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Posted By: GUEST,Bruce Hector M.D.
25-Mar-09 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)-Memorial Jun 21
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)
I met Archie in 1962 when he was the faculty advisor to the Univ. of Ill. Campus Folksong Club. Over the next several years he encouraged my participation in the club that lead to my becoming the concert committee chairman bringing artists like Son House and cowboy singer Glenn Orlin to the Champaign-Urbana campus. He even encouraged me to do field recording of Robert Pete Williams, a Louisiana blues singer who, like Leadbelly has sung his way out of jail. I spent an evening with Robt. Pete recording "master-slave" stories donating the tape to the archives. We traveled to Beanblossom, Indiana to hear Bill Monroe and Arkansas for a folk festival. Like others I experienced the infectious enthusiasm of Archie who pushed me to be better and do more. Over the years when in San Francisco we would visit, he'd speak of the changing Castro district and it's history but even at 89 still had a gleam in his eye and had lost little of his wit and observational skills. His effect on my life has been significant and he will always be fondly remembered.

                                          Bruce Hector M.D.