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Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger on Moe Asch and Folkways Records (1987)

Interview by Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages audio, January 1987

The folk revival's elder statesman pays tribute to Folkways founder Moe Asch: talks about the label's evolution, its principles and modus operandi, and its value as a preserver of marginal musical forms. Plus he speaks about Asch's relationship with Woody Guthrie and the EP This Land is Your Land; about Asch's business practices and the issues of royalties and copyrights. Finally, Seeger sums up Asch the man...

File format: mp3; file size: 55.5mb, interview length: 57' 46" sound quality: ***

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Pete Seeger's Birthday Concert: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Live Review by Alan Light,, May 2009

IN THE NEW biography The Protest Singer, folk music paragon Pete Seeger tells writer Alec Wilkinson that the single word he believes in above all ...

Pete Seeger: Johnny Appleseed

Retrospective by Dave Laing, The History of Rock, 1982

Pete Seeger spread the word throughout America ...

Pete Seeger: The man who brought politics to music

Obituary by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 28 January 2014

One of Pete Seeger's greatest achievements was incorporating political activism into music, and realising that liberation struggles need a soundtrack ...

Bruce Blew My Cover: Pete Seeger

Report and Interview by Edward Helmore, The Guardian, 1 February 2007

ON THE FIRST Friday of the month, in fine weather and sometimes foul, you will find Pete Seeger, the folk-singing legend and pioneering environmentalist, in ...

Seeger and Guthrie: A Tradition Continues

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 22 July 1983

WHEN ARLO Guthrie and Pete Seeger performed together at Wolf Trap three summers ago, they managed to convince the sell-out crowd that they weren't really ...

Pete Seeger: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 19 November 1966

HE DID it again! Every time Pete Seeger puts on a solo concert in Britain I wonder if he can pull it off, the unique ...

Newport Festival: Teenage Takeover In Millionaires' Playground

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 31 July 1966

Once again rebellious young rock 'n' rollers have turned exclusive Newport into a riot city of jazz and festival From LILLIAN ROXON, who visited Newport, U.S., ...

Pete Seeger: Folk Music Live At The Village Gate (Verve VLP 5016)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 12 November 1966

PETE SEEGER is a man who could sing practically anywhere and give a good account of him self. On Folk Music Live At The Village ...

Pete Seeger: Together In Concert

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 28 June 1975

PETE SEEGER HAS just about every credential it's possible for a folk singer to have without actually being dead. ...

Elijah Wald: Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan and the Night That Split the '60s

Book Review by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 3 July 2015

THIS YEAR IS the 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan armed with an electric guitar, taking the stage at the Newport Folk Festival, backed by a ...

Pete Seeger

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 3 May 1919, New York, USA ...

Pete Seeger: The Voice Of America

Comment by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, April 2009

WHEN PETE SEEGER, the man Bruce Springsteen calls "the father of American folk music", walks on stage at Madison Square Garden on May 3 for ...

Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome – The Seeger Sessions

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, June 2006

What Bruce did next: a hoedown gospel blues klezmer-zydeco celebration of Pete Seeger. Obviously, says Phil Sutcliffe. ...

Pete Seeger: The road goes on for ever

Obituary by Richard Williams, The Guardian, 28 January 2014

The folk singer believed in handing on the traditions he had done so much to save, so that others could carry them forward. It was ...

Irwin Silber of Sing Out!

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, July 2001

IN THE mid-1960's Irwin Silber was editor of Sing Out! magazine, the leading folk periodical in the United States. Here he talks about his personal ...

Pete Seeger: 1919-2014 — "He wanted everyone to be involved..."

Obituary by Rob Hughes, Uncut, April 2014

JUST UNDER A week after his death, Pete Seeger's family organised a public memorial near his home in Beacon, New York. Visiting hours were scheduled ...

Folk albums of 1962: Fad To Staple — Disks Reflect 'Arrival' of Folk Music As Part of Country's Popular Arts

Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 28 April 1963

A LONGER perspective may revise the view, but it appears from a distance of a few months that 1962 was the year when the folk-music ...

The Weavers: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 3 May 1963

7 WEAVERS OFFER 'REUNION' CONCERT Alumni and Future Member Join Folk-Music Quartet ...

Rights Song Has Own History of Integration

Retrospective by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 23 July 1963

Theme Well-Known Despite Lack of A Single Disk ...

Albums from Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and more

Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 27 February 1966

An Old Folk Line On a New Label ...

Pete Seeger: Flower father

Interview by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 3 April 1998

A new tribute CD confirms folk singer Pete Seeger as the patron saint of hippy radicals — and he still hasn't lost hope. ...

see also Weavers, The


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