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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday Morning Bob

Well....I want to share some profound video of folkie Bob taken from the Steve Allen show in February 1964, a truly inspiring icon of 20th (21st as well) century America. The first clip is an interview by the legendary Steve Allen, while the second is the classic story of class and racial struggle in contemporary (at the time)America, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, gleaned from newspaper accounts by the prolific songwriter. Incidentally, the antagonist of the song, William Zantzinger, currently lives in Maryland, after serving several prison sentences.....Enjoy!!

The interview

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

This song, with its unique phrasing and topical content, along with his other 'finger-pointin' songs', helped revolutionize the way modern American music was made.

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