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American Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 51 mins
This collection reminds us that the ballad's purpose, first and foremost, is to tell a story. These songs narrate tales of ordinary people—hoboes and lovers and sailors—and their extraordinary deeds. From "John Henry" to "Lady Margaret," Pete Seeger's expressive style is ideally communicative.
(Folkways Records, 1957), 51 mins
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Broadsides - Songs and Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1964), 34 mins
This album of songs mostly composed in the early 1960s includes two songs by Malvina Reynolds, as well as "The New York J-D Blues," composed by a New York teenager puzzled by a misguided subway ad campaign about juvenile delinquency. Much of the material included in this collection was printed in the influential...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1964), 34 mins
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Casey Jones (The Union Scab)
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produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014, The Song Swappers; in Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 2 mins
Joe Hill's powerful songs moved Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Si Kahn, and countless others to blend politics and song. This dramatic tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World songwriter and activist Joe Hill, features songs by and about Hill performed by Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, Earl Robinso...
produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014, The Song Swappers; in Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 2 mins
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Hootenanny at Carnegie Hall
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 53 mins
Recorded at three "hoots" in 1958 and 1959, this album represents a tradition that, at the time it was made, was nearly two decades old. Through the course of hootenanny history, certain constants remained: variety, social commentary, and above all, a great deal of audience participation. This album embodies al...
(Folkways Records, 1960), 53 mins
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Sing Out!: Hootenanny with Pete Seeger and the Hooteneers
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(Folkways Records, 1963), 39 mins
This collection contains songs recorded between 1950 and 1955, either live at hootenannies sponsored by Sing Out! magazine, issued as 78rpm records on the defunct Hootenanny Records label, or recorded for special projects organized by Sing Out!. Taken together, they typify the hootenanny tradition of audience...
(Folkways Records, 1963), 39 mins
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How About You?
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produced by Barbara Dane, 1927-; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in What Now People?, Vol. 1 (Paredon Records, 1975), 4 mins
produced by Barbara Dane, 1927-; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in What Now People?, Vol. 1 (Paredon Records, 1975), 4 mins
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