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Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, Evanston, Chicago 1956
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2CD

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ECHO 2077CD ECHO 2077CD
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12/9/2016

Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy, live at Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, Evanston, Chicago on October 25th, 1956. American author, historian, actor, broadcaster and Pulitzer Prize winner Louis 'Studs' Terkel was the perfect point of communication between poet and people. The Studs Terkel Program was broadcast each weekday between 1952 and 1997 when he interviewed guests as diverse as Martin Luther King, Leonard Bernstein, Mort Sahl, Bob Dylan, Tennessee Williams and Big Bill Broonzy ("our land's most distinguished singer of 'undressed' blues"). Chicago's WFMT were invited to record Big Bill Broonzy's authentic, high octane blues alongside Pete Seeger's observational folksong for Stud Terkel's weekly "Almanac" broadcast in 1956. Broonzy and Seeger pair up on Lead Belly's "Midnight Special" to close the show with Terkel declaring, "Broonzy and Seeger are of disparate cultures, yet share the big common denominator: they are free in song." Studs Terkel also remarked, "The program was unplanned. We approached the WFMT mike, and let come what did." Echoes presents the entire original WFMT-FM broadcast of Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy together in song at Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 1956. Professionally re-mastered original FM broadcast with expansive liners and rare archival photos.