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Monday, October 12, 2015

Phil Ochs 1973 Audio Interview Becomes 2015 Video Release

Broadside Balladeer Blog - Political Folk Music News: A 1973 audio interview of Phil Ochs was made into a video by Vic Sadot in 2015. 

"Phil Ochs May 1973 Interview by Vic Sadot & Rich Lang" (30:10) Truth Troubadour YouTube Channel. Phil talks about Nixon, Watergate developments, the TV show he was on the day before, and his travels in South America. This old 1973 reel-to-reel tape comes alive as re-created as a 2015 video by Vic Sadot as a tribute to Phil Ochs' upcoming 75th Birthday on Dec. 19, 2015. 
See the new "Celebrating Phil Ochs" Blog by Shannon Hammock! 
Phil Ochs May 1973 Interview by Vic Sadot & Rich Lang Released in 2015

Phil Ochs got his start in New York City as part of the Greenwich Village folk music revival. He was a contemporary of Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Janis Ian, Len Chandler, Odetta, and others following the vibrant tradition of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Phil Ochs and Malvina Reynolds had about 70 songs published in Broadside: The National Topical Song Magazine published by Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen. Kudos to SingOut! Magazine, which is now in the process of archiving and making the Broadside song collection available to the public. Likewise, Folkways is being preserved by the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. 

 Here are several screen-shots from the short 1973 audio interview made into a 2015 video. See also some links to other blogs about Phil Ochs by Vic Sadot.


PHIL OCHS FBI FILE- 1982 Broadside Magazine news-breaking cover story by Vic Sadot re-published at the Official Vic Sadot Website in 2011. It was also published in the Delaware Alternative Press as a cover story in 1982. The first entry is about Phil Ochs joining the musician’s union. 

BroadsideBalladeer – A tribute song to Phil Ochs written in 1977 by Vic Sadot. This free download version has Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar with Eric Golub on violin. This version was released on “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” which is available on CD Baby.

Phil Ochs with Bob Dylan at "An Evening for Salvador Allende" in 1974. Phil was quite devastated by the brutality of the US CIA Kissinger orchestrated military coup in Santiago, Chile on September 11, 1973. He had traveled and sung with Victor Jara to copper miners, students, and activists. Victor Jara was killed in the stadium when he led the prisoners in songs of the Popular Unity movement for economic justice.

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