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Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Pete SeegerAudio CD
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Pete Seeger (b. 1919) has had a long and productive career as a folk song leader and social activist.

In 1938, he settled in New York City and eventually met Alan Lomax, Woody Guthrie, Aunt Molly Jackson, Lead Belly and others. Many of this group of musicians eventually formed the Almanac Singers in late 1940. The group performed for gatherings, picket lines, and any place they could ... Read more in Amazon's Pete Seeger Store

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  • Audio CD (April 9, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Columbia / Legacy
  • ASIN: B000063WD4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Little Boxes
2. Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
3. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
4. Abiyoyo
5. The Bells Of Rhymney
6. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
7. Talking Union
8. Which Side Are You On
9. We Shall Overcome
10. Living In The Country
11. Darling Corey
12. Guantanamera
13. Waist Deep In The Big Muddy (Bonus Track)
14. Barbara Allen (Bonus Track)
15. This Land Is Your Land (Bonus Track)
16. Michael Row The Boat Ashore (Bonus Track)

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Pete Seeger's recording career covers more than 60 years, so a single-CD collection is bound to leave out more than a few worthy songs. But the 16 selections on Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits include indispensable Seeger-composed classics like "Turn! Turn! Turn!," "Bells of Rhymney," and an abbreviated a cappella version of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" Also included are songs Seeger popularized, such as "Wimoweh," which he learned from Solomon Linda's original South African recording in the 1940s, and "Guantanamera," which he picked up from some children at a Catskills summer camp where he was singing. All of the performances are drawn from his 1960s tenure at Columbia Records--only the first 12 tracks were included on the original 1967 package--and include both studio and live recordings. This CD features only a small fraction of the songs that could legitimately be called Seeger's greatest hits, but because most of these selections are so important to his career, this set can be thought of as the greatest of his greatest hits. --Michael Simmons

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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pete Seeger is a National Treasure May 9, 2002
Format:Audio CD
There hasn't been another that's walked among us that has been quite like Pete Seeger. Pete's 83rd birthday was in the last week, and I thought I would write this note of thanks to him for all that he has given us.
My Mom used to sing me "Little Boxes" (originally Malvina Reynolds) when I was quite young--a memory I realized when this CD began to play for the first time in my player. I now sing this song to my children. It's great to hear these songs sung by the source..."Turn Turn Turn" and "Guantanamera" are wonderful. There isn't a bad song on the disc.
This man has led a folksinger's life, and his voice is warm like a Pendleton blanket in the Fall. Don't stop with this CD...get some by The Weavers, too. Pete sounds awfully good with Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman. There's a VHS tape out there, too, about The Weavers and is quite good.
Thank you, Pete Seeger.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Grateful Nation Thanks You May 19, 2006
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With all the hubbub about Bruce Springsteen's latest CD (a worthy purchase I might add) I thought I'd also send a kind note thanking Pete Seeger. Being a child of the '60's I saw Pete Seeger more times than I can count at every protest rally, do-gooder function, event celebrating freedom of speech, protesting war, injustice, violence, pollution, environmental issues, human decency, and down right good neighborliness. Always wearing a well-worn paisley cotton shirt, rolled up sleeves, cordoroy cap, and lived in jeans. If we have a troubador in this lifetime, Pete's it. His heart and soul is in his music. It's also in the right place. Listening to Pete Seeger can't help us to be better human beings. This is as good a place to start. He's as close to Woodie Guthrie as we're going to get in this century. Cherish him.
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Look elsewhere for the best February 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
First off, 5 stars to Pete Seeger for popularizing many songs that went on to become hits for other artists (Seeger, himself, actually only wrote 2 of the songs in this collection). My problem with this set is that most of the songs are live recordings which I find to be annoying. You can sometimes hear the audience make noises during Seeger's performances. Also, the offering is skimpy, only 52:46 minutes of music. Much could have been done to beef up this collection, including offering a full version of "Where have All The Flowers Gone?", though the 2 minute a cappella version is beautiful and a highlight of the CD. The liner notes and photos are good.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still inspiring May 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Decided it was time to add Pete Seeger to my CD collection while working on a paper titled "Profiles in Activism: How and Why People Get Involved". I conducted a series of interviews for this project, and one of my questions was "Who inspired you?" Over and again Pete's name came up.
Now I have the CD (listening as I key this in) and I can see why. The first song alone is worth the price ("Little Boxes" - written by Malvina Reynolds). "We Shall Overcome" is a classic from the Highlander school and the civil rights movement. Shoot, all of these songs are classics.
If you care about community, fancy yourself an activist, and want music that helps refill the well, or if you just like fun music with intelligent lyrics, click the 'ADD TO SHOPPING CART' button now.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars KNEE DEEP IN THE BIG SANDY June 27, 2007
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I have reviewed some of Pete Seeger's other albums elsewhere, including some remarks concerning our political differences. Whatever those differences may be there is no denying that brother Seeger has for more time than I care to remember been central part of the progresive protest folk music tradition. I actually first hear him with the old Weavers group and I believe that the first song was Leadbelly's Goodnight Irene. Some of the songs on this album were sung by that group,as well. Bells of Rhymney is timeless. I would pay special tribute to Knee Deep in the Big Muddy that is about his World War II military service and written and sung during Vietnam. Except in changing it to the Big Sandy we could be singing it today about the quagmire in Iraq (and seemingly about Afghanistan, as well).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still inspiring May 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Decided it was time to add Pete Seeger to my CD collection while working on a paper titled "Profiles in Activism: How and Why People Get Involved". I conducted a series of interviews for this project, and one of my questions was "Who inspired you?" Over and again Pete's name came up.
Now I have the CD (listening as I key this in) and I can see why. The first song alone is worth the price ("Little Boxes" - written by Malvina Reynolds). "We Shall Overcome" is a classic from the Highlander school and the civil rights movement. Shoot, all of these songs are classics.
If you care about community, fancy yourself an activist, and want music that helps refill the well, or if you just like fun music with intelligent lyrics, click the 'ADD TO SHOPPING CART' button now.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This CD represents one set of Pete Seeger's most well known works. No single CD can encompass the broad body of Seeger's work. But this does provide a sense of his art. Seeger wrote some of the songs; some were created by other artists. But he was able to make them his own. As one listens to the sings, there are a few basic characteristics: simplicity of his singing, simplicity of his guitar work, and a genuine earnestness.

"Little Boxes" was not one of his own compositions, but he provides an inimitable and good-humored version. The live audience laughs at some points, as he proceeds from verse to verse in this satirical piece.

"Where Have All the Flowers Gone" is one of his best-known compositions. This classical political sung is well sung; he takes it at a slow pace, and this adds a degree of power to the work.

One of my personal Seeger favorites. . . . "Turn, Turn, Turn" uses language from the Biblical book, "Ecclesiastes." As so often, he uses those words to make some political points. As usual, his simply singing and guitar playing is effective and the effect telling.

"Which Side Are You on" is an old union song. It was someone else's composition, but Seeger makes it his own; the audience sing-along is attractive.

Then, there is "We Shall Overcome." This civil rights anthem is eloquently sung by Seeger.

Four songs were added to the original album, with two of the best addenda being "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" and the redoubtable and enchanting "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore."

Wonderful! If one like Seeger, this is a good compilation to refresh your memories of his work. If you never really knew much about Seeger, this is a very nice introduction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good music
Published 13 days ago by Patricia
3.0 out of 5 stars Pete Seeger was great; recording, not so much
I love Pete's music and admired him greatly for all the things he was. I did not rate this particular collection very highly, not because of him and the music, but because of how... Read more
Published 20 days ago by R. Dary
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD. It is refreshing to hear how these ...
Great CD. It is refreshing to hear how these songs got their start by the person that first wrote them.
Published 2 months ago by PCWB28651
4.0 out of 5 stars Live performances
I had watched a show on Pete Seeger on PBS and thought it would be nice to have a collection of his songs. I didn't like this version as well as others of his that I've heard
Published 5 months ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Pete's Place
This won't take long to say. Pete Seeger left a immeasurable impression on all forms of American music (ok, maybe not urban rap but some may argue that). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeffrey Marx
1.0 out of 5 stars Shocking recording
I bought this CD many years ago (20?). Exact same cover, so I am sure that I am describing the very same CD. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Greg Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine old sounds by Pete Seeger
There are some great songs here. Some that are just okay. But the good songs are so good you have to love this collection. I did and would recommend it.
James Keller
Published 5 months ago by astrojames
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a great cd
wife sure like this and so do some of our friends it will be a cd might be hard to find after a wile so for hue there like
he,s music time to get it
Published 5 months ago by dana
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
Brought back lots of memories! Enjoyable folk songs. Seeger will live on in his delightful music. I'm having fun listening.
Published 5 months ago by Al Past
5.0 out of 5 stars The source of classics
Mr. Seeger was an amazing composer, with a clear, strong voice, and a heart in the right place for all the good causes of the 20th century. A must have.
Published 6 months ago by gabycrow
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