The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48534   Message #2375740
Posted By: Newport Boy
27-Jun-08 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Viva la Quinta Brigada (Christy Moore & not)
Subject: RE: ADD: Viva la Quinta Brigada (Christy Moore & n

Regarding the recording date, I'm now fairly certain it would be 1942. The only evidence I've seen for 1940 is the note added on the Folkways disc to the reproduction of the Asch record notes. I think this is an error.

The banjo on the recording is Pete Seeger. According to Joe Klein in his Woody Guthrie autobiography Pete Seeger spent most of 1940 learning how to play the banjo.... By the time he returned to New York that December, ha wasn't half bad.

That seem to rule out a 1940 date for that recording, and the 1942 date quoted elsewhere seems right.