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To One and All:

Does anyone know who performed at the 1987 Carnegie Hall tribute but did not
make the album?

From the Top....

Intro with Harry Belafonte (edited on album)
Circle, Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand, Tom and Steve(on album)
A/V presentation "Legacy"
Speech by Jac Holzman of Elektra Records
Taxi- Tom and Steve Chapin
Six String Orchestra, The Smothers Brothers(edited on the album)
Speech by Christpher Keene of the LI Philharmonic
Sandy, Graham Nash (on album)
Speech by Pete Fornatele
WOLD, Richie Havens w/Tom and Steve (on album)
Speech by Dave Marsh
If I Had A Hammer, Pete Seeger
When I Look Up, Delores Hall (on album)
Speech By Harry Belafonte
Flowers are Red, Bob Mcgrath (I believe from Sesame Street)and the Children to Children Choir
Tangled Up Puppet, Terri Klausner (on album)
Speech by Kenneth Burke
Speech by Tom Chapin
One Light In A Dark Valley, The Hooters (on album)
Cats In The Cradle (version used on album was not version recorded that evening- see PBS video for the original)
Speech by Edward Vilella
She Sings The Songs Without Words, sung by David Buskin and Robin Batteau, danced by members of the Miami Ballet
Shooting Star, Pat Benetar (on album)
A/V presentation on World Hunger Year
Speech By Bill Ayres
Hunger in the Media Award Presentation, Kenny Rogers
America, Paul Simon
There But For Fortune, Peter, Paul, and Mary
Speech by Ken Kragen
Last Stand, John Wallace (on album)
Speech by James Chapin
Gold Medal Presentation- Senators Pat Leahy and Thomas Harkin, Representatives Ben Gilman and Bryan Dorgan, Josh Chapin accepting
Remember When The Music, Bruce Springsteen (on album)
ASCAP Harry Chapin citizen award, presented by Moton Gould
Circle- everyone!

There were also several impromptu last minute changes involving speakers and performers that I do not have the notes on right now, but the list above is fairly complete. There is also a list of 50+ people without whom "the show would have never happened"- Charlie Sanders, Sandy and all of the Chapin children, Sue Leventhal, Dennis Freeland, Jacki McCann, Leslie Ramme, the list goes on and on.....

Take care-
C.Jason Dermer

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Sniper & Other Love Songs


In 1972, Harry released Sniper & Other Love Songs. Thirty years would pass before the album would ever reach the CD format. Sniper was finally re-released in June, 2002.

Originally given a working title of Sweet City Suite, the album tells the story of various characters one might run into in a city. The album features the original studio versions of Chapin classics "A Better Place to Be" and "Circle." But perhaps more importantly (as those songs are already well-distributed on compilation CDs), the album features seemingly lost Chapin stories, including "And the Baby Never Cries," "Burning Herself," "Barefoot Boy," and "Woman Child."

Sniper is for the seasoned Chapin fan. New fans would do better to check out Greatest Stories Live. But for Chapin fans who have reached the level of the Dance Band on the Titanic album, this is the next step. Slightly over-produced and having a little of the "forced" feel that some of Harry's studio albums possess, this album does not capture the powerfully live Harry Chapin. Nonetheless, it captures Harry's great iconoclastic songwriting--Harry takes the story song to new heights here. But the album works best for those ready for it; don't buy it until you are ready to appreciate it!