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Thread #69472   Message #1179703
Posted By: open mike
06-May-04 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's 85th birthday
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's 85th birthday
tHE WHOLE SEEGER FAMILY has always been so musical.
Now his grandson Tao is carrying on the fine tradition!
I am glad i got to see hime in concert several times.
Once in the 70's he played at a sculpture garden in
Nebraska at teh university in Lincoln. I also was able
to take my children to see him in the 80's in the Bay
Area. HE can be counted on to get the whole crowd
singing whenever and whereever he plays and sings!
Nothing creates a better bond than singing together!
(well almost nothing) Here is from the liner notes of
a c.d of his (For Kids and Just Plain Folks)
"Some say 'Wrap your troubles in dreams and dream your
troubles away'," Pete observed. "But I think if songs
can help us explore our past and our present, and even
speculate about our future, then you and I have a better
chance of going out and doing someting about our troubles."
ArthurLevy, N.Y. 1997
Appleseed recordings recently cam out with volume 3 of SEEDS:
The songs of Pete Seeger. It is a 2 disc set. 434 musicians
participated in the trilogy (3 volumes) one disc is pete
singing, the other is of a tribute to him by his friends.
Thanks, Pete for all you have inspired in so many of us!!