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Subject: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 02:34 PM

      This is an edited PermaThread® for Thomas Stern's Pete Seeger Resources project. This thread will be edited by Thomas Stern. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      -Joe Offer-

PETE SEEGER resources



1972 film: A SONG AND A STONE by Bob Elfstrom
now available on DVD WIENERWORLD WNRD 2588 (2014)

My comment: I watched a short bit of this. Image and sound and
not very good - looks like perhaps 8mm film, but it is wonderful
to see Pete at that time, with Johnny Cash, Clearwater, Rev.Kirkpatrick

April 1981
Symposium on the Spanish Civil War, held at DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.
Pete introduces and sings VIVA LA QUINTE BRIGADA
This is an EXTRA on the 2008 KINO DVD of "The Good Fight".

2005, The New Press, New York/London
AND THEY ALL SANG - Adventures of an eclectic disc jockey by STUDS TERKEL
an interview with Pete Seeger from 2002 p.213-223

interesting information about ancestors, working with Alan Lomax
at the Library of Congress etc.

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 07:38 PM

Thanks Joe!
Not much to edit, so far.....

Best wishes, Thomas.

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 16 Apr 16 - 12:20 PM

a year and a half, no interest! ??

An interesting release, new to me - Pete Seeger: The Storm King
has there been mention of these elsewhere ???

two 2-CD sets issued by HACHETTE AUDIO, 2013; 2016.

Stories, Narratives, Poems
Spoken word set to a world of music
Presented by JEFF HAYNES

Pete Seeger: Storm King volume 1

Pete Seeger: The Storm King volume 2

Best wishes, Thomas.

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: maeve
Date: 16 Apr 16 - 01:08 PM

It's all interesting, Thomas- just not anything to add.

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: voyager
Date: 17 Apr 16 - 12:55 PM

Repost -

Seeger Family Concert - March 2007


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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 Apr 16 - 02:19 PM

I was lucky enough to win a copy of the DVD of the 1972 documentary film "A Song and a Stone":thanks to Pete Heywood of "Living Tradition" magazine for deeming my few short words about Pete worthy of publication, and the DVD!

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 18 Apr 16 - 08:33 AM

HACHETTE 2-11830                         2-CD 2013
PETE SEEGER: The Storm King, Volume 1

Covered Wagon
Sailing Up My Dirty Stream
Talking Drum
To Know Good Will
Storm King
Jacob's Vision
Peace Pilgrim
Libba Cotton
Fannie Lou Hamer
Big Muddy
Story of the Banjo

Little Girl
MLK 14
Double Helix
Tzena Tzena
Rendezvous with Death
Talking Leaves
Woody Guthrie
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
[Copyright Information]

HACHETTE 2-X6561                         2-CD 2016
PETE SEEGER: The Storm King, Volume 2

Choir of Fools
Long Train
Sonny Terry - Brownie McGhee
Satchel Paige
President Hayes
Rosa Parks
Can You Hear Me Now
Occupy Wall Street
World's Last Whale

African Banjo
Lead Belly
Folk Process
Violin Cello Bass
To My Old Brown Earth
Big Corporations
Danny Boy
Paul Robeson
Martin Luther King
We Shall Overcome
Somebody Else's Eye
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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 03 Jun 16 - 10:06 AM

scheduled for 29 July 2016 release, from FELLSIDE Recordings:

Disc: 1
1. Intro
2. East Virginia
3. Deep Blue Sea
4. I Knew Leadbelly
5. El Dia De Tu Santo
6. Cumberland Bear Hunt
7. Pretty Polly
8. He Lies In The American Land
9. One Big Fat Hen
10. Leather Britches/jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
11. Suliram
12. The Bells Of Rhymney
13. John Riley
14. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
15. I Am A Union Woman/fare Y'well Old Ely Branch
16. Which Side Are You On?
17. The Scaler
18. Talking Union
19. The Water Is Wide
20. Bayeza
21. Abi-yo-yo
22. I Never Will Marry
23. She Moves Through The Fair
24. How Beautiful Are The Nights In Israel
25. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
[the selections on DISC 1 were released by FOLKLORE Records
in 1963 on 2 LP's

Disc: 2
1. Old Joe Clark
2. The House Carpenter
3. Medley
4. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
5. What Did You Learn In School Today?
6. Little Boxes
7. Intro
8. If You Miss Me At The Back Of The Bus
9. Intro
10. Pastures Of Plenty
11. The Sinking Of The 'reuben James'
12. Intro
13. Mail Myself To You
14. The Frog & The Mouse
15. Shanties: Shenandoah/Louisiana
16. Little Birdie
17. Intro
18. Guantanamera
19. A Hard Rains Gonna Fall
20. We Shall Overcome

"The legendary American Folk singer's career had been seriously knocked off course by the McCarthy witch-hunts into Unamerican Activities in the USA affecting artists believed to be communists. At one stage Seeger was facing a ten year prison sentence, but he managed to visit the UK in 1958. The concert was recorded and issued by the Folklore label which emanated out of the Dobell's record shop on Charing Cross road in West London. In 1964 he was back again and at one concert, at Manchester's Free Trade Hall, he was recorded again.

Both concerts on this DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF ONE set are 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 and had them eating out of his hand. His ability to engage the audience is an object lesson for young performers. 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. "

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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 16 - 02:33 PM

I hadn't heard of the audiobook Pete Seeger: The Storm King, and I'm intrigued. The production has a Website:
I think "Storm King" was the name of Pete's record label. There's a Storm King Mountain across the Hudson River and a bit downstream from Pete's home in Beacon, New York. When I drove the highway on the west side of the Hudson several years ago, it was a treacherous but beautiful drive to get around Storm King.


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Subject: RE: Pete Seeger - resources
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 03 Jun 16 - 03:28 PM

Hi Joe,
My recollection, without searching, is STORMKING was Pete's music publishing company.
The storm king CDs are imo a wonderful resource, great to hear Pete's stories, recollections, and philosophy in his last years - I think they were broadcast on NPR a few years ago.
The IN ENGLAND CDs will be available through the usual sources
at the end of July, probably sooner via the FELLSIDE website (which is being updated). If anyone is interested give them a few days
to get up and running. Seeger fans probably have the FOLKLORE LPs, but I look forward to having them on much more convenient CD format, as well as getting the additional previously unreleased concert.
Cheers, Thomas.

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