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Thread #58238 Message #3081036
Posted By: Charley Noble
23-Jan-11 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Talking Rent Blues
Subject: RE: Origins: Talking Rent Blues
Here's a little more information about where I found this song. It's from The Newspaper, Greater Boston area, January 28, 1976, p. 9, credited to "Banjo Pete" with a little banjo logo, which is why I assumed Pete Seeger composed it. But in his correspondence with me, circa 1982, he was quite emphatic that he was not the composer and was not familiar with who did compose it.
Oh, and I just found a review of DOCUMENTARY TALKING BLUES which dates the recording to around 1959.