The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45493   Message #675234
Posted By: Rick Fielding
24-Mar-02 - 02:33 AM
Thread Name: Marais and Miranda Documentary
Subject: RE: Marais and Miranda Documentary
Wow...I remember a Weavers' song called "Around the Corner..." seemed very 'un-weaver-like'. Fascinating to finally know where it came from.

I'm curious about their (Marais') politics. Was there anything in their music (or the songs he wrote) about apartheid (or it's predecessors)? I have an old songbook with a number of his compositions, but they're all very agrarian in nature. I gather he knew Pete S pretty well, but what about woody or Lomax etc.

Cheers and thanks