The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58322   Message #2012185
Posted By: GUEST
30-Mar-07 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: Happy! Sam
Subject: RE: Happy! Sam
Sam Hinton will be ninety years old on April 1, 2007. If you don't know who he is, click.

Among other things, he was the first person to be billed as a "folksinger" in 1937. He's also the greatest first position harmonica player in this part of the galaxy. He not only knows more songs than any ten of us, but he knows and can recite the history of all them. We have done workshops with him and, unless we wrote the song on the way to the workshop, he always knew more about every song we sang than we did no matter how much research we did.

We went to a party for him a few months ago with about twenty or thirty other folkies and for three or four hours we all sang songs we learned from Sam.

Happy ninetieth, Sam.

Bev and Jerry