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Thread #122644 Message #2692278
Posted By: Thomas Stern
02-Aug-09 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger 90 broadcast
Subject: Pete Seeger 90 broadcast
PBS is broadcasting bits of the Seeger birthday tribute / Clearwater fund raiser.
Would be interested in others reaction to it
I was glad to see Pete Seeger obviously enthusiastic and enjoying the proceedings, but thought the 'show' somewhat disappointing.
Too many people grouped together whom I would like to hear solo, some not in best voice, many unknown and not clearly identified. I hope the DVD set (when it becomes available through retail channels rather than high priced PBS fund raiser) may have some good documentation.
Obviously there was reason to create the groups of performers - unless they wanted to run the concert for 3 days, it permitted many to participate.
One GLARING omission (IMO) from the lineup was RONNIE GILBERT - given the importance of the Weavers I would think she would be there. Does anyone know if she is well and still performing?