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Pete Seeger - Talking Union - 26575
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Product Code:
26575
Artist:
Pete Seeger
Release Date:
10-03-2008
Description:
Perhaps no single person in the 20th century has done more to preserve, broadcast, and re-distribute folk music than Pete Seeger, whose passion for politcis, the environment and humanity have earned him both ardent fans and vocal enemies since he first began performing in the late '30s. His passion for authentic folk music is clear by his voice and chiming banjo which both sing out with a clarity that rings true. His ceasless passion for reaching the hearts and minds of those who will
listen is summed up by the inscription on his banjo which reads "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." Pete Seeger's music does not force hate to surrender with muscle or intimidation but with his simple honesty and pure- hearted clarity which has truly changed the course of history during the 60-plus years that he has been performing
(www.allmusic.com) This 22-track compilation provides a fitting
contribution to Seeger's finest works.

1. Talking Union Blues
2. Deliver The Goods
3. Union Maid
4. The Sinking Of The Reuben James
5. Casey Jones
6. Gambling Man
7. Liza Jane
8. All I Want
9. Train Is A-Coming
10. Jim Crack Corn
11. All Around The Kitchen
12. Frog Went A-Courting
13. She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain
14. Clap Your Hands
15. This Old Man (Nick Nack Paddy Wack)
16. Bought Me A Cat
17. Jim Along Josie
18. Muleskinner Blues
19. Billy Barlow
20. There Was A Man And He Was Mad
21. Coast Of High Barbary
22. We Shall Not Be Moved

* All original recordings digitally remastered
* Key member of 1940s Left-wing protest group the Almanac Singers & collaborator with Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly & Josh White.
* Later leading 60s Civil Rights campaigner
* Persecuted in 50s McCarthy witch-hunts but famously took the 5th Amendment in refusing to cooperate, resulting in 17-year ban from network TV
* This album includes classic protest songs like Talking Union & Union Maid, traditional Americana like Casey Jones & Gambling Man + some of his popular childrens' tales
* Seeger's profile was raised considerably by admirer
Bruce Springsteen's 2006 tribute album "The Seeger Sessions", which was backed by promotional tour DELTA
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