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Re: Weavers' Fred Hellerman on guitar
Hi Jim, I stand corrected.Here's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :>) From the video "An Evening with the Kingston Trio" if it's the Rhino VHS. AKA "The Kingston Trio, Everybody's Talking" if it's the DVD. Nick introduces "Hobo's Lullaby" as a song he LEARNED from Freddie Hellerman, of the Weavers. That's what I get for not paying closer attention. Oops...
Interesting things about those two versions of that concert. I noticed on the credits that the DVD version, the Executive Producers are Ron and Coleen Busch. If you're familiar with the DVD "Kingston Trio 1987 Concert on Lake Michigan" That concert was performed at the lake front home of that very same Ron and Coleen Busch, in celebration of a 50th birthday. Hmmm...The other interesting fact is that on the VHS version of "An evening with/Everybody's Talking, the trio is listed as Bob Shane Nick Reynolds and George GroveS. This stuff is important! Stay safe....
Terry, "Hobo's Lullaby" was written by Goebel Reeves and popularized by Woody Guthrie, who edited the lyrics a bit. The Trio song written by Hellerman (with Fran Minkoff) was "Poverty Hill" on Nick, Bob, John featuring Nick on the lead. It's a really good and pointed commentary, worthy of a former Weaver and one of the few points at which the KT allowed itself to be even tangentially political. Nick's passion in the vocals clearly points to where his sympathies lay.
Actually Glen, now that I "Supposedly" have extra time on my hands, I'd like to check into your query. I have to be honest, I've never seen Fred Hellerman at all. What I do know is that he wrote two (at least) really nice songs "Hobo's Lullaby", Nick Reynolds and "The Honey Wind" Glen Yarborough
BTW, I may have figured out what SMTLSLT means...reminds of a favorite character from days gone by Joe Bltsflx :>)
Did you ever see Fred Hellerman play guitar with anything other than a flatpick?
Regards ........ Glen