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Pete Seeger

Perhaps no single person in the 20th century did more to preserve, broadcast, and redistribute folk music than Pete Seeger, whose passion for politics, the environment, and humanity earned him both ardent fans and vocal enemies ever since he first began performing in the late '30s. His battle against injustice led to his being blacklisted during the McCarthy era, celebrated during the turbulent '60s, and welcomed at union rallies throughout his life. His tireless efforts regarding global concerns such as environmentalism, population growth, and racial equality earned him the respect and friendship of such political heroes as Martin Luther King, Jr., Woody Guthrie, and Cesar Chavez, and the generations of children who first learned to sing and clap to Seeger's Folkways recordings must number in the millions. Rising above all of Seeger's political ideals and his passion for authentic folk music was his clear voice and chiming banjo, both of which sang out with a clarity that rang true.

Pete Seeger was born May 3, 1919, in Patterson, New York. The son of Charles and Constance Seeger, Pete grew up in a household filled with both music (his mother was a violinist and teacher, his father was a musicologist and conductor, both of whom had served on the faculty at Juilliard) and political activism (his father worked as a teacher at the University of California at Berkeley, where his pacifism earned him so many enemies that he resigned in the fall of 1918). The youthful Pete initially rebelled against his parents' passion for music, but upon hearing a five-string banjo for the first time at the Folk Song and Dance Festival in Asheville, North Carolina, his dream of becoming a painter was pushed aside. He studied sociology at Harvard University beginning in 1936, but left just before his final exams two years later, choosing instead to roam the American South making field recordings with music scholar Alan Lomax. These experiences were the foundation of Seeger's repertoire of work songs, lullabies, folk songs, and ballads that he would revisit throughout his musical career.

Seeger was drafted into the Army in 1942, spending much of his time performing to troops in the South Pacific, and in 1943 he got married to Toshi Ohta (who remained his wife for more than 50 years, until her passing in 2013). After his discharge he continued his travels throughout the U.S., but as a performer instead of a scholar, performing wherever people were gathered, from taverns to churches. On March 3, 1940, he met Woody Guthrie at a migrant worker benefit concert, and soon after the two helped form the Almanac Singers, a loosely organized musical collective that included Lee Hays, Millard Lampell, Sis Cunningham, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly, Josh White, Burl Ives, and Richard Dyer-Bennett at different times. The Almanac Singers' career was brief (lasting just over a year), but their pacifist attitudes and their ability to draw large crowds brought them under the scrutiny of the political powers of the time. Upon the dissolution of the Almanacs, Seeger and Hays formed the Weavers with Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman, finding universal success with their bright renditions of folk songs and spirituals like "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," "Wimoweh," "Goodnight Irene," and "On Top of Old Smoky." Unfortunately, Seeger and Hays' leftist leanings had long been under the scrutiny of the FBI, and ironically, their straightforward and innocuous performances were drawing disdain from the die-hard leftist press. In 1955 Seeger was brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee and his testimony resulted in his being blacklisted for seven years (and not officially cleared on charges of contempt until 1962).

Seeger left the Weavers in 1958 for a solo career just as the seeds of the music they planted were beginning to take root on college campuses and in coffeehouses across the U.S. He spent much of the '60s in the South, marching in civil rights protests and arranging an old spiritual into what he named "We Shall Overcome," which has become the anthem of the pursuit for equality worldwide. In 1962, he put the words to a portion of the book of Ecclesiastes to music, capturing the feel of the changing climate of the youth movement in his song "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)." In addition to the countless social rallies he organized and participated in at this time, Seeger also had a hand in many of the Newport Folk Festivals in the early and mid-'60s. His adherence to the sanctity of folk music came to a boiling point with the advent of folk-rock, and this was visibly demonstrated when he tried to pull the plug on Bob Dylan's very electrified set with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in 1965. In 1967, his objection to the Vietnam War was made evident during an appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour when he attacked Lyndon Johnson's war policies during his performance of the song "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy."

Seeger focused his attention on environmental issues in the 1970s and '80s, notably with the launch of the sloop Clearwater (a floating classroom, laboratory, stage, and speaker's forum) onto the Hudson River in 1969. He also remained active on the festival circuit, appearing at outdoor folk concerts and organizing rallies for any number of causes, from labor unions to anti-pollution legislation. The '90s saw Seeger on-stage receiving awards as often as performing music; with honors including receiving the nation's highest artistic honors at the Kennedy Center, gaining entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and earning the Harvard Arts Medal (despite the fact that he opted not to graduate from the university). He also won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album of 1996, and in 1999 he traveled to Cuba to accept the Felix Varela Medal (Cuba's highest honor) for "his humanistic and artistic work in defense of the environment and against racism." In 2008, Seeger released At 89, a collection of newly recorded classics and newly written material. Released on September 30, it won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.

Seeger's 90th birthday on May 3, 2009 was celebrated with an all-star concert at Madison Square Garden, where he performed with many of the artists he had influenced over the years. Seeger stayed active even in his ninth decade, both as a political, social, and environmental activist and as a musician, appearing at marches, rallies, and benefits much as he'd always done, and in the recording studio, signing to Appleseed Records and releasing Tomorrow's Children, an interactive collaboration with fourth graders at the Forrestal School in Beacon, New York, in 2010; A More Perfect Union (a project with longtime friend and collaborator Lorre Wyatt) in 2012; and the documentary-styled Pete Remembers Woody, which was full of fascinating stories about Seeger and Guthrie, also in 2012. Seeger remained a comfortable and riveting performer on-stage no matter his age, appearing at Farm Aid in September of 2013, where he performed "This Land Is Your Land" with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews.

Pete Seeger died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on January 27, 2014 at the age of 94. His passion for reaching the hearts and minds of those who would listen was summed up by the inscription on his banjo, "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." Seeger's music didn't force hate to surrender with muscle or intimidation, but with his simple honesty and pure-hearted clarity, which truly changed the course of history during the many years he performed. ~ Zac Johnson
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Sing Out!: Hootenanny With Pete Seeger And The Hooteneers

1. All I Want Is Union

2. Put My Name Down

3. Talking Un-American Blues

4. In Contempt

5. The Gray Goose

6. Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies

7. Raise A Ruckus Tonight

8. I've Got A Right

9. Jefferson And Liberty

10. Another Man Done Gone

11. The Preacher And The Slave (Pie In The Sky)

12. Boll Weevil

13. The Popular Wobbly

14. John Henry

15. We Shall Overcome

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Track List: At 89

1. Nameless Banjo Riff

2. False From True

3. Now We Sit Us Down

4. Pete's Greeting (Spoken)

5. Visions Of Children

6. Wonderful Friends

7. The Water Is Wide

8. Pete Talks About Clearwater (Spoken)

9. It's A Long Haul

10. Throw Away That Shad Net (How Are We Gonna Save Tomorrow?)

11. Song Of The World's Last Whale

12. The First Settlers

13. The D Minor Flourish / Cindy

14. Pete's Intro To If It Can't Be Reduced (Spoken)

15. If It Can't Be Reduced

16. Spring Fever

17. Pete Speaks About World War Ii (Spoken)

18. When I Was Most Beautiful

19. Bach At Treblinka

20. We Will Love Or We Will Perish

21. The Story Of Tzena, Tzena, Tzena (Spoken)

22. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena

23. One Percent Phosphorous Banjo Riff

24. Pete Speaks About Involvement (Spoken)

25. Or Else! (One-A These Days)

26. Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

27. Little Fat Baby

28. Arrange And Re-Arrange

29. Alleluya

30. Pete's Extroduction (Spoken)

31. If This World Survives

32. How Soon?

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Track List: The Essential Pete Seeger

1. If I Had A Hammer

2. Goodnight Irene

3. Barbara Allen (Live)

4. Talking Union

5. Wimoweh (Mbube) (Live)

6. John Henry (Live)

8. Michael Row The Boat Ashore (Live)

11. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

14. Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

15. We Shall Overcome (Live)

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Track List: American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3

1. Gypsy Davy

2. Deep Blue Sea

3. New River Train

4. St. James Hospital

5. E-Ri-E Canal

6. St Louis Blues

7. Boll Weevil

8. The Girl I Left Behind

9. When I First Came To This Land

10. The Titanic

11. Elanoy

12. Lady Of Carlysle

13. My Good Man (Our Goodman)

14. Golden Vanity

15. Ain't It A Shame

16. Swanee River

17. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

18. The Boys From County Mayo

19. No Irish Need Apply

20. Paddy Works On The Railroad

21. Arkansas Traveler

22. When I Was Single

23. Wond'rous Love

24. Ground Hog

25. Old Blue

26. She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain

27. Erie Canal

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Track List: Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits

1. Little Boxes (Live)

2. Wimoweh

3. Where Have All The Flowers Gone

4. Abi Yoyo

5. The Bells Of Rhymney

6. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

7. Talking Union

8. Which Side Are You On (Live)

9. We Shall Overcome (Live)

10. Living In The Country

11. Darling Corey

12. Guantanamera (Live)

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Track List: Pete Seeger In Prague 1964

Disc 1

1. T - For Texas (Live)

2. Kai-Yo-Wa-Ji-Neh

3. Amazing Grace

4. The Devil And The Farmer

5. Banjo Breakdown

6. Mr Tom Hughes Town

8. Rock Island Line

10. Dark As A Dungeon

11. So Long

12. Talking Columbia

13. Lord God, Pittsburgh!

14. Why, Oh Why?

15. Oleana

16. Michael Row The Boat Ashore

17. Bayeza

19. Tzena Tzena

20. Down By The Riverside

21. Where Have All The Flowers Gone? (Live)

22. Living In The Country

Disc 2

1. Coal Creek March

2. Darlin' Cory

3. Oh Had I A Golden Thread

4. I Can See A New Day

5. What Did You Learn In School Today?

6. Little Boxes

7. Living In A Country

8. We Shall Overcome (Live)

9. Little Molly

10. I Want To Go To Andorra!

11. Ida Red, Old Joe Clark

12. Pretty Saro

13. Woody's Rag

14. 900 Miles

15. Oleana

17. Careless Love (Live)

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Track List: Headlines & Footnotes: A Collection Of Topical Songs

1. Peg And Awl

2. The Titanic

3. Sinking Of The Reuben James

4. Listen Mr. Bilbo

5. Hold The Line

6. Passing Through

7. Coal Creek March / Payday At Coal Creek / Roll Down The Line

8. I Come And Stand At Every Door

9. Times A-Getting Hard

10. Little Boxes

11. From Way Up Here

12. The Battle Of Maxton Field

13. My Get Up And Go

14. The Bells Of Rhymney

15. Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

16. Guantanamera

17. There Once Was A Woman Who Swallowed A Lie

18. Wasn't That A Time

19. Viva La Quice Brigada

20. Wimoweh

21. English Is Cuh-Ray-Zee

22. Odds On Favorite

23. A Little Of This And That (live)

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Track List: If I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle

1. If I Had A Hammer (Introduction)

2. Banks Of Marble

3. Which Side Are You On

4. Casey Jones (The Union Scab)

5. Talking Union

6. Joe Hill

7. Union Maid

8. Step By Step

9. Solidarity Forever

10. Where Have All The Flowers Gone

11. Talking Atom

12. Crow On The Cradle

13. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream

14. Study War No More

15. Bourgeois Blues

16. River Of My People

17. Hold On (Hand On The Plow)

18. We Shall Overcome

19. He Lies In The American Land

20. Well May The World Go

21. Turn, Turn, Turn (live)

22. Tomorrow Is A Highway

23. Oh, Had I A Golden Thread

24. We'll Be A-Doubling

25. Arrange And Rearrange

26. If I Had A Hammer

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Track List: A Link In The Chain

Disc 1

1. Living In The Country (live)

2. My Oklahoma Home Blowed Away

3. Get Up And Go

4. Oh, I Had A Golden Thread

5. Never Wed An Old Man

6. Queen Anne Front

7. Cryderville Jail (live)

8. Waist Deep In The Deep Muddy

9. This Land Is Your Land

10. Draft Dodger Rag

11. The Pill

12. Where Have All The Flowers Gone

13. My Name Is Lisa Kavelage

14. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

15. Guantanamera

16. Last Train To Nuremburg

17. Keep Your Eyes On The Prize (live)

18. Oh, Freedom (live)

19. We Shall Overcome

Disc 2

1. Coal Creek March

2. Pretty Boy Floyd (live)

3. Hobo's Lullaby (live)

4. Aime Semple McPherson (live)

5. The Cowboy's Lament

6. Jesse James

7. Belle Starr

8. Harry Sims (live)

9. Mrs. McGrath (live)

10. Jay Gould's Daughter

11. Nameless Lick

12. What Did You Learn In School Today ? (live)

13. Henry My Son (live)

14. Put Your Finger In The Air

15. Michael Row The Boat Ashore

16. This Old Car

17. Be Kind To Your Parents

18. Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase

19. This Land Is Your Land

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Track List: Live At Newport

1. Introduction (Live)

2. Manyura Manyah (Live)

3. Malaika (Live)

4. Oh Mary Don't You Weep (Live)

5. The Foolish Frog (Live)

6. Deep Blue Sea (Live)

7. Never Wed An Old Man (Live)

8. Old Joe Clark / Oh Had I A Golden Thread (Live)

9. Holy Ground (Live)

10. Darlin' Corey / Skip To My Lou / Going Across The Mountains (Live)

11. Midnight Special (Live)

12. It Takes A Worried Man (Live)

13. Coal Creek March (Live)

14. Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Live)

15. Down By The Riverside (Live)

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Track List: Darling Corey/Goofing-Off Suite

1. John Riley

2. Risselty-Rosselty

3. Devilish Mary

4. Come All You Fair And Tender Maids

5. East Virginia

6. I Had A Wife

7. Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy

8. Darling Corey

9. Four Banjo Pieces: Fly Around My Blue Eyed Girl / Cripple Creek / Ida Red / Old Joe Clark (Medley)

10. Jam On Jerry's Rock

11. Penny's Farm

12. Danville Girl

13. Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies

14. Goofing-Off Suite: Opening Theme

15. Cindy

16. Blue Skies

17. The Girl I Left Behind Me

18. Bach, J.S.: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring

19. Beethoven, Ludwig V.: Duet From Symphony No. 7

20. Beethoven, Ludwig V.: Chorale From Symphony No. 9

21. Stravinsky, Igor: Russian Folk Themes And Yodel

22. Grieg, Edvard: Anitra's Dance / Brandy Leave Me Alone

23. Opening Theme (Reprise)

24. The Mexican Blues

25. Time's A-Getting Hard

26. Empty Pocket Blues (Barrel Of Money Blues)

27. Sally My Dear

28. Oh, Liza, Poor Gal

29. Sally Ann

30. Woody's Rag

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Track List: Wimoweh And Other Songs Of Freedom And Protest

1. I'm On My Way To Canaan's Land (Live)

2. Wimoweh (Live)

3. Wasn't That A Time (Live)

4. Freiheit (Live)

5. Study War No More (Down By The Riverside) (Live)

6. Hold On (Live)

7. If I Had A Hammer (Hammer Song) (Live)

8. We Are Soldiers In The Army (Live)

9. Mrs. McGrath (Live)

10. What A Friend We Have In Congress (Live)

11. Hymn To Nations (Beethoven, Ludwig V.: 9th Symphony) (Live)

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Track List: Pete Seeger Sings Lead Belly

1. Midnight Special

2. Stewball

3. Pick A Bale Of Cotton

4. New York City

5. Ha Ha This A-Way

6. Bourgeois Blues

7. Bring Me A Little Water, Silvy

8. Alabama Bound

9. Boll Weevil

10. Black Girl (In The Pines)

11. Irene (Goodnight Irene)

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Track List: Abiyoyo And Other Story Songs For Children

1. Sam, The Whaler

2. Abiyoyo

3. Sweet Little Baby

4. Sweepy, Sweepy, Sweepy

5. Where Are My Pajamas?

6. Green Grass Grows All Around

7. One Grain Of Sand

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Track List: God Bless the Grass

1. The Power and the Glory

2. Pretty Saro

3. 70 Miles

4. The Faucets are Dripping

5. Cement Octopus

6. God Bless the Grass

7. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood

8. Coal Creek March

9. The Girl I Left Behind Me

10. I Have a Rabbit

11. The People are Scratching

12. Coyote, My Little Brother

13. Preserven El Parque Elysian

14. My Dirty Stream (The Hudson River Song)

15. John Riley

16. Barbara Allen

17. From Way Up Here

18. My Land is a Good Land

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Track List: Broadsides - Songs And Ballads

1. The Dove

2. Flowers Of Peace

3. Mack The Bomb

4. From Way Up Here

5. Tomorrow's Children

6. Get Up And Go

7. The New York J-D Blues

8. Coyote, My Little Brother

9. We Shall Overcome

10. To My Old Brown Earth

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Track List: Songs Of Struggle And Protest, 1930-50

1. Step By Step

2. Aimee McPherson

3. I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister

4. Joe Hill

5. Harry Simms

6. Los Quatro Generales

7. Bourgeois Blues

8. Pittsburgh

9. Talking Union

10. The D-Day Dodgers

11. Hymm To Nations ("Brother Sing Yor Country's Anthem")

12. What A Friend We Have In Congress

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Track List: Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2

1. Little Boxes

2. Fare Thee Well

3. Never Turn Back, We'll Never Turn Back

4. The Willing Conscript

5. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes

6. Who Killed Davey Moore?

7. I Ain't A-Scared Of Your Jail

8. What Did You Learn In School Today?

9. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

10. The Thresher

11. William Moore, The Mailman

12. Business

13. The Song Of The Punch Press Operator

14. The Ballad Of Lou Marsh

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Track List: American Favorite Ballads, Vol 5: Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger

1. Red River Valley

2. Foggy Dew

3. Molly Malone

4. Ida Red

5. Talking Blues

6. Lolly Too-Dum

7. Riflemen of Bennington

8. Summertime

9. I've Been Working on the Railroad

10. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum

11. Farther Along

12. Ain't it a Shame

13. Leatherwing Bat

14. St. James Infirmary

15. T.B. Blues

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Track List: American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4

1. Banks Of The Ohio (live)

2. You Are My Sunshine

3. Hallelujah, I'm A Bum

4. The Foggy Dew

5. Molly Malone

6. Old Maid's Song

7. Oh, How He Lied

8. Where The Old Allegheny And The Monongahela Flow

9. Leatherwing Bat

10. Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier

11. Farther Along

12. Go Down, Moses

13. All My Trials

14. Monsieur Banjo

15. No More Auction Block

16. Hole In The Bucket

17. What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor

18. Army Life

19. Blue Mountain Lake

20. Lady Margret

21. John Hardy

22. The Three Butchers

23. John Riley

24. Washer Lad

25. Talking Blues

26. Lolly Too Dum

27. T.B. Blues

28. Summertime

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Track List: Sing Out With Pete!

1. Study War No More (Down By The Riverside)

2. We Are Soldiers In The Army

3. Oh, Mary Don't You Weep

4. Michael, Row The Boat Ashore

5. Mrs. McGrath

6. I'm On My Way To Canaan's Land

7. Deep Blue Sea

8. Que Bonita Bandera

9. Wimoweh

10. Hold On

11. Freiheit

12. If I Had A Hammer (Hammer Song)

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Track List: Gazette, Vol. 2

1. Tomorrow Is A Highway

2. The Dying Miner

3. Bourgeois Blues

4. The Literacy Test Song

5. Fayette County

6. Moorsoldaten (Peat Bog Soldiers)

7. Hold The Line

8. When A Fellow Is Out Of A Job

9. The RAND Hymn

10. The Crow On The Cradle

11. I Come And Stand At Every Door

12. The Easter Marchers

13. The Jack Ash Society

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Track List: Champlain Valley Songs

1. Seneca Canoe Song

2. Isabeau S'y Promeneau

3. The Valliant Soldier

4. Elder Bordee

5. John Riley

6. The Banks Of Champlain

7. Roslyn Castle

8. Boyne Water

9. Canadien Errant, Un

10. Once More A-Lumbering Go

11. The Shantyman's Life

12. Les Raftsmen (Mother Gautier)

13. Lily Of The Lake

14. Vive La Canadienne

15. How're You On For Stamps Today

16. Clara Nolan's Ball

17. Young Charlotte

18. John Brown's Body

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Track List: Song And Play Time

1. Go In And Out The Window

2. She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain

3. Skip To My Lou

4. Here We Go Luby-Loo

5. Going To Boston

6. Little Sally Walker

7. I've Been Working On The Railroad

8. Let Us Come In

9. Birthday Polka

10. I Wonder What Tinya Can Do

11. Captain Jinks

12. Bob-A-Needle

13. Mary Wore A Red Dress

14. Red Bird

15. Ha-Ha This A-Way

16. Soon As We All Cook Sweet Potatoes

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Track List: American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2

1. Oh, Susanna

2. The Riddle Song

3. Oh, What a Beautiful City

4. Sally Ann

5. House of the Rising Sun

6. Shenandoah

7. The Midnight Special

8. Careless Love

9. Hard Traveling

10. Poor Boy

11. Black Girl (In the Pines)

12. Alabama Bound

13. Stagger Lee

14. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair

15. Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

16. The Water is Wide

17. The Fox

18. The Keeper and the Doe

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Track List: Gazette, Vol. 1

1. Pretty Boy Floyd

2. Banks Of Marble

3. The TVA Song

4. Martian Love Song

5. 42 Kids

6. State Of Arkansas (My Name Is Terry Roberts)

7. Declaration Of Independence

8. The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be

9. The Ballad Of Sherman Wu

10. Roll On Columbia

11. The Sinking Of The Reuben James

12. Then We'll Have Peace

13. The Scaler

14. Newspapermen

15. Talking Atom (Old Man Atom)

16. Teacher's Blues

17. The Demi Song

18. The Battle Of Maxton Field

19. Doctor Freud

20. There Is Mean Things Happening In This Land

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Track List: American Favorite Ballads. Vol.1

1. John Henry

2. Shenandoah

3. Blue-Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn)

4. Black Girl

5. Skip To My Lou

6. The Big Rock Candy Mountain

7. Clementine

8. Yankee Doodle

9. Home On The Range

10. John Brown's Body

11. Goodnight, Irene

12. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

13. Oh, Susanna

14. Wayfaring Stranger

15. Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep

16. Down In The Valley

17. The Wabash Cannonball

18. On Top Of Old Smoky

19. Frankie And Jonny

20. I Ride An Old Paint

21. The Wreck Of The Railroad

22. Wagoner's Lad

23. Old Dan Tucker

24. I've Been Working On The Railroad

25. Cielito Lindo

26. So Long, It's Been Good To Know You (Dusty Old Dust)

27. America The Beautiful

28. This Land Is Your Land

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Track List: American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1

1. Down in the Valley

2. Oh, Mary Don't You Weep

3. The Blue Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn)

4. Yankee Doodle

5. Cielito Lindo

6. Buffalo Gals

7. The Wabash Cannonball

8. So Long, It's Been Good To Know You

9. The Wagoner's Lad

10. The Big Rock Candy Mountain

11. The Wreck of the Old 97

12. On Top of Old Smoky

13. I Ride an Old Paint

14. Frankie and Johnny

15. Old Dan Tucker

16. Skip to My Lou

17. Home on the Range

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Track List: American Ballads

1. Pretty Polly

2. The Three Butchers

3. John Henry

4. Jay Gould's Daughter

5. The Titanic Disaster

6. Fair Margaret And Sweet William

7. John Hardy

8. The Golden Vanity

9. Gypsy Davy

10. Farmer's Curst Wife

11. Down In Carlisle (In Castyle There Lived A Lady)

12. St. James Hospital

13. Jesse James

14. Barbara Allen

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Track List: Love Songs For Friends And Foes

1. Open The Door

2. I'll Sing You A Love Song

3. The Trip We Took Over The Mountain

4. She Moves Through The Fair

5. Sally My Dear

6. No Sir No

7. Stranger's Blues

8. Streets Of Glory (I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With Jesus)(River Of Jordan)

9. Study War No More (Down By The Riverside)

10. Passing Through

11. Over The Hills

12. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

13. Chalil Melody

14. Little Girl, See Through My Window

15. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream

16. Listen, Mr. Bilbo

17. Autherine

18. If I Had A Hammer (Hammer Song)

19. River Of My People

20. Black And White

21. The Happy Whistler

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Track List: The Pete Seeger Sampler

1. Johnny Comes Down To Hilo

2. Putting On The Style

3. Deep Blue Sea

4. Spanish Folk Song (Happy Birthday)

5. Delia's Gone

6. Go And Dig My Grave

7. Italian Christmas Song

8. Hoe Down (Whoa Mule) / I'm On My Way To Cannan's Land / Hey Li-Lee, Li-Lee-Lo (Medley)

9. Lullaby / Beans, Bacon And Gravy / Suliram (Indonesian Lullaby) / Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (Medley)

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Track List: American Industrial Ballads

1. Peg And Awl

2. The Blind Fiddler

3. The Buffalo Skinners

4. Eight-Hour Day

5. Hard Times In The Mill

6. Roll Down The Line

7. Hayseed Like Me

8. The Farmer Is The Man

9. Come All You Hardy Miners

10. He Lies In The American Land

11. Casey Jones

12. Let Them Wear Their Watches Fine

13. Cotton Mill Colic

14. Seven Cent Cotton And Forty Cent Meat

15. Mill Mother's Lament

16. Fare Ye Well, Old Ely Branch

17. Beans, Bacon, and Gravy

18. The Death Of Harry Simms

19. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

20. Ballad Of Barney Graham

21. My Children Are Seven In Number

22. Raggedy

23. Pittsburgh Town

24. Sixty Per Cent

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Track List: The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960

Disc 1

1. Goofing Off Suite / Opening Theme (Live)

2. Penny's Farm (Live)

3. He Lies In The American Land (Live)

4. Deep Blue Sea (Live)

5. Hieland Laddie (Live)

6. Oh Riley (Live)

7. Cripple Creek/Old Joe Clark/Old Dan Tucker (Banjo Medley) (Live)

8. Summertime (Live)

9. D-Day Dodgers (Live)

10. Quiz Show (Live)

11. Al Smith Holds The Bottle (Live)

12. What A Friend We Have In Congress (Live)

13. Living In The Country (Live)

14. Water Is Wide (Live)

15. Bells Of Rhymney (Live)

16. Goodnight Irene (Live)

17. Intermission (Live)

Disc 2

1. Big Rock Candy Mountain (Live)

2. I Had A Dream (Live)

3. Oh, What A Beautiful City (Live)

4. In The Sweet Bye And Bye/Preacher And The Slave (Live)

5. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream (Live)

6. Colorado Trail/Spanish Is The Loving Tongue/From Here On Up/Texas Girls/We Pity Our Bosses Five/The Scabs Crawl In/Swarthmore Girls (Medley) (Live)

7. Open The Door Softly/Road To Athay/Why Do Scotsmen? (Live)

8. Hold Up Your Petticoat/Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Step By Step/Joe Hill's Last Will (Live)

9. Vive La Quince Brigada (Live)

10. Suliram (Indonesian Lullaby) (Live)

11. Wimoweh (Live)

12. Michael, Row The Boat Ashore (Live)

13. Commentary (Live)

14. Bourgeois Blues (Live)

15. Black Girl/Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (Live)

16. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena (Live)

17. Worried Man Blues (Live)

18. Conclusion (Live)

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We will all miss him...not only a pioneed of folk music, but a hell of a nice guy too....
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A great human being

Love his music
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Seconded, Comintern, no truer word for him than that. Apart from my mom, his is the first voice I remember singing in my ears. And I've been grateful for that my whole life long.
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Thank God the world finally recognized what a saint Pete Seeger was. I was lucky enough to have met him twice and had dinner with him once before a concert, as usual, a benefit concert. So now it is up to us. - JMF
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It is 2015. Is this truly the sorrow we were born for?
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Pete Seeger is a hero
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amen..sjdjge n e !
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sjdjgene
Pete Seeger should be honored with the highest award allowed to a civilian. What a tremendous loss to the world of those who would speak out for freedom, justice and the environment. Just another folk singer, gone? Hardly. The songs that he wrote will have America, and possibly the world, singing for many decades to come. Keep Pete Seeger's spirit alive. Teach your children to sing the songs of freedom and justice for all mankind.
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chingchong84 3
I remember the character, Mr Edwards, played by Victor French, on The Little House On The Prairie singing this ha
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jamie2893 - good for you, you have an opinion! It's a start. One day when you get older if your real lucky maybe you'll develop some intelligence with which to temper your opinion.
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Lucky6
Poor Jamie doesn't realize it's up to HIM to clear his channel. Stupid is as Stupid does!
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saddlebag71
Too bad, jamie, just turn off the sound. He was a great influence to many musicians, folk or popular. Pandora should block you from him, just so we don't have to read your vitriolic comments.
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jamie2893
I do not like this PETE SEEGAR CRAPPOLA that keeps appearing in my station. Get it out of here pandora
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jessicalwatt e r s 3
Life is eternal. Believe me we all return, life after life. He has heard your blessings and recollection s . Personally I'd like to say, Many blessings Pete, thank you for helping us all learn to love, thank you for sharing your love
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RIP. you will be missed.
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Had dinner with him once. Sang in Boston as he led thousands in four part harmony. They were and are the assembly call, the charge of the Lincoln-KIng - K e n n e d y - O c h s - S e e g e r Brigade. We will never be stopped, never give up, until Love is Lord of All. Thank you Pete.
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Pete, you sang truth to power;may we all be so brave and strong.
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Thanks maestro, see you when I get there...
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mariacroumli c h
Thank you, Pete for getting me to sing along. The world was a better place with you around.
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rickstersher p a
God Bless You Pete. Thank you for your songs and inspiration. Our thoughts are with your family and we hope they find consolation in a life well lived. I did hope you would live and sing forever.
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The world has lost a great human being, activist, and humanitarian . Our nation has lost a great American and the music world has lost a giant and one of its greatest champions. Pete Seeger’s importance cannot be overstated. One has only to read his Wikipedia bio to get the details. He was a major influence on multiple generations of musicians myself included.
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Pete-Great memories Thanks
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saltmistrose n z
I miss you Pete Seeger and folk music as you made.
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RIP Pete
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what a great song writer, Pete will be missed
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I feel blessed that Pete helped form the person that I am today. RIP
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madtechie
Godspeed Pete ...
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Thank you for your life and your talent. RIP.
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RIP Pete.
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ironhand15
Farewell kind sir. I will never be able to adequately express the impact you've had upon my life.
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sheryled0
He made a difference.. .
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we are fortunate that Pete's music will live on, even as we mourn his earthly passing.
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caroleinfj
brother in spirit, thank you for your contribution to our world, you will be forever missed
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His music was of the story of the United States; good and bad, inspirationa l and depressing, inclusive and discriminato r y , progressive and repressive, just and unjust, democratic and oligarchic - A story of struggles set to musical poetry and a message of resistance to the domination of moneyed interests and environmenta l disaster.
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You will be missed, Pete, but now you can teach the other angels to play the banjo.
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Thank you for the beautiful music Pete. You have been an inspiration.
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Thank you Pete, you will be missed
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emaclean6
Thank you Pete. Godspeed.
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It was with great sadness that I woke to the news of the passing of Pete Seeger. No man, aside from my grandfather and father, has taught me the importance of peace and how not to be silent until everyone has an opportunity for it.

The songs of Pete Seeger filled my house and still reside in my heart. If anyone ever asked me what peace sounded like-I would sing them a Pete Seeger song. I proudly proclaim that I am a peace activist because Pete taught me that was nothing to be ashamed of-ever!
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Keep on truckin' Pete!
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Pete Seeger is amazing!
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After every concert, I would write Pete a thank you note and he always sent me a postcard saying, Thanks, Pete! with a signature drawing of his long neck banjo. He's a national treasure.
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there will never be another like pete seeger
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I love Pete Seeger. He really has a kind of Grandfather personality: he tells you stories.
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Another Happy Birthday to YOU, Pete Seeger - at 94!
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Happy Birthday Pete!
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I met Pete Seeger and sailed on the Clearwater, out of S. Norwalk, Ct. in the early 70's to promote cleaning up the Hudson River......H e was a humble, humorous, dedicated environmenta l i s t and sailor. We sang Sea Shanty's the whole trip. It's a memory I will always treasure.
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What an era!
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What the hell did I just hear.- .-
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