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Mark Ross Pete Seeger playing the recorder (19) RE: Pete Seeger playing the recorder 19 Feb 16


When I met Pete it was in 1968 in D.C. on The Poor Peoples Campaign. Though I had arrived in Resurrection City with the NY contingent, somehow I found myslef living alone in a plywood shack with the folks from Appalachia, Myles Horton from The Highlander School in Tennessee, Bessie Jones & The Georgia Sea Island Singers among others. I had a shack to myself, and when Pete showed up with Toshi and Tinya it was suggested that I give them my abode. I moved into the Highlander tent and the Seeger family took over the plywood shack. One afternoon I was sitting in there visiting when Tinya(who was 9 or ten at the time) said to her father, "Peter Pops, let's play nothing." Pete then dug into a bag and pulled out 4 recorders and handed them out to me, and Bernice Reagon Johnson who was also there, and Tinya. And then we all proceeded to blow in cacophonous chorus, each of us playing nothing in particular. A joyous and unforgetttable memory.

Mark Ross


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