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America Tells Its Stories: Pete Seeger and Lee Hays

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Friday, February 21, 1941

The actual date of this episode is 1941-02-20. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Program 42.

Pete Seeger and Lee Hays perform:

"Lolly Too Dum"
"Devil and the Farmer's Wife (Fa Da Ing Ing)"

Two records played by Andrew Rowan Summers who sings and plays the dulcimer, first Wild Boar.

Back in the studio Hays and Seeger perform
"Ain't That Bad"
"Risseldy, Rosseldy"
"Darby's Ram"

The second Andrew Rowan Summers song is played, "The Hangman's Tree."

Hays and Seeger continue with
"Prickly Pear"
"The Banks of the Ohio"
"Darlin you can't love but one"
"Crawdad"

Another record is played, John Jacob Niles singing "My Little Mohee"


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 8368

Contributors:

Lee Hays, John Jacob Niles, Pete Seeger and Andrew Rowan Summers

Henry Hadley Trio

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 5817

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Symphony and the Theater

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

WNYC Concert Orchestra conducted by Macklin Marrow with Marc Blitzstein and members of the company of No For An Answer.

Overture to Mon Ami Pierrot by Samuel Barlow ...

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Comments [2]

Janet Sullivan from New York City

Thank you. Hearing the young voice of Pete Seeger with our other treasures, Lee Hays and John Jacob Niles was a further reminder that Pete was a genius in the great American tradition of singing, song leading, folk songs as political commentary and music as inspiration

Jan. 29 2014 09:59 AM
Micki from Ohio

Thank you! There's no place else to hear Lolly Toodum! My daughter and I used to love to act this song out together. She is heartbroken today, as we all feel great loss. I have the song on vinyl, on the album "Young vs. Old" but my turntable is broken! Thank you so much for this treasure.

Jan. 28 2014 08:33 PM

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