The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40280   Message #576096
Posted By: Art Thieme
20-Oct-01 - 12:00 AM
Thread Name: ADD:The Way that the World Goes Round (Prine)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Did you ever stand and shiver...
If you want a truly fine look at Jack Elliott and his place in the American folk revival, please read the new issue of SING OUT ! magazine. It's much more thoughtful and fulfilling than the short piece the blue clicky takes you to.

By the way, "Frank", in the song 912 Greens is FRAMK HAMILTON, a once-in-a while Mudcat poster, former member of the Weavers, wonderful guitarist, banjo picker harmonica blower (Woody taught him) as well as being one of the 4 founders of the Old Town School Of FOLK MUSIC in Chicago. Frank was their first teacher who devised the group class method of teaching that they still use today---almost 50 years later.

"Guy" is GUY CARAWAN an unyielding worker for Civil Rights, workers dignity and human empowerment for social change. He is often cited as the one who brought WE SHALL OVERCOME to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

BILLY FAIER ia a fine 5-string banjo player who, with his seminal album The Art Of The Five String Banjo in the late 50s for Riverside Records, showed how the banjo might and could be used for all kinds of music nobody except Pete Seeger had even thought of using it for: calypso, blues, flamenco, greek, arabic---just about anything. It was a great LP.

Art Thieme