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Pete Seeger

Posted by skoobee on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Why did no-one tell me?  I mean really tell me about Pete Seeger?

 

Having been a lifelong leftward leaning sort of fella, you'd have thought I'd have made the connection from Woody Guthrie, wouldn't you?

 

Still, I found out about him now!  Wow, that's all I think I can say.

 

Sometimes you've just got to wonder why people act the way they do towards other people - 10 years for writing songs?  It's a bit much really  IMHO!  Technicalities are wonderful things, sometimes!  I can't think of anything more British than dissent and expression of dissatisfaction.

 

A true Gem of a Singer and songwriter and I'd be proud to play half as well as him too!

 

American Folk Anthology £3.98 Amazon mp3 downloads anyone?



5 comments on “Pete Seeger”

Cotton-eyed Joe Says:
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @2:21:08 AM

Adam,
He even has a great book out on banjo...
* How to play the 5-String Banjo...
By Pete Seeger
Happy Holidays
'appy pickin'

twayneking Says:
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @6:53:14 AM

Pete's a lovable old lefty. He means well and he's sincere - you have to give him that.

edavidt Says:
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @9:48:07 AM

Peter Seeger represents for me personally, everything that a normal human being can be. Check out the video of him singing "This Land is Your Land" at the inauguration.

skoobee Says:
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @10:56:15 AM

Seen it - after watching snippets of how to play skip to my Lou, I did a little hunting on YouTube et voila! There he was with Loose Windscreen at the inauguration!

And I was under the impression that most lefties were loveable (and most of us are getting on a bit now!) but I could be mistaken!

He's truly a great bloke, and I'm proud to finally find the vast wealth of recordings he's produced - just got to find the time to go through them all now!

Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. Oh and the rendition of 'Which side are you on?' gives me goosebumps, nearly 30 years after we sang it as they dismantled the Coal Industry in Nottinghamshire. Powerful Stuff!

bournio Says:
Monday, April 12, 2010 @1:54:58 PM

There are some wonderful songs on Youtube!

I really like Pete Seeger, maybe its an English thing!

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