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Thread #138932 Message #3182387
Posted By: Big Ballad Singer
06-Jul-11 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger as a guitarist
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger as a guitarist
Dave, you're right. I was trying to hedge my opinion because I didn't want to seem to be gushing. I do LOVE just about anything Pete plays or sings.
Banjoman - Pete's 12s were originally made by an English luthier, but then later by a man from the northeast US; who and where escapes me at the moment. Martin made the ones they did because it's a joint tribute to Sing Out! (a Pennsylvania-based organization, just like Martin) and Pete. Besides, Martin will have the widest distribution and biggest marketing budget, and I do believe some of the sale money goes to support Sing Out!
Wesley - I didn't mean that Pete ALWAYS "apes" Leadbelly, I meant that there are times when he tries to play things just like Leadbelly, usually songs associated with him. Still good, though. Just not my favorite.
Don- he's WAY better than "just fine". I play "just fine"... for a drunken chimpanzee.
Kendall - On a VERY short list, he's not only there, but near the top in my decided (and damn the humility!) opinion.