[19] The Almanac Singers – The Complete General Recordings

9 Jul

Today is Pete Seeger Day here at Camp, a day to honor and remember our friend. It seems appropriate to reblog this post I wrote 12 months ago, when he was still with us.

. . . To Hear Before I Blog

It’s is a strange feeling, reviewing an album when you have met the artist in question, got to know him a little over many years.

I have had the privilege of interacting with Pete Seeger over two decades working at the summer camp “next door” to his home. I have seen him awe and inspire kids year after year with his storytelling, his integrity.

He really is larger than life, and at the same time utterly unpretentious, completely ego free.

This week’s recording is a career retrospective of Seeger’s first band, formed with performers every bit his equal as heavyweights of Folk – Lee Hayes and Woody Guthrie.

The Almanac Singers The Almanac Singers

The music chugs along with the oh-so-familiar call and response structure – repetitive and comforting, with simple seeming banjo picking and harmonica flourishes.

A valid question becomes, was it so familiar before these earnest young men introduced it to…

View original post 547 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


podcasts for the musically obsessed


Days in the life


My rants, outbursts and musings.

Every number one

Journey through all the songs that topped the charts

musicophilesblog - From Keith Jarrett to Johannes Brahms

Writing About and Reviewing Classical Music and Jazz

Leaves of Logan

Rants, reviews, rambles and a whole lot of books

Punk Rock Reviews

Reviewing Music

Team Distraction

Dicemasters Strategy

Kenza Moller

writing | editing | marketing

The Delinquent Diplomat

The Diplomacy Player's Blog Of Choice

Sampling Station

Tasty tunes, laughs, TV + film

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

Serious Thinks Thought Here

Grown Up Blogging Platform - Same Crappy Content

%d bloggers like this: