Blue Monday

In honor of Pete Seeger’s recent 90th birthday celebration, here he is as a young (well, youngish) sprout playing “In the Evening” with veteran bluesmen Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, whose country blues repertoire overlapped considerably with Seeger’s folk music. Below, Seeger plays “Down By the Riverside” and “Fighting a Losing Battle” with a considerable boost from Sonny Terry’s harp. The performances are from Rainbow Quest, a mid-Sixties television show Seeger hosted.

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