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Parsley Sage and Politics: the lives and music of Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl

MacColl, Ewan and Peggy Seeger

Published by Portland, OR Mary Orr/Michael O'Rourke nd.
From Crabtree's Collection Old Books (Sebago, ME, U.S.A.)

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VG 3 cassettes in plastic slipcase. Three cassettes with backgrounds of Seeger and MacColl. Seeger grew up to the music and ideas of her fataher, Charles, and her mother Ruth Crawford Seeger and her half-brother Pete Seeger. MacColl spent his youth in the industrial slums of Northern England. This program examines his early influences, working class parents' trade unionism and love of Scottish ballads and his early experiences with street theater. Formed by MacColl and director Joan Littlewood, the Theater Workshop revolutionized British theater. George Bernard Shaw remarked in 1947, "Apart from myself, MacColl is the only man of genius writing for the theater in England today." MacColl became part of the founding of the British folk revival and a lifelong partnership between Peggy Seeger and himself. Alan Lomax was a catalyst for both. For the first time in radio history, Seeger and MacColl replaced narration with original songs and music they wrote. The ballad "Singing the Fishing" won the 1960 Prix d'Italia for radio documentary. Founded as a study group for folk artists, the Critics Group went on to become a popular radical theater company. Their Festival of Fools satirized current events and played to packed houses for 5 years. Here are music and songs of this group and excerpts from a studio recording of the 1968 Festival. Also included are songs that give insight into modern-day life, emotional, witty, tender and always thought-provoking. Laid in description sheet about what is on the cassettes. Illustrated by Cover shows MacColl & Seeger. Bookseller Inventory # 048038

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Title: Parsley Sage and Politics: the lives and ...

Publisher: Portland, OR Mary Orr/Michael O'Rourke nd.

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