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Sunday, April 22, 2007

On a Rainbow Quest

Pete Seeger hosted a regional tv show in the US mid 60s called 'Rainbow Quest'. 38 episodes were produced. Folk- and country music legends were guests at the show discussing music and jamming some songs.

All the clips here under go to YouTube clips.

Rainbow Quest Episode 3:

-Rosa Valentin and Rafael Martinez
-Pete Seeger - Guantanamera
-Elizabeth Cotten - Mama, Your Papa Loves You
-Elizabeth Cotten - Wilson Rag
-Elizabeth Cotten - Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten and Pete Seeger.

Rainbow Quest Episode 5:

-Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, and Jean Ritchie - O Mary, Don't You Weep
-Bernice Johnson Reagon - Come and Go with Me to that Land
-Bernice Johnson Reagon - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
-Bernice Johnson Reagon - Titanic Blues
-Jean Ritchie & Pete Seeger - Jenny Jenkins
-Jean Ritchie - Shady Grove
-Jean Ritchie - Skip to my Lou

Rainbow Quest Episode 6:

Malvina Reynolds - No Hole in My Head
-Malvina Reynolds - The Little Red Hen
-Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, & Malvina Reynolds - Woody's Rag
-Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Talking Merchant Marine

Rainbow Quest Episode 7:

-Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School - I'm gonna lay down my life for my Lord
-Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School - Little Johnny Brown
-More with Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School
-More with Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School

Rainbow Quest Episode 9:

-The Beers Family - The Connaughtman's Rambles
-The Beers Family - Dumbarton's Drums
-The Beers Family - In My Garden Grew Plenty of Thyme
-The Beers Family - Lamplighter's Hornpipe
-The Beers Family - Walkie in the Parlor

Rainbow Quest Episode 12:

-Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, Clint Howard, and Fred Price - Careless Love
-Doc Watson, Clint Howard, and Fred Price - Cackling Hen

Rainbow Quest Episode 16:

-Mimi and Richard Fariña - Bold Marauder
-Mimi and Richard Fariña - House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
-Mimi and Richard Fariña - Pack Up Your Sorrows
-Mimi and Richard Farinã - Joy 'Round My Brain

Rainbow Quest Episode 17:

-Roscoe Holcomb - Graveyard Blues
-Roscoe Holcomb - Little Birdie
-Roscoe Holcomb - Little Gray Mule

Pete and Roscoe Holcomb

Rainbow Quest Episode 18:

-Cousin Emmy - You Are My Sunshine
-Dr. Ralph Stanley - The Clinch Mountain Backstep
-Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys

Rainbow Quest Episode 19:

Sonia Malkine

Rainbow Quest Episode 21:

-Patrick Sky, Separation Blues
-The Pennywhistlers
-The Pennywhistlers - Portland Town
-Pete Seeger, Pat Sky, and the Pennywhistlers - No Sir No

Rainbow Quest Episode 23:

-Reverend Gary Davis - Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
-Reverend Gary Davis - Children of Zion
-Donovan and Shawn Phillips - Guinevere

Rainbow Quest Episode 25:

-Pete Seeger shows how to play "Skip to my Lou" on the banjo
-Mamou Cajun Band
-More with the The Cajun Band

Rainbow Quest Episode 34:

-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Down by the Riverside
-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Key to the Highway
-Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Cindy / Rock Island Line
-Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - In the Evening
-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Easy Rider
-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - I Couldn't Believe My Eyes
-Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Hootin' the Blues / When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Rainbow Quest Episode 36:

-Mississippi John Hurt - John Henry
-Mississippi John Hurt - Goodnight Irene
-Mississippi John Hurt - Lonesome Valley Blues

Rainbow Quest Episode 37:

Kim Loy Wong and the Hi-Landers Steel Band
-Herbert Levy

Rainbow Quest Episode 38:

-Buffy Sainte-Marie - Welcome, Welcome Emigrante
-Buffy Sainte-Marie - My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying
-Buffy Sainte-Marie - Little Wheel Spin and Spin
-Buffy Sainte-Marie demonstrates the mouth bow
-Buffy Sainte-Marie & Pete Seeger - Cindy

Almost all the clips above labelled with correct episode number was uploaded by peglegsam. Nice Work.

Clips from episodes:

-Pete Seeger - Had I a Golden Thread
-June Carter and Johnny Cash with Pete Seeger -It Takes a Worried Man
-Johnny Cash - I am a Pilgrim
-Johnny Cash with June Carter and Pete Seeger -As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
-June Carter with Johnny Cash and Pete Seeger - I Am Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

Johnny Cash's boots.

-Tom Paxton and Pete Seeger -Ramblin' Boy
-Tom Paxton - Buy A Gun For Your Son
-Tom Paxton - Beau John

-Judy Collins - Bob Dylans Dream
-Judy Collins - Turn Turn Turn
-Judy Collins - Russian Love Song
-Judy Collins - Will You Go Lassie Go
-Judy Collins - Daddy You've Been On My Mind

Clip added by BanjoMatthew
-Stanley Brothers - Single Girl, Married Girl (the embedded video above)