Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rainbow Quest

Pete Seeger had a TV show for a while in the 1960's, called "Rainbow Quest." Click over to PCL Link Dump for a list of many of them. A fair number of these are posted by YouTube user peglegsam, who should not be confused with Peg Leg Sam, or Peglegasus, either. These include performances by many wonderful folk and folk revival singers, among them Elizabeth Cotten, Jean Ritchie, Rev. Gary Davis, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, oh my it goes on.

Some of these Youtube clips have better sound than the old records; better than my old vinyl copy of the Folkways Anthology, anyway. Bob Lee Junior Blues, for instance. The sound is good on this version of Kokomo, with some surprising guests in the video.

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