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Pete Seeger In “To Hear Your Banjo Play” From 1947

Pete Seeger died yesterday at the age of 94. I fully expected him to sing forever. His wife of 70 years, Toshi Seeger, passed away last year and perhaps her absence was too much to keep him going. Here is the movie To Hear Your Banjo Play from 1947 where Seeger, Woody Guthrie and others discuss folk music in the United States. It’s filmed right at the time Seeger is moving to New York City, more than 10 years before the big folk revival with Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk, Peter Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan and more. It would seem that Seeger was one of the key players to spark the roar that would come ten years later and beyond.

Published on January 28, 2014

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