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Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating my health issues which allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday morningsThanks to all who sent e mail and Ims and called into our interactive cyber wedding last week. THe marriage ws in Sundays TImes Herald Record and currently in this week's riverreporter.com. Many aroundt he world sent their best and notified us they were listening. Many dressed up and some said that they had "never attended a wedding in their pajamas before" The wedding remains at the archive site for those who are in the mood for two hours of love songs and a wedding ceremony, and who missed it in real time.
1. Pete Seeger- Nameless Banjo Riff .38 -
At 89 - Appleseed
2. Jim accepting Pete's award
Jim Mussleman of Appleseed recordings accepted the award for Pete on the pre-telecast webcast. Here is the announcement as it happened, followed by Jim reading a very short statement from Pete. Thanks to Steve Ramm for a heads up on that link about 2 hours and 13 minutes into the grammy feed on the web at http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/GRAMMY_Live.aspx
"Keep singing songs of hope and social justice. Music can change the world."
3. Pete Seeger - False From True
- At 89 - Appleseed
Pete Seeger told our localTimes
Herald-Record "Oh no, good gosh," He felt
that the other nominees deserved to win. "I feel like apologizing to
them," he said.
This was the third Grammy nomination for Seeger, who won a "Best Traditional Folk Album" Grammy for his 1996 CD, "Pete." The 2003 2-CD set by Pete Seeger & Friends, "Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Volume 3," on Appleseed was a nominee for "Best Traditional Folk Album."
4 & 5. Pete Seeger - Pete's Greeting
.32 & Visiions of Children 2:12
At 89 - Appleseed
6 & 7. Pete Speaks about Involvement
0.13 & Or Else! 3:20
At 89 - Appleseed
Our joyful congratulations to Tom
and Pete, as well as the other
Grammy nominees in the folk categories and the many, many worthy
musicians who escaped Grammy recognition! ~ Alan Edwards -
Tom Paxton won a Lifetime
Achievement Award at the Grammys. Former recipients include some of the
most famous of all
folkies: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Joan Baez and Bob
"One of the things with Tom Paxton is that
while he might not be as
much of a household name as some of the people we've honored, his music
has been really influential," says Bill Freimuth, vice president of
awards for the Recording Academy, which gives out the Grammys. "He's
very much considered a mentor to many, many musicians; he's been an
inspiration to so many other folks who've continued the tradition of
making great music.
". . . And Tom always stuck to his heart, sometimes perhaps at the cost of his wallet. He did not go the commercial route. People really respect that about Tom."
6. Tom Paxton - What Did you Learn in
Best of Tom Paxton - Elektra
What did Paxton say about winning....... "The English have a word for it: gob-smacked. It's recognition I never thought I'd get. You think of the Grammys as billion-selling artists. I've never had a hit record myself; other people have had hits with some of my songs, but I haven't. Not even close. I'm stunned."
For the uninitiated (basically, anybody who doesn't have a subscription to Sing Out! magazine), Paxton's catalogue is filled with both satirical songs and serious songs, almost all of which have choruses constructed for sing-alongs. They're songs about adult relationships, children's songs and pointedly topical songs. Lots and lots of those, including "Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation," "The Ballad of Spiro Agnew" and "I Don't Want a Bunny Wunny," about Jimmy Carter and the "killer" swamp rabbit that the president said attacked his fishing boat in 1979. (That one still gets requested in concert, though Paxton is down to about 40 dates per year. Loves the interchange; hates the travel.) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/06/AR2009020603708.html
7. Tom Paxton - Last Thing on my Mind 308
Best of Tom Paxton - Elektra
8. Tom Paxton - Daily News 221
Best of Tom Paxton - Elektra
CHRISTINE LAVIN AND TOM PAXTON
Last Saturday evening, Christine Lavin
appeared in our area at the RiverFolk concert series. (You may want to
get your tickets for March 7th, by calling 845-252-6783
as so far, the venue has sold out for its complete history of
existence. March 7th afternoon, guitar workshop, ask about that when
you call) The Saturday before that she shared the
stage with Ed Trickett and Mark Dvorak. She was introducing Tom's
"Peace Will Come," and according to WKAR's host of "folk
tradition" in East Lansing, Mi. someone yelled out "Call Tom!"
Christine asked if someone could get her cell phone from the
dressing room while she taught the song to the audience. We sang
it through, it
sounded fabulous, and someone brought out CL's phone. She called
Tom, explaining that he was probably out in L.A. for the Grammys. When
Tom answered (Christine held the phone by the microphone so we could
all hear him), the crowd went nuts, cheering and applauding. She
asked if he was in L.A. and he said that he was home because he needed
to be with Midge, but that he'd sent his daughter to accept his
award. Christine then led us all in singing "Peace Will Come"
again, and calling out "Goodbye, Tom" to end the phone call. The
crowd, again, cheered and applauded wildly. As Christine said
later, Tom stole the show (by merely answering his phone!).
9. TOM PAXTON- Peace will come
Paxton Live in the UK - Pax Records
Christine Lavin - Thanked everyone for
coming to her show here last
saturday, she sent a note to me yesterday saying " I'm doing a show
Gorka tonight -- (that would have been last night) been a long time
since we did a co-bill. Then I'm in
NH Saturday night -- and last night (thursday night) Sutton Foster sang
"Air Conditioner" at Lincoln Center -- wheeeeee --" [an older song of
But here she is from her newest cd, doing
a song youheard
her do last satuday if you were there....
10. Christine Lavin - The most Polite city
in the World 419
I don't make this stuff up, I just make it rhyme - christinelavin.com yellowtrailrecords.com
Legacy Artist Lifetime Achievement Award: Phil Ochs
Ochs moved to New York’s Greenwich Village shortly after graduating Ohio State University. His first album, 1964s All The News That’s Fit To Sing. He went on to record four more studio albums before, in 1973, he was traveling in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and got mugged and strangled by a group of locals. His lost material possessions mattered little, as Ochs suffered a great deal of vocal chord damage. Depressed and beat up over his lack of commercial success, he took his own life in 1976 in Far Rockaway, NY. (folkmusic.about.com/od/artistskr/p/PhilOchs.htm)
The Lifetime Achievent award was
presented on Wednesday night at Folk Alliance in Memphis.
Afterwards Sonny, Phil's sister, organized a tribute concert of
12 musicians singing Phil's songs. It was fantastic and well
attended. They opened with Power & Glory and closed with I Ain't
Marching Anymore. Some of the contributing musicians were:
Greg Greenway - Small Circle of Friends, Magpie - There But For Fortune, John Flynn - Pleasures of the Harbor, Pat Wictor - That's the Way It's Gonna Be, Joe Jencks - Bracero, Si Kahn - Bound For Glory, Ken Whiteley - What's That I Hear, Freebo - Draft Dodger, John McCutcheon - When I'm Gone. Maria Dunn- Chords of Fame, Zach Stevenson - Changes, David Ferrard - Flower Lady,
14. Magpie - Power and the Glory 306
Songs fo Phil Ochs - Sliced bread
15. Phil Ochs - (Lennon/Mccartney) I
Shoulda Known Better 332
Broadside Tapes 1 - Smithsonian Folkways
16. John Flynn - (Ochs) - Pleasures of the
Two Wolves - Metta Four Records
17. Zachary Stevenson - Changes
When I'm Here - zacharystevenson.com
Dylan said of Ochs, "I just can't keep up with Phil. And he just keeps getting better and better and better" On another occasion, when Ochs criticized of one of Dylan's songs, Dylan threw him out of his limousine, saying, "You're not a folksinger. You're a journalist"
Tonight is the WJFF Winter Blues dance party with Annie Hat and the Vantwistics at the Nutshell in Lake Huntington NY
23. Christine Lavin - The Polka Dancing Bus Driver and the 40
Shining My Flashlight on the Moon - www.christinelavin.com
He asked them to dance, and they always said no.
What about some tunes that the band will be playing:
24. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl 305
Summer of Love - TImeLife.com
25. Beatles - Slow Down - Past Masters, Volume 1.
26. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Age of Aquarius - TimeLife.com
27. Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues
Born to be Wild - TimeLife.com
28. The Drifters - Save the Last Dance for Me 229
Rock and Roll Jukebox Hits - Madacy Ent.
29. Steve Goodman - Down at the Barnyard Dance
Somebody Elses Troubles - Buddah Records
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