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The Pete Seeger Reader

Author: Pete Seeger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019986201X
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The Pete Seeger Reader brings together writing by and about Seeger and covers his songwriting, recording, book and magazine publishing, and political organizing over the course of his lengthy, storied career.

A Pete Seeger Discography

Author: David King Dunaway
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810877191
Size: 41.58 MB
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Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his recording catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. This book is a comprehensive listing of the 45s, 78s, LPs, and CDs recorded by Seeger in his various incarnations: with the Almanac Singers, with the Weavers, as a solo artist, and with other musicians and contributors. It provides information, with easy to use cross-references, on rare recordings and archival collections.

The Protest Singer

Author: Alec Wilkinson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307390985
Size: 16.89 MB
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Presents a portrait of the folk singer, tracing his career and influence as a singer and surveying his political development.

Who Was Pete Seeger

Author: Noel MacCarry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448484757
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Presents the life of the folk singer and social activist, and discusses his role in the union, anti-war, civil rights, and environmental movements and the opposition he sometimes aroused for his radical views.

Pete Seeger S Storytelling Book

Author: Pete Seeger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156013116
Size: 80.10 MB
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The folksinger offers a guide to the art of storytelling, with new versions of familiar folktales, original stories, and tales based on songs, and family histories, along with suggestions for retelling and personalizing stories.

Arlo Guthrie

Author: Hank Reineke
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883317
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Arlo Guthrie revisits Guthrie s fifteen-year ride as a recording artist. With a look at Guthrie s life and times before and after this prolific period of his career, this biography is a goldmine of information on the Guthrie family's legacy to American music, the counterculture of the 1960s, and the record industry of the 1970s."

How Can I Keep From Singing

Author: David King Dunaway
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 0345506081
Size: 80.32 MB
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Seeger's private papers and numerous interviews with his friends, family, and fellow musicians provide material for a newly revised, detailed portrait of the famous folk singer, tracing his career and influence as a singer, surveying his political development, and including never-before-published photographs from the singer's archives. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544826078
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Pete Seeger, the iconic folk musician and multiple Grammy winner, discovered early in life that what he wanted to do was make music. His amazing career as singer, songwriter, and banjo player spanned seven decades, and included both low points (being charged with contempt of Congress) and highlights (receiving the Kennedy Center Honor from President Clinton). An activist and protester, Seeger crusaded for the rights of labor, the rights of people of color, and the First Amendment right to let his voice be heard, and launched the successful campaign to clean up the Hudson River. Archival photographs and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.

To Everything There Is A Season

Author: Allan M. Winkler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199717257
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Author or coauthor of such legendary songs as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United States. In "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler describes how Seeger applied his musical talents to improve conditions for less fortunate people everywhere. This book uses Seeger's long life and wonderful songs to reflect on the important role folk music played in various protest movements of the twentieth century. A tireless supporter of union organization in the 1930s and 1940s, Seeger joined the Communist Party, performing his songs with banjo and guitar accompaniment to promote worker solidarity. In the 1950s, he found himself under attack during the Red Scare for his radical past. In the 1960s, he became the minstrel of the civil rights movement, focusing its energy with songs that inspired protestors and challenged the nation's patterns of racial discrimination. Toward the end of the decade, he turned his musical talents to resisting the war in Vietnam, and again drew fire from those who attacked his dissent as treason. Finally, in the 1970s, he lent his voice to the growing environmental movement by leading the drive to clean up the Hudson River. The book seeks to answer such fundamental questions as: What was the source of Seeger's appeal? How did he capture the attention and affection of people around the world? And why is song such a powerful medium? Richly researched and crisply written, "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song is an ideal supplement for U.S. history survey courses, as well as twentieth-century U.S. history and history of American folk music courses. To purchase Pete Seeger songs discussed in the text, visit the following link for an iTunes playlist compiled by Oxford University Press: ( id=375976891)