Saturday May 5, 2007: Pete
Seeger turns 88 & who else can't sing at Walter Reed
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5th., 8:00pm., $20.00,
Binghamton's Night Eagle Cafe right
near the bus station:
Seeger turned 88 this week:
May 3rd is the birthday of folk
singer Pete Seeger, who was born in 1919. (FYI
James Brown - the same day in 1933)
Sun., May 6th, 8:00pm.,
$35.00, Greg Brown
Binghamton's Night Eagle Cafe right near the bus station:
On our archives site http://www.wjffradio.org/parchive/index.php
is part of a Pacifica Radio Archive featuring conversation of actor and
Robbins and Pete Seeger recorded at
Pete's log cabin in July 2006. It is a formidable social and political
history woven with folk music. ,
Pacifica Archive workers have brilliantly edited this work which
merits status of inclusion in the best tv history documentaries, or
musical history class.
Part 1 (59:00):Ry Cooder introduces the
first hour of the program that looks at Pete Seeger's life from 1938
through 1952 and his work with The
Part 2 (59:00): 1952-present. The
second hour follows Pete's journey through including his ongoing struggle with blacklisters
Covered is his epic battle with the House Un-American Activities
Committee HUAC, his influence on new
musicians in the
1960's, his anti-war stance in
Vietnam, and his work in the environmental movement.
Pete says "were gonna make it
together or we are not going to make it at all"
We are about to hear that
hour, and I will be following that with, who may be beofree the HUAC or
unable to sing at walter reed.
For copies call 1 800 735 0230 or pacificaarchives.org
Others banned for singing?
Girl banned from singing `Kumbaya' at camp
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The, Aug 14, 2000 / A Press
Monday, August 14, 2000
North Port, Fla. -- An 8-year-old girl was banned from singing the
campfire favorite "Kumbaya" at her day-camp after talent show
organizers said it violated their ban on religious songs because it
repeats the word Lord.
Samantha Schultz had practiced the song for a week but was banned from
singing it Friday at the North Port Boys & Girls Club talent show.
Bill Sadlo, director of operations for the club, about 50 miles south
of Tampa, said he was concerned parents would complain if children went
home and said they heard a religious song at the non- sectarian camp.
"We don't want to take the chance of a child offending another child's
religion," Sadlo said.
"I learned that song in Girl Scouts, not in church," said Pam Schultz,
Samantha's mother. "It's a campfire song, for goodness' sake."
Sadlo agreed the staff should have informed the girl earlier and
apologized to the family. "We just can't allow any religious songs,"
said Randy Bouck, the local club's director.
Pupils at St Leonard’s
Church of England school in Exeter, Devon, have been banned from
singing John Lennon’s Imagine.
song was to be part of the school’s Songs for a Green Earth show. But
it was deemed “anti-religious” and scratched, replaced by something
called The Building Song.
The school’s headmaster Geoff
Williams ruled that the words are unsuitable. “As
a church school, we decided it was not appropriate... We are a church
school and believe God is the foundation of all we do.” And
Lennon’s lyrics (“Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try, No
hell below us etc.) are not in keeping with religious principles.
Amother of one of the would-be singers call the ruling
“nonsense”. Jerry Goldman of the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool,
says Imagine is a song of “peace and love”.
Folk Plus Hour Two: Who
probably can't sing at Walter Reed either:
Folk news: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Folk singer and anti-war
activist Joan Baez was barred from performing for recovering
soldiers recently at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Rocker John
Mellencamp had asked her to perform with him .
"I have always been an advocate for nonviolence and I have stood as
firmly against the Iraq war as I did the Vietnam War 40 years ago,"
she wrote. "I realize now that I might have contributed to a
welcome home for those soldiers fresh from Vietnam. Maybe that's why I
didn't hesitate to accept the invitation to sing for those returning
from Iraq and Afghanistan. In the end, four days before the concert, I
'approved' by the Army to take part. Strange irony."
Joan Baez - Fishing
Gone From Danger - Guardian
Guilt by association (covered on the same release) :
Richard Shindell - Reunion Hill 428
Reunion Hill - Shanachie
Work o' the Weavers - Wasn't That A Time 255
We're Still HEre - World Wind Workotheweavers.com
Dar Williams - Beautiful Enemy 311
My Better Self - Razor and Tie
John McCutcheon - The List
Hail to the Chief - folkmusic.com
Jen Cass - Dear Mr. President 403
Accidental Pilgimage - jenncass.com
Si Kahn - When the War is Done 223
We're Still Here - http://www.sikahn.com/
Eliza Gilkyson- Man of God 427
Paradise Hotel - Red House
Jay Mankita - They Lied 435
Dogs Are wwatching Us - www.jaymankita.com/
Emma's Revolution- Bound for Freedom
One - pathumphries.com
They will be playing at the Forestburgh Playhouse June 3rd to honor the
life of Maris Hearn who passed away this year.
Maris was a warrior for the underdog, woman, free speach and much more.
Her show on WJFF was "gumbo shop"
Chuck Brodsky - He Came to Our Time
Last of the Old Time - Red House
Holy Near - No More Genocide
And Still We Sing - Calico Tracks
Pete Seeger w/ Billy Bragg, Ani Defranco..
Bring 'Em Home - Seeds - Appleseed
Amy Martin - Its About Oil
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