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John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (MY MUSIC)

Airs Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic") hosts "John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind."

Harry Belafonte sings "Jamaican Farewell" in "John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind."
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Above: Harry Belafonte sings "Jamaican Farewell" in "John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind."

The Kingston Trio perform "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" in "John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind."
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Above: The Kingston Trio perform "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" in "John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind."

Give at the $250 level during our membership campaign and receive the the "John Sebastian presents Folk Rewind" (MY MUSIC) 5-CD Collection including a "Folk Rewind LIVE!" CD; "Folk Rewind" 3-CD set; "Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways" CD; and the "John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind" (MY MUSIC) DVD. The CD collection only is available at the $150 level, and the DVD only is at $120.

"John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind" focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), this program features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.

Featuring Pete Seeger and Judy Collins singing "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte’s hit "Jamaica Farewell," Trini Lopez’s rendition of "If I Had a Hammer," Rod McKuen’s classic "Seasons in the Sun," Bobby Darin’s heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom" and many, many more.

Among the beloved folk groups represented in vintage footage are The Kingston Trio (“Where Have All the Flowers Gone”), The New Christy Minstrels (“Green, Green”), The Limeliters (“There’s a Meeting Here Tonight”), The Serendipity Singers (“Crooked Little Man”) and The Brothers Four (“Green Fields”). In addition, The Highwaymen and The Rooftop Singers present their million-selling number one hits “Michael” and “Walk Right In.”

Stirring new performances on stage are offered by more folk legends. The original Chad Mitchell Trio reunite for Bob Dylan’s anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind” and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds offers an encore of “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Barry McGuire sings his 1965 chart-topper “The Eve of Destruction” and Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods performs the generation-defining hit “Get Together.”

This program is part of our TV Membership Campaign. Support quality programming you depend on from KPBS. Join or renew today!

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Preview: John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

Above: Folk legend John Sebastian along with Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn and The Chad Mitchell Trio reunite for a folk reunion.

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lisabeacham | December 11, 2010 at 6:53 p.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

can anyone tell me where the Chad Mitchell Trio was recorded at? Was it here in San Diego, or somewhere else? Thanks if anyone is Listening.

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