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The Weavers Reunion at Carnegie Hall: 1963


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https://www.allmusic.com/album/reunion-at-carnegie-hall-1963-mw0000005631

 

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Lots of old folks roll their eyes at this hippy folk sing along stuff, probably because they had to live through the entire folk era.

But it's pure gold for the young and uninitiated. Not sure how the thing was mic'ed, but it's Carnegie Hall, its The Weavers, and it sets a very high bar for recordings.

History:

"And then it came to light that members of the group had openly embraced the pacifism, internationalism and pro-labor sympathies of the Communist Party during the 1930s. When word of their political past spread, the backlash was swift. The Weavers' planned television show was canceled, the group was placed under FBI surveillance and Seeger and Hays were called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The Weavers lost their recording contract with Decca in 1951, and by 1953, unable to book most concert venues and banned from appearing on television and radio, they disbanded."


Then, joyously,  triumphantly, they reunited in 1963 to celebrate 15 years and rocked out Carnegie Hall for two nights.

This is it, saved forever in all its glory.

I use the track" Wimoweh" for dialing in my speakers for separation and tone. There seems to be infinite detail to be unlayered

 

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