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The Song Swappers

GUEST,Bill Amatneek 02 Oct 12 - 05:45 PM
Mark Ross 02 Oct 12 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,mando-player-91 02 Oct 12 - 09:50 PM
GUEST,Bill Amatneek 03 Oct 12 - 01:09 PM
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Subject: The Song Swappers
From: GUEST,Bill Amatneek
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 05:45 PM

Does anyone know who was in The Song Swappers, besides Pete Seeger and Mary Travers?
MTIA.

Best regards to all,
Bill Amatneek


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Subject: RE: The Song Swappers
From: Mark Ross
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 07:57 PM

I think Alan Arkin was part of that group.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: The Song Swappers
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 09:50 PM

Erik Darling I also believe was in the group as well


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Subject: RE: The Song Swappers
From: GUEST,Bill Amatneek
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 01:09 PM

Thanks to Mark and mando-player-91 for responding.
Best regards to all,
Bill Amatneek


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Subject: RE: The Song Swappers
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 01:59 PM

"[Mary] Traver's interest and availability helped lead to her first group involvement and first recordings while she was still in high school. In 1941, Keynote Records had released Talking Union and Other Union Songs (Keynote 106), an album consisting of three 78 r.p.m. records by the Almanac Singers, a loosely organized folk group featuring Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. In the mid-1950s, Moses Asch, who ran Folkways Records, decided to re-release the album. But by then, the era of the 12-inch LP had arrived, and he needed more material. He and Seeger came up with the idea of recording a new set of union songs to fill out the disc.

"I went to Elizabeth Irwin High School," Travers recalled. "Bob DeCormier was our musical director at Elizabeth Irwin, and he and Pete [Seeger] were friends. I had known Pete, too, because I was involved in folk music as a fan-participant." So it was that Travers, along with three of her schoolmates and four other young singers including Erik Darling (who later replaced Seeger in the Weavers and after that founded the Rooftop Singers of "Walk Right In" fame), accompanied Seeger on seven songs-- "We Shall Not Be Moved," "Roll The Union On," "Casey Jones," "Miner's Lifeguard," "Solidarity Forever," "Join The Union," and "Hold The Fort"--- making up side one of the 1955 Folkways reissue of Talking Union (Folkways FH 5285).


That is from

http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/history/f-ruhlmann1.htm


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Subject: RE: The Song Swappers
From: Stringsinger
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 04:58 PM

I don't think Alan was a part of that group. He was on the West Coast when the
recording was made in N.Y


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