On today’s show I speak with Peter Stampfel and Jeannie Scofield. In 2004 Peter Stampfel, founder of The Holy Modal Rounders and early member of the Fugs, began a project to research and record one song from every year of the 20th century. Early on in the project he met singer Jeannie Scofield and they have been working on it together these past 6 years. This amazing project is getting near completion, and we get a sneak preview of it today as they perform live on the show. Peter and Jeannie create a wonderful sound and put their own stamp on a number of great songs drawn from their survey of 20th century American popular music. There’s a lot of great songs back there!
Also be sure to check out Peter’s new solo CD, Dook of the Beatniks.
And check out the interview and live performance I recorded with Peter Stampfel and John Cohen from back in the 2006 DHR archives!