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Last edited May 8, 2003. Copyright 1999, 2003 by Thom Parrott.

CARNEGIE HALL/76th Season

Friday evening, September 22, 1967, at 8:30

SING OUT! Magazine presents HOOTENANNY

John Bassett, Tim Buckley, Len Chandler, Pete Seeger
and The Star Spangled String Band

and A Special Section Presented by
New Voices from Broadside Magazine

Elaine White
Janis Ian
Tom Parrott
Will McLean

Singing Their Own Songs


Pete Seeger was the master of ceremonies. The Broadside contingent, with the unscheduled Matthew Jones, performed two songs each before the intermission. The Star Spangled String Band was a traditional string band; Tim Buckley played electric guitar with a rhythm section; the rest of us were singer-guitarists.

Friends brought me (Thom Parrott) a bouquet of yellow mums before the concert began. By the time we went on, each of the performers had a yellow flower in their buttonhole or hair or the head of their guitar.

During intermission, Folkways Records owner Moses Asch came up to me, introduced himself and said "I want you on my record label." We subsequently produced two LPs and a single which were issued on Folkways-Scholastic Records. I was told that my first LP was the first full color cover in Folkways history and sold more copies in its first year than any Folkways LP to that time (excluding, of course, the Verve-Folkways recordings). The single was, so far as I know, the only (true) Folkways single.

At the Carnegie Hall concert, I sang "Hole In The Ground" and "Freedoms We've Been Fighting For." Lyrics to these songs and others I wrote which were printed in Broadside Magazine or included on my two Folkways LPs are included on their own page.


Smithsonian Folkways Albums by Thom Parrott

NEON PRINCESS
MANY WINDOWED NIGHT
One song each on the Smithsonian Folkways Albums
BROADSIDE BALLADS, VOLUME 5: TIME IS RUNNING OUT
BROADSIDE BALLADS, VOLUME 4: THE TIME WILL COME
Three songs on the Grammy nominated
Indie winning Smithsonian Folkways 5-CD boxed set:
THE BEST OF BROADSIDE MAGAZINE

All of these recordings are available from
SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS


Mentioned briefly in the biography:
Making People's Music
MAKING PEOPLE'S MUSIC: MOE ASCH and FOLKWAYS RECORDS by Peter D. Goldsmith.

The first edition erroneously says Tom's LPs were "vanity records" -- in fact, Moe saw Tom at Carnegie Hall, invited him to record on Folkways and paid him to do so -- later editions were corrected. The Smithsonian has a brief review of this book.


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At Carnegie Hall, SING OUT! Magazine presents John Bassett, Tim Buckley, Len Chandler, Pete Seeger and The Star Spangled String Band; Broadside Magazine presents Elaine White, Janis Ian, Tom Parrott, Will McLean, Matthew Jones.

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