The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #108772 Message #2283093
Posted By: Stringsinger
08-Mar-08 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Toshi did a wonderful job. My favorite part is when she tells Pete (after the young man professes wanting to kill him) "You've got to sit down and talk with him."
That's the real Toshi, a true humanitarian. (Now you know why Pete is successful).
The part left out: Pete revolutionized the Five-string banjo before Earl Scruggs did.
The long-neck banjo was his contribution to the Folk Revival.
His musical contributions could have been emphasized more but Toshi wanted it
to be more about family and society.