Pete Seeger apos s life music

, and legacy encapsulate nearly a century of American history and culture. He has immersed himself in folk music and used it, like Johnny Appleseed, to "plant the seeds of a better tomorrow in the homes across our land." The songs in this collection of 139 American Favorite Ballads narrate tales of ordinary people and their extraordinary deeds, and show Pete at the crossroads of the past and the future putting his own stamp on America's folk song heritage while bequeathing it to generations to come. In his 60-some years as a public performer, Pete Seeger has left an indelible footprint on popular music. As a member of the Almanac Singers in the '40s and the Weavers a decade later, Seeger helped midwife the urban folk boom of the '60s. His comfortable voice and graceful banjo style give his many compositions and folk adaptations an easy and elegant dignity, and on the political front, well, he's been a kind of canary in the coal mine for decades, speaking (and singing) out on any number of vital issues. This wonderful five-disc set (each disc comes with its own booklet) shows Seeger at his calm, plainspoken best as he runs through the American folk songbook accompanied only by guitar or banjo. The discs were originally released by Moses Asch's Folkways Records as individual LPs between 1957 and 1962 (in all, Seeger recorded some 40 albums for Folkways between 1950 and 1964), and Smithsonian Folkways reshuffled and reissued them as stand-alone CDs in the digital era, but put together like this, they make a grand and sweeping survey of the songs America has been singing for a century or two, all filtered through Seeger's wise, politically aware perspective. It adds up to some six hours of music, history, and memories, a fine testament to Seeger, Asch, Folkways, and the grand music of the American people. SFW 40155 TRACKLIST John Henry Pete Seeger 4:34 Shenandoah Pete Seeger 1:50 Blue Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn) Pete Seeger 2:35 Black Girl Pete Seeger 2:33 Skip to My Lou Pete Seeger 3:11 The Big Rock Candy Mountain Pete Seeger 3:08 Clementine Pete Seeger 3:05 Yankee Doodle Pete Seeger 1:40 Home on the Range Pete Seeger 1:51 John Brown's Body Pete Seeger 2:59 Goodnight, Irene Pete Seeger 3:43 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Pete Seeger 2:37 Oh, Susanna Pete Seeger 1:17 Wayfaring Stranger Pete Seeger 1:16 Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep Pete Seeger 2:31 Down in the Valley Pete Seeger 3:45 The Wabash Cannonball Pete Seeger 3:05 On Top of Old Smoky Pete Seeger 2:19 Frankie and Johnny Pete Seeger 4:27 I Ride an Old Paint Pete Seeger 3:24 The Wreck of the Old 97 Pete Seeger 1:53 Wagoner's Lad Pete Seeger 1:25 Old Dan Tucker Pete Seeger 2:14 I've Been Working on the Railroad Pete Seeger 1:27 Cielito Lindo Pete Seeger 2:34 So Long, It's Been Good to Know You (Dusty Old Dust) Pete Seeger 3:22 America the Beautiful Pete Seeger 1:38 This Land is Your Land Pete Seeger 2:52 Barbara Allen Pete Seeger 2:54 Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn Pete Seeger 1:37 Midnight Special Pete Seeger 3:06 House of the Rising Sun Pete Seeger 2:32 Careless Love Pete Seeger 3:06 Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) Pete Seeger 3:27 Poor Boy Pete Seeger 2:17 Sally Ann Pete Seeger 1:31 The Riddle Song Pete Seeger 2:26 Go Tell Aunt Rhodie Pete Seeger 3:14 The Water is Wide Pete Seeger 3:34 The Fox Pete Seeger 2:05 The Keeper and the Doe Pete Seeger 2:12 Pretty Polly Pete Seeger 3:37 Jesse James Pete Seeger 4:27 Stagolee (Stagger Lee) Pete Seeger 2:13 Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Pete Seeger 2:31 Camptown Races Pete Seeger 1:31 Blow the Man Down Pete Seeger 2:03 Froggie Went a Courtin' Pete Seeger 2:51 I Had a Rooster (Barnyard Song) Pete Seeger 3:54 Putting On the Style Pete Seeger 2:49 The Farmer's Curst Wife Pete Seeger 2:50 Hard Travelin' Pete Seeger 2:44 Alabama Bound Pete Seeger 2:20 Wimoweh Pete Seeger 3:01 Dink's Song Pete Seeger 2:39 Gypsy Davy Pete Seeger 5:02 Deep Blue Sea Pete Seeger 2:14 River Train Pete Seeger

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