VA - Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Songs Of Pete Seeger (1998) (CD-Rip)


VA - Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Songs Of Pete Seeger (1998)  (CD-Rip)


CD FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 832 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 340 MB
2:27:04 | Folk Rock, Acoustic, Folk | Label: Appleseed Recordings


Features 39 tracks on 2 CDs and includes 2 booklets that contain extensive notes celebrating 50 years of singing and songwriting by one of the truly great artists of the 20th century. This collection includes a new song by Seeger, as well as rare appearances by artists like: Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco, Bonnie Raitt, the Indigo Girls, Peter, Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Tim Robbins (yup, the actor) and more! A pretty stunning group of socially conscious performers (from Bonnie Raitt to Billy Bragg) join in tribute to the inspirational music and life of Pete Seeger on this expansive 2 CD set. The grand selection of songs is well-annotated with notes from the artists and Seeger himself about each piece and its place in the pantheon. Among the many highlights are Bruce Springsteen's heartfelt "We Shall Overcome," John Trudell's tense "Torn Flag," actor Tim Robbins's rap-like "All My Children of the Sun," and Ani DiFranco's quiet, brooding "My Name Is Lisa Kalvelage." Further listening: the Smithsonian/Folkways release of If I Had a Hammer, a remarkable collection of Seeger singing his own songs. –Michael Ruby
"Amazing to see how well Seegers songs stand up and how naturally they translate to other genres." – The Ann Arbor News, March 7, 1998
"An apt, thoughtful matching of song, artist and arrangement make this package consistently interesting." – Philadelphia Daily News, April 10, 1998
"Not only a worthy tribute to the mammoth contribution made by Pete Seeger, its a largely enjoyable one too." – Folk Roots, April 1998
"This is a tribute that does itself proud and honors an American musical hero." – New York Post, March 17, 1998
"[S]ensitive interpretationstranscend folkie dogma to make an eloquent case for Seeger's stature as a cultural hero." – Entertainment Weekly, 1998
[S]ensitive interpretations by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg, Dick Gaughan, and actor Tim Robbins transcend folkie dogma to make an eloquent case for Seeger's stature as a cultural hero. – Entertainment Weekly
About the Artist
For more than 60 of his 84 years, the iconic folksinger, songwriter, instrumentalist, activist and humanitarian Pete Seeger has been the musical voice of the worlds conscience. His commitment to world peace, the environment, racial equality, workers rights and other vital causes has been recognized by a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and even induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Born in 1919 to musicologist Dr. Charles Seeger and concert violinist Constance Edson Seeger, Pete developed an interest in music and journalism in his teens, crafts he would intertwine throughout his career. A Harvard University dropout (in the same class as John F. Kennedy), Seeger met, traveled and performed with the great topical folksong writer Woody Guthrie in 1940. Inspired to write his own songs and dedicating himself to "the music of the people," Seeger formed the politically oriented Almanac Singers in 1941 with Guthrie and other musicians before being drafted into the Army in 1942 and sent to the Pacific.
After World War II, Seeger resumed his career as a performer and song collector, helping to found Sing Out! Magazine. In 1948, Seeger formed The Weavers with Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman, and within three years the group had sold four million records, embedding Guthries "This Land is Your Land" in American culture. The Weavers version of Leadbellys "Goodnight, Irene" topped the charts for six months.
Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, the Weavers disbanded in 1953 (although they reunited periodically), but Pete continued to record and perform, despite an informal ban from appearing on most TV and radio shows and many concert halls for the next 17 years. When the "folk boom" of the early Sixties exploded, performers such as the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, and the Limelighters scored hits with Seeger-written songs "If I Had a Hammer" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone." As folk turned to rock in the mid-Sixties, the Byrds brought Seegers music to a young, electrified audience with their versions of his "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (adapted from the Bibles Book of Ecclesiastes) and "The Bells of Rhymney."
Meanwhile, Seeger traveled the campus and international circuit, performing and taking part in the civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and Washington, DC, with Dr. Martin Luther King and in anti-war demonstrations around the country. His adaptation of the black spiritual "We Shall Overcome" turned the song into an anthem of hope.
In 1969, Seeger launched the restored sloop Clearwater, which became a symbol of environmental consciousness and led to the ongoing cleanup of the Hudson River in New York State.
Seeger has remained active in many environmental and human rights causes over the following decades, inspiring people around the world to become involved in changing the societies around them. Says Seeger, "Participation! Its what all my work has been about."
The Appleseed label has released three multi-artist CDs celebrating Petes music and life of activism with mostly exclusive versions of songs he has written, adapted or adopted "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" (1998), "If I Had a Song" (2001) and "Seeds" (2003).
Tracklist
Disc 1
1. Tommy Sands, Dolores Keane & Vedran Smailovic – Where Have All The Flowers Gone (06:23)
2. Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (04:44)
3. John Gorka – The Water Is Wide (04:29)
4. Richie Havens – Of Time And Rivers Flowing (02:29)
5. Ani DiFranco – My Name Is Lisa Kalvelage (04:51)
6. Bruce Cockburn – Turn, Turn, Turn (04:43)
7. Tish Hinojosa – Festival Of Flowers (04:11)
8. Sweet Honey In The Rock – Step By Step (01:53)
9. Studs Terkel – Blessed Be The Nation (01:30)
10. Billy Bragg & Eliza Carthy – My Father's Mansions (02:54)
11. Greg Brown – Sailing Down My Golden River (03:50)
12. Tony Trischka Band – Goofing Off Suite (06:26)
13. Kim & Reggie Harris & The Magpies – Those Three Are On My Mind (03:28)
14. Cordelia's Dad – How Can I Keep From Singing (03:28)
15. Peter, Paul & Mary – All Mixed Up (03:55)
16. Ronnie Gilbert, Robin Flower & Libby McLaren – Empty Pocket Blues (02:40)
17. Tom Paxton – Get Up And Go (03:13)
18. John Stewart – Old Riley (03:29)
19. Nanci Griffith – If I Had A Hammer (02:47)
20. The Weavers – Wimoweh (01:55)
Disc 2
1. Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome (04:40)
2. Roger McGuinn – Bells Of Rhymney (03:52)
3. Judy Collins – Oh Had I A Golden Thread (05:01)
4. Guy Davis – False From True (05:23)
5. Indigo Girls – Letter To Eve (06:33)
6. Dick Gaughan – Waist Deep In The Big Muddy (04:52)
7. Tim Robbins – All My Children Of The Sun (03:56)
8. Martin Simpson – Living In The Country (03:23)
9. Odetta – One Grain Of Sand (03:09)
10. Casey Neill – Old Father Hudson - Sailing Down Dirty Stream (05:01)
11. John Trudell – The Torn Flag (03:32)
12. Si Kahn & The Freighthoppers – Doublin' (03:16)
13. Cathy Fink – To Everyone In The World (02:27)
14. Tommy Makem – Over The Hills (02:33)
15. Anne Hills – I Come And Stand At Every Door (02:55)
16. Donovan – My Rainbow Race (03:11)
17. Holly Near – Quiet Early Morning (04:48)
18. Studs Terkel – Oh, Sacred World (00:20)
19. Pete Seeger – And Still I Am Searching (03:14)

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