Friday, January 31, 2014

Pete Seeger (1919 - 2014) Part I

Although I didn't know him personally, Pete Seeger meant a lot to me and to at least 3 generations of my family. He was the greatest left-wing folk-singer of his time. He was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize but never won it, though that thug Henry Kissinger took one.  Shame on the Nobel Committee.

You can find lots of videos and audios of him on YouTube, but here's one that my good friend Mike Engber brought to my attention. It's a feminist version of the Lady who Swallowed a Fly, and it shows Pete's technique and instinctive ability to find the good songs (lyrics by Meredith Tax).

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