Monday, June 8, 2015

Ronnie Gilbert, RIP

Ronnie Gilbert, the sole female singer among the folk-music superstars the Weavers for all but their earliest formative days, and a solo artist, activist, actor and psychologist over the years since the band called it a day in 1964, died on Saturday, though I managed to not get the unfortunate update till seeing Jarry House's post just now.   Bruce Weber in the NY Times; Sing Out! hasn't managed to post their remembrance yet...

Ronnie Gilbert eulogizes her mother, 1985:

Ronnie Gilbert and Holly Near:  "Hay Una Mujer Desaparecida"

HARP: Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert, Pete Seeger: "Wimoweh" ("Mbube")

Ronnie Gilbert and Judy Collins: "Goodnight, Irene"

The Weavers: "Venga Jaleo"

Ronnie Gilbert: "Joe Hill"

The Weavers: "Sinner Man"

From Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers: "Union Miners"

The Weavers: "Kisses Sweeter than Wine"

Ronnie Gilbert with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra: "Trouble in Mind"

The Weavers: "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You" among their 1951 promo films.


Unknown said...

A great voice gone silent. R. I. P.

Todd Mason said...

Indeed...a great voice in so many ways.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Thanks for all the great clips Todd - marvellous stuff.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, was a busy-ish Saturday, and I kept thinking of and back-burnering possible Music Club don't ever want to have this reason to do one...

neer said...

Sorry to hear about this Todd.

Here's my entry for Tuesday's feature:


Rick Robinson said...

You know Ornet is gone, yes?

Todd Mason said...

Rick--no, not until I saw your comment just now...Ornette Coleman, 85. Goodness.