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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
Pete Seeger
American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
Genres: Folk, Pop
 
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Recorded during the heart of the great "folk song revival" of the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Seeger's American Favorite Ballads was and is a classic series of albums. Ballads contains definitive bits of Americana that have been...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pete Seeger
Title: American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 6/25/2002
Genres: Folk, Pop
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074015025

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Recorded during the heart of the great "folk song revival" of the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Seeger's American Favorite Ballads was and is a classic series of albums. Ballads contains definitive bits of Americana that have been a part of our lives for more than a half century, including songs like "This Land is Your Land," "America the Beautiful," "John Henry," and "Shenandoah." This CD is the first in a series of Ballad reissues, and essential for any fan of American folk music to own. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon.

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PETE FINDS HIS ROOTS AND OURS
Alfred Johnson | boston, ma | 06/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since my youth I have had an ear for roots music, whether I was conscious of that fact or not. The original of that interest first centered on the blues, then early rock and roll and later, with the folk revival of the early 1960's, folk music. I have often wondered about the source of this interest. I am, and have always been a city boy, and an Eastern city boy at that. Nevertheless, over time I have come to appreciate many more forms of roots music than in my youth. The subject of the following review is an example.

I have done reviews of Pete Seeger's more political albums and need not address those issues here. These volumes of American classics with Pete and banjo are the songs you learned mysteriously in your youth, apparently by osmosis. As each song goes along you find yourself singing along to at least part of the song. These songs go deep into the popular culture and the roots of what makes those of us who were born here conscious of the musical influences that formed our lives. You may not like every song but the total effect will grab you."
Essential American music
R. Riis | NY | 09/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pete Seeger's five "American Favorite Ballads" LPs were the basic documents of American folk music for generations. No dusty museum pieces, though - they were lively, funny, inspirational, joyous. It is delightful to see them begin to appear now on CD, especially fleshed out, as this volume is, with appropriate additional tracks from his other out-of-print Folkways LPs (how about getting some of those out on CD?). Essential in every way."
What can you say about pete seeger!
Diane E. Botham | albuquerque | 10/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"what can you say about pete seeger? the man and his music are inseparable. he has not only been singing and performing since before world war II, he has spent decades using music as a peaceful method to bring about change. he has fought for the working man at a time when unions were badly needed and cleaned up the hudson river at a time when that was badly needed. i read recently that he was nominated for the 2007 nobel peace prize and i couldn't think of anyone more deserving. the album is classic pete, wonderful to listen to, thought provoking, and in the way that is very pete seeger, listening to it is more like having a friend picking in your living room than listening to a cd."