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Pete Seeger Folk Music Of The World

Folk Music Of The World
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(2006/COLLECTABLES) 22 historic performances more

Pete Seeger: Folk Music Of The World

(2006/COLLECTABLES) 22 historic performances

Article properties: Pete Seeger: Folk Music Of The World

  • Interpret: Pete Seeger

  • Album titlle: Folk Music Of The World

  • Label Collectables

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2006
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0090431086728

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Seeger, Pete - Folk Music Of The World CD 1
01 Michael, Row The Boat Pete Seeger
02 Big Rock Candy Mountain Pete Seeger
03 I've Been Working On The Railroad Pete Seeger
04 Down In The Valley Pete Seeger
05 Blue Tail Fly Pete Seeger
06 Black Is The Color Pete Seeger
07 Boll Weevil Pete Seeger
08 Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho Pete Seeger
09 The Fox Pete Seeger
10 Casey Jones Pete Seeger
11 The House Carpenter Pete Seeger
12 Three Courting Songs Pete Seeger
13 The Greenland Fisheries Pete Seeger
14 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues Pete Seeger
15 Paddy Works On The Railroad Pete Seeger
16 Go Down Old Hannah Pete Seeger
17 Road To Eilat Pete Seeger
18 Ariran Pete Seeger
19 Die Gedanken Sind Frei Pete Seeger
20 Bayeza Pete Seeger
21 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Pete Seeger
22 In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger 12.       Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues... more
"Pete Seeger"

Pete Seeger

12.       Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

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PETE SEEGER

Pete Seeger never abandoned the original vision of the Almanac Singers. With the war over and now back in civilian life, he dreamed of expanding the Almanacs' ideals into a national movement that would unify singers, performers, choral leaders and labor unions into a force for political and social change. Seeger's model was Great Britain's Workers Music Association, founded in 1939 by members of England's Communist Party.

Reaching out to New York's leftist folk, theatrical and literary communities, Seeger invited potential members to attend the December 31, 1945, organizational meeting of People's Songs. Committees were established to find office space, set up a corporation, establish a regular newsletter, secure financing and recruit new members.

Within a year's time the People's Songs concept spread to other major North American cities. In October 1947, the organization held its first national convention in Chicago. The organization set up a booking office for its members and encouraged aspiring singer-songwriters and established composers to send sheet music or demos of new topical songs for possible publication in the monthly bulletin.

Although some professional composers were among People's Songs' earliest supporters, the most enduring songs to emerge from the movement were penned by non-professionals like Vern Partlow, a Los Angeles journalist and union activist.

Born May 25, 1910, in Bloomington, Illinois, Verneil Partlow moved to California after working for newspapers and radio stations in Wisconsin and Chicago. Hired by the Los Angeles Daily News, he became an early supporter of the American Newspaper Guild, formed in 1933. In the mid-'40s forties he hosted a program covering labor issues for a Los Angeles station.

When Earl Robinson opened the first People's Songs office on the West Coast, Partlow became one of its earliest members. After interviewing scientists on the consequences of a nuclear war, he wrote Old Man Atom, a talking blues using a musical template Woody Guthrie adapted from the recordings of Chris Bouchillon. Laced with irony, the song circulated among other singer-songwriters after its appearance as Atomic Talking Blues in the January 1947 People's Songs Bulletin. Pete Seeger recorded it in 1948 for Irwin Silber and Brownie McGhee's Encore label.

Outside of activists within People's Songs, few people bought Seeger's record. One who did was Sam Hinton, curator of the Thomas Wayland Vaughan Aquarium Museum at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego

 

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