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Posted By: Art Thieme
11-Sep-09 - 04:19 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Sam Hinton RIP - 10 September 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Sam Hinton RIP September 2009
I LEARNED from that Family Tree LP that the folk process, the lineage or morphing and morphology of our songs with no correct version was and is a special reality. At my folk photos site I have included a copy of the "Folk Song Map" of the USA that Sam made from his repertory after I showed him the map I'd made and used in my schools music workshops for 22 years in and around Chicago.   It was a huge honor to have him validate my idea for the song-map by using it himself.

Sam was a mentor from afar for me for 50 years. Wow, 'Another man done gone.' So very many lately...
He was surely one of the founders of the American revival. Our heartfelt condolences to Leanne (I do wish I'd met you!) and all the family!

Art Thieme