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Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest - The Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson
Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest - The Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     2hr 0min

Rainbow Quest was a TV series hosted by Pete Seeger and filmed in the mid 1960s when folk music had enormous popularity. This volume features the Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson. The Stanley Brothers were one of the great ...  more »


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Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: 3-6 Years, Country, Pop
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 03/08/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Cousin Emmy rocks!
Darrell Peterson | chicago, IL | 05/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this footage before, and knew that Cousin Emmy was on the program and delivered the goods. The DVD says in small print "with Cousin Emmy". The Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson are also in top form, but pale in comparison. I read a couple of reviews that call Cousin Emmy a novelty act, but the same could be said of any other old time musician. A master of the minstrel arts. She delivers on banjo, fiddle, and several other "instruments." If you like old time music, you need this dvd."
Can anyone just review the damn show?
Taint | flagstaff, az United States | 10/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"alright, since noone else here wants to review the show, here's what you need to know:

stanley brothers performance is amazing. this is the only dvd you'll find them on, so get it. what a great, soulful sound. doc watson is also very good. cousin emmy, well, i respectfully disagree with the other reviewer who said she rocks. not really, in fact she is kind of scary. and she plays an inflatable joke. also, she slaps herself in the face on another song. not what i'd call music."
Bluegrass Lengends
E. Hamblin | Kentucky USA | 01/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the best music and sound that I have hear in many years. It's in black and white but it goes along with the music from the time. You get to hear the classic voice of Ralph Stanley that has not changed with age. Cousin Emmy was so funny and lively. Doc Watson was wonderful with his flat top picking. Pete Seeger was good on all the old folk songs. It was a very enjoyable 2 hours with over 36 songs."
Stanleys and Doc Watson...priceless!
Matteo Ringressi | Forlė, Italy | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've had this DVD for several years. It's one of my favorites in my collection. It contains one of the only 3 known existing Stanley Brothers videos (I'm sure there are others hidden somewhere...), the others being an appearance on Reno & Smiley's "Kroger Show" from 1962, and a couple of songs from a festival, released once by Bear Family on DVD.
This performance, taped in 1965, captures with good quality, some priceless performance of the brothers, accompanied by George Shuffler, Don Miller and Chick Stripling. Carter's singing is emotional as ever, Ralph's banjo has that old mountain sound, and the band does a great job. As a bouns, you get Cousin Emmy doing some novelty tunes, and joining the Stanleys and Pete Seeger on some tunes at the end of the show.

The second episode features Arthel "Doc" Watson, singer Clint Howard and old-time fiddler Fred Price playing several old-time country gems, with again mr. Seeger joining them on some numbers. Doc's voice

The only "possible down-side" of this DVD is the fact that I, being not much of a Pete Seeger admirer, would rather have seen more songs by the Stanleys and Doc Watson...but that's just my opinion.
If you are a bluegrass or a folk music fan, you won't regret buying this!

Oh, and RIP Carter Stanley...he's sorely missed.