To Hear Your Banjo Play - 1947
 with Pete Seeger and Margot Mayo's American Square Dance Group

Title

To Hear Your Banjo Play - 1947
 with Pete Seeger and Margot Mayo's American Square Dance Group

Description

Filmed in 1947 with Pete Seeger as the host, this show explores the banjo in particular, including plenty of attention to American traditional music and dance. Starting at 12:05, the film includes the Margot Mayo American Square Dance Group doing a southern Appalachian big set with Stu Jamieson as the caller. In this article, Jamieson discusses the technical aspects of making the film. Normally he would have called while dancing, but the engineers found that a consistent sound level could not be maintained that way.

Creator

Irving Lerner, Willard Van Dyke

Date Created

1947

Spatial Coverage

USA, New York, New York

Temporal Coverage

1940s

Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Stu Jamieson - The Old-Time Kentucky Running Set
Item: Promenade (Margot Mayo) is related to This Item