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midweek music: "Get Up and Go" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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midweek music: "Get Up and Go"
A magnificent performance of "Get Up and Go," a song about getting old, by the Weavers during their 1980 reunion concert at Carnegie Hall. The whole thing's worth it for Lee Hays's intro, and then the four of them -- Pete Seeger, Fred Hellerman, Ronnie Gilbert, and Hays -- each take it turn to sing.

Hays died only a year after this concert, while the other three all made it to the 2010s: Seeger died in 2014, Gilbert in 2015, and Hellerman earlier this month. I think this song is a great way to remember them......

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic
Current Music: "May There Always be Sunshine" by Pete Seeger

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temporus From: temporus Date: September 28th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm quite fortunate that I got to see the Weavers (those left) in concert with Arlo Guthrie a few years back now in one of Arlo's post Thanksgiving Carnegie Hall concerts. Pete wasn't quite up there for signing as much as you could tell he wanted to be, but that man didn't quit one bit and he could still play. Very glad I got to see him live before he passed.
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