Recession Blues: Jim Garland and Pete Seeger


In the mid-60s as Pete Seeger crawled off the blacklist, he hosted a folk music show - Rainbow Quest - featuring some of the greats of folk and the blues.  Here he is, in his nubbly sweater, trying to get off the unemployment line with Jim Garland. The wonderful YouTube cannel PegLegSam has collected most of the Rainbow Quest episodes...you've gotta take a gander.

5 comments

  1. He looks like my paternal grandpa. Glasses, too. I'm pretty sure he didn't sing like him, though.

  2. OMG - how amazing they are. I am not sure how long I can listen to them though!! xv

  3. Thanks for this great video.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It's funny that you mention your grandpa, Gorgeous because Jim Garland is actually mine. Great grandpa, actually. I was so glad to find this video because outside of the 1964 Newport Folk Festival there are very few recordings out there of his music, as he did far, far more live performing than studio recording.

    John Edens