Mudcat Café message #2235550 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73059   Message #2235550
Posted By: Art Thieme
13-Jan-08 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
In other threads I tell about meeting and tape recording 93 year old Paul Durst in 1961 in Chicago. Paul, born in 1868, knew Joe Hill, and, indeed had shipped out with Joe on a cargo ship to the Hawaiian Islands.

My tapes of wobbly Paul Durst are mentioned in ARCHIE GREEN'S recent book of I.W.W. songs and lore titled "THE BIG RED SONG BOOK" It was very nice to get some notoriety there for those old tapes from 47 years ago. Mr. Green says those tapes are just about the only field recordings made of an actual Wobbly from the early 20th century singing and talking ever made.

Don't mourn. Organize!

Art Thieme