Peter Yarrow’s Duet With Stav Shaffir
Peter, Paul, and Mary meets with Israeli Labor MK
Whether anyone realizes it or not, Bob Dylan’s song “Blowin’ in the Wind” was released 50 years ago. Maybe let that fact settle in for a minute. (To help, here’s a clip of Bob Dylan doing the song in full Gutherie on television in March 1963.)
Since we’re talking about covers of classic songs written by Jewish musicians today, I thought this video (h/t Lahav Harkov) of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame) and Israeli Member of Knesset Stav Shaffir (of Israel’s 2011 J14 social protests fame) would dovetail nicely.
I imagine some would say the song’s lost its luster over the years as it came to resemble a hammy representation of a erstwhile era (see: Gump, Forrest), but for whatever reason, that didn’t stop me from enjoying this. Plus MK Shaffir’s got a nice voice and Peter does good work here.
PM Antonis Samaras makes an unlikely visit to the Thessaloniki synagogue
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