Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Sunday, 09 February 2014 12:21

Remembering the music of Pete Seeger in 8 great performances

Remembering the music of Pete Seeger in 8 great performances folkways.si.edu
Written by Pablo Meshugi
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Peter "Pete" Seeger passed away on January 27, 2014 at the age of 94. His musical legacy is truly vast.

I've put together a list of some essential Seeger recordings, as found on YouTube. The Smithsonian Folkways site offers so much more to discover.

"Worried Man Blues"

Pete Seeger on the Johnny Cash show -- ends with a great duet on "Worried Man Blues" - Pete gets tha audience singing, then Johnny joins him. Incidentally, this clip includes a fragment from a song I don't think Pete ever recorded.

"Down by the Riverside"

Pete performing with Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry.

"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore"

Recorded in concert in Melbourne in 1963.

"Which Side Are You On?"

The words are by Florence Reece; the tune is traditional. No info about when and where this was recorded; it's really an in-concert audio recording with added slides, but an excellent performance.

"Irene Goodnight"

Pete and the Weavers performing their best-known song from their last concert in 1980.

"Barbara Allen"

This traditional ballad is another audio-only recording with a still photo.

"Vive La Quince Brigada"

Bonus track: There's a great version of a Yiddish song called "Hey Zhankoye" linked to from this page. Scroll to the bottom to play it. I couldn't find a more direct way to get there. It's from Pete's 1957 concert at the University of Chicago; I may have been there.

Upcoming Concerts

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-crowd.jpg

KDHX Recommends

April
Saturday
18

Brunch at the Stage: Tom Hall

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


April
Saturday
18

An Individual Approach to Bluegrass Improvisation and Rhythm Guitar

Folk School of KDHX This is a hands-on, all-level Rhythm Guitar and Improvisation Workshop. The idea of learning how to improvise is intimidating and confusing in the beginning stages. Andy Novara's workshop will prove to you that it is much easier...


April
Monday
20

KDHX Get Down to Business Series: Make Networking Not Suck: The artist as entrep...

Get Down to Business is a series of professional development presentations geared towards the St. Louis arts community. Presented in partnership with St. Lou Fringe, "Make Networking Not Suck: The artist as entrepreneur"...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

1 user and 13402 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook