September 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Family Music, Hampshire County, Hilltown Families, music, Suggested Activity)
Tags: Folk Music, Folk Songs, music studies, Pete Seeger, Rise Up Singing
People’s Music: Songs About Real Life Experiences that Real People Enjoyed Singing Together
A singalong concert will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Hadley, MA, on October 3rd at 7pm with a Family Matinee at 3pm to celebrate the release of Rise Up Singing. The concert will feature Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of Rise Up Singing and Rise Again, teaching and leading songs out of their new book. They will be joined by Emma’s revolution, Kim & Reggie Harris, Charlie King, The Nields, Sarah Pirtle and Magpie- all of whom have songs in this new collection.
After more than a quarter of a century, the long wait is over! From the creators of the beloved songbook Rise Up Singing, comes its much-anticipated companion Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook, with preface by Pete Seeger and foreword by Billy Bragg.
Conceived, developed, and edited by western Massachusetts based folk singers Peter Blood and Annie Patterson under the guiding hand of the late Pete Seeger, Rise Again is a treasure trove of lyrics and chords to 1,200 well-loved songs spanning genres as diverse as British Invasion, blues, country, jazz, Motown, composed folk, traditional ballads, gospel, Broadway, early rock ‘n’ roll, alternative/indie artists, “pub songs” and much more, arranged in 39 themed chapters, with commentary on the songs, cross-reference listings at the end of each chapter, and Artists, Cultures, and Titles indexes.
Pete Seeger played a central role in the development of both Rise Up Singing and Rise Again. Following the publication of Rise Up Singing in 1988, Pete Seeger urged the creation of a second songbook with the same format as Rise Up Singing but with even more inclusion of genres that were not heavily represented in the original book. Until his death in 2014, he regularly sent Annie Patterson and Peter Blood suggestions for songs to include in the second volume, lobbying for a balance of song genres and subjects, and for the songs to reflect a message of empowerment and positive change through community music making.
Every page of Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook reflects the vision of Pete Seeger, who did not believe in artificial boundaries like “folk music”‘ and constantly encouraged Patterson and Blood to center their work on songs he referred to as “people’s music”– songs about real life experiences that real people enjoyed singing together. Read the rest of this entry »
June 16, 2012 at 10:00 am (Guest DJ, Hilltown Family Variety Show, podcast, Video)
Tags: Americana Folk Music, Family Radio Program, Folk Music, Folk Songs, Hullabaloo, Playlist, podcast, Radio Show
Listen to Podcast:
STEVE DENYES FROM HULLABALOO
GUEST DJ EPISODE
Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 16th & 17th, 2012
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Steve from the band Hullabaloo plays his favorite traditional American folk songs about people, places, animals, trains and more. Hear Bruce Springsteen, Dan Zanes, Lisa Loeb, Elizabeth Mitchell and Hullabaloo sing the songs that have been passed down from generation to generation since our country was born.
Featured Video: “Out Standing” from Hullabaloo’s album, Raise a Ruckus. – www.hullabalooband.com
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Steve’s Guest DJ Playlist
- Bruce Springsteen – Old Dan Tucker [We Shall Overcome]
- Spider John Koerner – The Young Man Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn [Raised By Humans]
- Hullabaloo – Old King Cole [Hey, Everybody!]
- Lisa Loeb – Big Rock Candy Mountain [Catch the Moon]
- Bruce Springsteen – Erie Canal [We Shall Overcome]
- Dan Zanes & Friends – Loch Lomond [Catch That Train!]
- Hullabaloo – Froggy Went a Courtin’ [Tall as a Tree]
- David Holt – Mole in the Ground [I Got a Bullfrog]
- Elizabeth Mitchell – Shoo Fly [You Are My Flower]
- Hullabaloo – I’ve Been Working on the Railroad [Tall as a Tree]
- Rafii – New River Train [More Singable Songs]
- David Holt – When the Train Comes Along [I Got a Bullfrog]
- Dan Zanes – We Shall Not Be Moved [House Party]
- Bruce Springsteen – O Mary Don’t You Weep [We Shall Overcome]
- Dan Zanes – Down By the Riverside [Night Time!]
- Fox & Branch – Mama Don’t Allow [Mama Don’t Allow]
- Hullabaloo – Raise a Ruckus [Raise a Ruckus]