Pete Seeger In England

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(September 2016)

CD 1: 25 Tracks: Intro * East Virginia * Deep Blue Sea * I Knew Leadbelly * El Dia De Tu Santo * Cumberland Bear Hunt * Pretty Polly * He Lies In The American Land * One Big Fat Hen * Leather Britches /Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring * Suliram * The Bells Of Rhymney * John Riley * Go Tell Aunt Rhody * I Am A Union Woman / Fare Y'well Old Ely Branch * Which Side Are You On? * The Scaler * Talking Union * The Water Is Wide * Bayeza * Abi-yo-yo * I Never Will Marry * She Moves Through The Fair * How Beautiful Are The Nights In Israel * Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream.

CD2: 20 Tracks: Old Joe Clark * The House Carpenter * Medley * Where Have All The Flowers Gone? * What Did You Learn In School Today? * Little Boxes * Intro * If You Miss Me At The Back Of The Bus * Intro * Pastures Of Plenty * The Sinking Of The 'Reuben James' * Intro * Mail Myself To You * The Frog And The Mouse * Shanties: Shenandoah / Louisiana * Little Birdie * Intro * Guantanamera * A Hard Rains Gonna Fall * We Shall Overcome.

A double CD set featuring two recorded concerts of the legendary American folk singer and prolific songwriter Pete Seeger.

The first concert was recorded when he visited the UK in 1958 which at that time was issued on the Folklore label. The second concert was recorded at Manchester's Free Trade Hall in 1964.

His best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson) and "If I Had a Hammer ".

Typical Seeger material of that time. He talks about his friends Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie and champions new songwriters like Tom Paxton and Malvina Reynolds.

The concerts also give a wonderful insight to how Seeger worked an audience.

The Folklore LPs had limited circulation and the Manchester concert has never been heard before. The booklet comes with an informative essay about Pete Seeger by Joe Stead, some observations by Seeger himself and notes about the songs.

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