 AM, "Robert Shirer" <rshirer at neb.rr.com> wrote:
> >
> > It had to happen sometime, but one is never ready. Pete was always a
> > presence, retained his amazing vocal prowess long after most people would
> > have stopped singing. But even after the voice left him, he could still
> > move crowds to sing for, and ultimately, with him.
> >
> > One of my quixotic record-collecting targets is to be acquire all of his
> > recordings. There are a few obscure political campaign 78s and a stray
> > Folkways album or two I'm missing, but I've managed to find quite a few
> over
> > the years. I know what corner of my record room I'll be visiting today.
> > RIP, Mr. Seeger.
> > Bob Shirer
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
> > [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of David Lennick
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:57 AM
> > To: 78-L Mail List
> > Subject: Re: [78-L] Pete Seeger: Good-Bye
> >
> > To quote the title of Harry Richman's autobiography, a Hell Of A Life.
> You
> > can't pick a favorite by this guy, but I'll nominate Little Boxes and
> Other
> > Broadsides.
> >
> > dl
> >
> >> On 1/28/2014 5:29 AM, David Jessup wrote:
> >> http://news.yahoo.com/folk-singer-activist-pete-seeger-dies-ny-0652174
> >> 08.html
> >>
> >> "Children's Concert at Town Hall" remains a favorite; in my hands since
> > age 8 or so and joined by the reissued/expanded CD.
> >>
> >> David Jessup
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