[78-L] Pete Seeger: Good-Bye
busterdog at mac.com
Tue Jan 28 14:47:30 PST 2014
Here is one of a number of snippets from a rare appearance Pete made in 2009:
Check out this video on YouTube:
There are others on that same YouTube "channel" (PeteSeegerAt90).
> On Jan 28, 2014, at 1:28 PM, Gene Baron <gene.baron at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>>> 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
>>> the years. I know what corner of my record room I'll be visiting today.
>>> RIP, Mr. Seeger.
>>> Bob Shirer
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>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:57 AM
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>>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Pete Seeger: Good-Bye
>>> To quote the title of Harry Richman's autobiography, a Hell Of A Life.
>>> can't pick a favorite by this guy, but I'll nominate Little Boxes and
>>>> On 1/28/2014 5:29 AM, David Jessup wrote:
>>>> "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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