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Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song - A Review

Directed By: Jim Brown
Starring: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Noel Stookey
Status: Released

This film is a lovingly put together documentary executive produced by Toshi Seeger in her 85th year, about the life and career of folk icon Pete Seeger. 151 more words


A Song A Day: Day 4

Thank you to my friend, The Happy Quitter, who put me up (set me up) to participate in the A-Song-A-Day-Challenge.  Here are the rules in my friend’s words: “You post some of your favorite song lyrics for five days in a row, preferably with a video -if available. 365 more words


March 11, Birthday of Mary Gauthier (b. 1962)

Since July 2016, I have been concentrating solely on female composers.  You can read about that in my post from July 19.  If I can’t find one born on the calendar day, I may not post.   127 more words

20th Century Composers

365 Days of Album Recommendations - Jan 31

Muddy Waters – Folk Singer

Put aside any feelings you may have about WHY this record was made, and just revel in the glory of a very-well-recorded ACOUSTIC Muddy Waters album. 165 more words

Album Recommendations

Felix Hatfield's Boundaries

Felix Hatfield’s approach to music is so deceptively unstudied, so casual, that, to the unschooled listener, it might hide his mastery. But this dude is a Songwriter – capitalization very much intended – by which I mean he’s someone who has made the discipline of songwriting, the effort to find the perfect alchemical synthesis between text, tune and tone, his life’s work. 1,233 more words


Book review: Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger, by Anita Silvey

Silvey, Anita. Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger. Clarion, 2016. $17.99. 112p. ISBN 9780547330129. Ages 11-15. P5Q10

Born into a privileged family, this noted folksinger became a social activist because of his parents’ influence and spent his life fighting injustices. 139 more words

Book Reviews