Wednesday, September 16, 2009

First Patrick Swayze and now Mary Travers...


Well, hell....

If you're under 50, Mary Travers' name won't mean much to you. She was the Mary in Peter, Paul and. If, as the NY Times obit says, P,P and M were the sex appeal of the folk era, Mary was the sex appeal of the group.

Here's a You Tube video of the three singing If I Had a Hammer, introduced by Pete Seeger, who wrote the song. You can see how the camera (and so many of us folkies) loved Mary Travers. Oh my: Mary Travers.

2 comments:

B, J and Q said...

I'm well under 50 and I know the name well. I grew up as a young child listening to the album "Peter, Paul and Mommy". My two year old listens to the same album as well as other folk, rock, reggae, hip hop, blues, alt country, and world music. His current two favorite songs are "Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys, and "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" by Pete Seeger.

philcycles said...

In a previous life I was a recording engineer and worked on a P,P&M album. Take it from me, she could sing her ass off.
Phil Brown