The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146268   Message #3386156
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
04-Aug-12 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Peggy Seeger on BBC
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on BBC R4's 'Loose Ends'
Yes, it was interesting to hear Peggy making that "confession" when so often on these threads people claim that this was never a policy with Ewan and Peggy. Usually from people that weren't there at the time when it was happening.
Personally I always laid the blame with Ewan. I believe like Will Fly mentioned in another current thread that Americans are much more relaxed about this sort of thing in music than some of us Brits. Although Peggy did admit to laughing at the Londoner singing Leadbelly songs way back, I seem to remember her some time later saying that she was wrong to have done so.
The subject came up about Ewan not always being happy with other people's recordings of the song "The First Time Ever". This reminded me of Bill Monroe's reaction to Elvis Presley using Bill's song on his first release. However I think he changed his mind somewhat when the royalties started arriving.
Good to hear that Peggy is still in good voice.