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GUEST, Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest (8) RE: Pete Seager's Rainbow Quest 08 Jul 00

If you are one of the unfortunate people like me whose local library isn't interested in Rainbow Quest Videos, this will get you to Mabel's site where you can order the Rainbow quest videos. The last I looked they had a complete collection. I got them pretty promptly from them; but one was wrong and I had to pay to send it back in exchange for a new one. From Australia this adds a lot to the price of the thing! I wouldn't mind finding another source.

Elderly's used to sell them; but then they stopped. I contacted them and asked why and they said the series no longer had a distributor and they would sell them again when somebody picked up the distributorship. It might pay to contact them again and see if there is a chance they will sell them in the near future.

Dreddy, the programs were different. For example the one with Hurt had Paul Caldwell and Hedy West (one of my favorite folk-singers). There was one that just had Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. There is one that is a tribute to Leadbelly in which Seeger and other prominent folk singers of the time sing Leadbelly songs. The Hurt, Davis, some Doc Watson, some Roscoe Holcomb, that appear on Vestapol Videos were segments of the Rainbow Quest program. If you want to see how Hurt played the guitar, the Grossman video is fine; but if you want to see him as a person, reacting with others, get the Rainbow Quest Video.

Rick, I agree with you. I saw Seeger live several times in the 60's and thought he was great every time. I really like to watch him play on the Rainbow Quest videos; but I also find his recordings leave me flat. Most of the ones I have heard are from live performances and perhaps he needs the visual part of them. He did make some records for Folkways and I can't remember hearing any of them. They would be in a studio rather than live.


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