Mudcat Café message #201809 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19622   Message #201809
Posted By: Art Thieme
26-Mar-00 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Ed McCurdy has passed away (1919-2000)
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy has passed away
To me, the best LP Ed did was BLOOD, BOOZE AND BONES on Elektra.

Just last night I went to see WEAVERMANIA --- four folks that lovingly and expertly recreate the grand singing group, the Weavers. Michael Smith, Mark Dvorak, Barbara Barrow and Tom Dundee brought down the house. It was wonderful. It was a packed house. Made me dig out my old recordings --- and also hope that WEAVERMANIS does some recording themselves. A whole new group of fans will be brought to our music this way folks. It's still the new peoploe up there on stage, but they sure as hell brought me back to those heady times with their faithful and exhileratingly tight Weaver harmonies. If this show breaks away from Chicago and starts touring, be sure to catch it. If you are an old Weavers' fan get ready to experience the same nostalgia trip you took when you first saw the film Wasn't That A TIME.

I could've put these few paragraphs at the Ronnie Gilbert thread butI've put this review here because in the Weavermania show Tom Dundee sang Ed McCurdy's song "Strangest Dream" and it's on my mind right now. What a truly powerful and succinct creation that song is. It was as moving as when Fred Hellerman used to do it with the original Weavers. I was lucky enough to get to see the Weavers in all of their incarnations. Now, after seein' Weavemania, I feel like I've come full circle. And those great songs that the Weavers sang are now a part of us. And the beat goes on.

Art Thieme