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Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce

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GUEST,Hattie Carroll 27 Nov 08 - 06:25 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Nov 08 - 06:46 AM
Sandra in Sydney 27 Nov 08 - 07:48 AM
Sandra in Sydney 27 Nov 08 - 07:49 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Nov 08 - 07:56 AM
Joe Offer 27 Nov 08 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,Hattie Carroll 27 Nov 08 - 11:33 PM
Sandra in Sydney 28 Nov 08 - 08:03 AM
GUEST,Carnegie hall 03 Dec 13 - 12:18 AM
banjoman 03 Dec 13 - 06:47 AM
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Subject: Name in Pete Seeger -We Shall Overcome performance
From: GUEST,Hattie Carroll
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 06:25 AM

I have a performance of Pete Seeger singing We Shall Overcome where he starts talking in between one of the verses and says 0

Now you know it
The best verse was made up in Montgomery, Alabama
It says "We are not afraid"
And you, and I up here, and like every human bring in the world,
We have been afraid
But you still sing it, we are not afraid, we are not afraid
I'd especially like to dedicated this verse
to an old friend of mine, I think she's the oldest person here tonight
?????????????
Ninety-three years old and she came to sing with us

Does anyone know the name of the person he acknowledged? I can't really make it out.

In introducing the song, Pete suggests people going down to Birmingham, Mississippi or Alabama, which would make me thing that this performance was between 1963 and 1965.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 06:46 AM

It's from the CBS LP #BPG 62209, recorded live at Carnegie Hall on June 8th 1963.
Credited in the sleeve notes is an Aunt Molly Jackson, and I think that's the person he mentions This was the first LP record I ever bought, and I haven't played it for a long time.

JM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome perform
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 07:48 AM

also on CD - c.1989, CBS Records. containing previously released 7 unreleased material.

my booklet has notes by Leslie Berman made in 1989 when the concert was issued as a CD. He says Pete stopped to dedicate the song to an old family friend, Aunt Alice Pollitzer. I'm currently listening to the track & can hear her name cos I just read it.

It also includes the original notes listing everyone who has influenced him, including song collectors whose books he has poured over. The notes include mention of his forthcoming 12 month world trip.

We (Bush Music club) have pictures of his visit to the club & I'll have to start bothering Bob Bolton & our webmaster to get them up on the website sometime soon in our newly (slowly) expanding history section.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome perform
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 07:49 AM

oops, I was too fast on the Submit button!

Aunt Molly Jackson is one of the folks who have helped/influenced him.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 07:56 AM

Yup, that sounds right Sandra, when you write it down like that, it's spot on. It is difficult to hear on the recording.
Thanks for that.

JM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 04:15 PM

Sounds like "Aunt Ollis Politzer," or "Anne Ollis Politzer." I googled those two names. Seems like "Politzer" is relatively common, not "Politser." "Ollis" is found occasionally, but not with "Politzer" - but it sure ain't Aunt Molly Jackson, who wrote songs about mine workers.
Aunt Molly Jackson spent her last years in the Oak Park area of Sacramento, the area where I do volunteer work at a women's center. Pete did a concert for the Sacramento Folk Music Club, and my friend Mrs. Lev delivered Pete to Aunt Molly Jackson's house - it may have been their final visit. Wikipedia says Aunt Molly Jackson died in 1960, but I thought it was later than that.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: GUEST,Hattie Carroll
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 11:33 PM

It does sound like Aunt Alice Pollitzer, and looking around the web, I see several associations connecting her with the Encampment for Citizenship. Thanks for the help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome perform
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 08:03 AM

& thanks for your request, Hattie, it was great to hear the concert again.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: GUEST,Carnegie hall
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 12:18 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: banjoman
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 06:47 AM

I was playing this on my MP3 player in the car yesterday. Its a great listen. He also credited the pigeons for their singing. I think the name given above sounds right. I never tire of listening to it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 10:54 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Shall_Overcome_(Pete_Seeger_album)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome performnce
From: GUEST,guest, Rachel Hunter
Date: 29 Jan 14 - 10:34 AM

The person Pete mentioned at that concert was Alice K. Pollitzer. I think he called her by her nickname "Nanny". She is my childrens' great-great grandmother.


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