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Listen to the old guy with the scratchy voice

January 29, 2009 am31 9:07 am

Themes run through Pete Seeger’s life and music, like trains run through cities, tunnels, and the long, flat gap between towns. I don’t know what ‘freedom’ means to him exactly, but it’s one of those themes. I’ll leave you a hint for another…

And the voice wasn’t always so scratchy…

He doesn’t name Elizabeth Cotten, but that’s who he’s giving the credit to. Here they are together:

I really wanted to show you him as a young man, singing John Henry. My first train song, and I still have the vinyl, pressed in the late 60’s. Settled for Springsteen:

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