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Pete Seeger In England

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Pete Seeger In England
Pete Seeger In England


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.


  1. Name
  2. Intro
  3. East Virginia
  4. Deep Blue Sea
  5. I Knew Leadbelly
  6. El Dia De Tu Santo
  7. Cumberland Bear Hunt
  8. Pretty Polly
  9. He Lies In The American Land
  10. One Big Fat Hen
  11. Leather Britches/jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
  12. Suliram
  13. The Bells Of Rhymney
  14. John Riley
  15. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  16. I Am A Union Woman/fare Y'well Old Ely Branch
  17. Which Side Are You On?
  18. The Scaler
  19. Talking Union
  20. The Water Is Wide
  21. Bayeza
  22. Abi-yo-yo
  23. I Never Will Marry
  24. She Moves Through The Fair
  25. How Beautiful Are The Nights In Israel
  26. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
  27. Old Joe Clark
  28. The House Carpenter
  29. Medley
  30. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
  31. What Did You Learn In School Today?
  32. Little Boxes
  33. Intro
  34. If You Miss Me At The Back Of The Bus
  35. Intro
  36. Pastures Of Plenty
  37. The Sinking Of The 'reuben James'
  38. Intro
  39. Mail Myself To You
  40. The Frog & The Mouse
  41. Shanties: Shenandoah/Louisiana
  42. Little Birdie
  43. Intro
  44. Guantanamera
  45. A Hard Rains Gonna Fall
  46. We Shall Overcome
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