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From: "Cary Ginell" <[log in to unmask]>
> I wouldn't say he was happy at all. Pete was not making much money
> of the blacklist. According to Seeger's biography, Asch kept the Seegers
> eating throughout the fifties by paying him a fixed weekly sum that
started at $25
> "in lieu of royalties." And Asch kept Pete working. By 1955 he had made 29
> albums for Folkways. He testified before the HUAC in August of 1955 and if
> wasn't for the Folkways recordings, he would not have had any income.
At which point, Senator Joe McCarthy (had he not been discredited and well
on the way to drinking himself to death) probably would have suggested a
nuclear attack on Folkways...
Steven C. Barr