Waist Deep in the Big Muddy Introduction
Throughout his life, humble old Pete Seeger found himself at the center of more than a few big dramas, spanning a remarkable period of American history ranging from the 1940s right up to Barack Obama's inaugural. In 1967, after seventeen years of being blacklisted in Hollywood for his political radicalism, "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" got him back into the spotlight—by being temporarily banned from network TV.
Although presidential insults have since become par for the course in the mainstream media, it seems that back then people didn't just go around calling wartime presidents "big fools."
About the Song
|Artist||Pete Seeger||Musician(s)||Pete Seeger (guitar, vocals)|
|Album||Waist Deep in the Big Muddy and Other Love Songs|
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On the ChartsDespite garnering a decent amount of attention for being controversial, "Waist Deep In the Big Muddy" did not chart.
In the end, Seeger hardly needed a chart-topping history: among many other honors, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. He also received the Harvard Arts Medal in 1996 despite having dropped out of Harvard in 1938.