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Sonya Cohen Cramer feat. Pete Seeger - "When I Was Most Beautiful" (Official Audio)
Listen to Sonya Cohen Cramer's "When I Was Most Beautiful" from her new album You've Been a Friend to Me. Sparse and allusive, the song incorporates lyrics from a poem Sonya's uncle Pete Seeger found while on tour in Japan in 1967. Seeger accompanies her on guitar. Sonya Cohen Cramer: vocals Pete Seeger: guitar Purchase/Stream: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: Sonya Cohen Cramer (1965–2015) was raised in a family committed to revitalizing the oldest songs of the American musical canon. Like her father John Cohen of The New Lost City Ramblers, Sonya shared a belief in the transformative qualities of folk songs and traditional ballads. You’ve Been a Friend to Me is the first collection featuring Sonya’s singing, and it reveals the full arc of her musical life through collaborations with her aunt Peggy Seeger, uncle Pete Seeger, Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniel Littleton, and the folk-fusion group Last Forever. While shaped by the roots of her family tree, the radiating and clear sound of Sonya’s voice is distinctly her own.  Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support our work, become a Friend of Folkways: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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2 min 56 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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