I thought I’d give this one a listen as it is not one I usually play much!! But I do love Bert!!
I remember Joan as an activist and person who stood up for fairness. She didn’t write too many songs of her own but she could certainly do great versions of Dylan.
2 years agoEvery year Pete Seeger figured out how much money he would need to support his family for the coming year and he gave that dollar figure to Harold Leventhal, his manager, and asked him to book concerts that would earn him that much money. Pete filled up the rest of his year playing for free at benefits, fundraisers, schools, union halls, rallies and every other kind of movement gathering and venue he could play and he did that for as long as he could. That’s the kind of guy he was and that’s what side HE was on. A real stand-up guy who wouldn’t name names, and was ready to go to prison for it. He was convicted of contempt of Congress for his refusal, but it was reversed on appeal. One of the best people ever and one of my heroes.
Digging out my Renbourn album – Another Monday – is a joy. It takes me straight back to my little bedroom and that seventeen year-old that I was when I bought it. He’s such a fabulous guitarist.
A fabulous debut album. Such a great guitarist.
Right now I’m reading this biographical book on Jackson C Frank called The Clear Hard Light Of Genius by Jim Abbott.
It embellishes the picture I already knew. A sad tale. But I can’t get his songs out of my head so I’ve given in and started playing them!
I decided that a Woody Guthrie day is in order. He always does it for me.
It is amazing that after all these years this show could be discovered. So great to hear Jackson playing live. A real gem.
I bought his album way back in 1965 and was completely knocked out by it. I only got to see him play once. We stayed behind and had a chat with him. He was such a nice guy.
So sad what happened to him. But he left us his music.