Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
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Late recordings of many early favorites...
William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Pete in old age, coming up with new tricks, new licks, new musical friends, new sound combinations...and just about everything works! Recorded in 1996, but the old familiar Pete is represented with grace, power, humor and his trademark hospitality. "Well May the World Go", "Hudie Ledbetter" and "The Water is Wide" all sound great. "How Can I Keep From Singing?" and "Old Devil Time" and "To Everyone in All the World" are gems. If you grew up with Pete, followed him in the 60's as so many of us did, and are glad he is still alive and singing, buy this one before it goes out of print. There are too many Seeger CD's to say "If you can only afford one, choose this one"---but this is a nice choice for the folks who don't care so much about Civil Rights anthems or left-wing songs recorded when it was risky to do so."
"Pete . . . Pete . . . and Re- Pete"
Michael G. Batcho | McAdoo, PA (USA) | 07/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Pete" is Pete Seeger . . . and Pete Seeger is America , , and American Music . . . and Pete Seeger is "the world" . . . and World Music!
Pete Seeger sings our spirit and our soul . . . he has authored some of the most penetrating songs and lyrics . . . lyrics which both compliment our beings and challenge us to live up to our most noble selves.
On this collection of songs, Pete sings with several chorus accompanyments . . and they all serve as an engulphing back-drop for "the voice", Pete Seeger . . the choruses act like an ocean wave carrying Pete along the currents of his own history . . and his own message to us all.
From the very fist note of the very first track, "Well May The World Go", you know that you are encircled by magic . . .and the magic remains mesmerizing track after track after track through this experience.
The second song on this cd is Pete's "My rainbow Race" . . . I first heard this song on an album by Melanie (Safka) and loved it . . . She herself recently re-recorded it . . . and Pete's performance of it on this collection is simply "spiritual".
"The Water Is Wide" (we can't cross o'er . . .) a most beautiful song of love combined overcoming the widest water . . the most impossible obstacle. (I have a recording of it by Maddy Prior and Steeleye Span which is emotionally breathtaking . . and likewise, Pete here uses the lyric and melody to touch our souls and hearts to know that the song is about "us" . . and that we can cross any water . . . overcome any distance . . or obstacle separating us as people . . .it just takes two to row.
I love "Russian Song/ Ode To Joy" . . .the Russian Song is the melody of an old Russian Folk song i first heard by the Don Cossack Choir, "Stenka Razin" . . a sort of Russian Robin Hood (with a new lyric of Pete's own) . . . and "Ode To Joy" . .the Beethoven melody . . i first heard Pete Seeger play this on his banjo (with Peter Yarrow of "Peter Paul & Mary") at the National Cathdral in Washington DC during the "Peace Moratoriums" back in the early 1970's. it is so inspiring to hear him reprsie it again here on this collection.
Pete Seeger has created and contributed a tremendous legacy of "folk music" to us . . and hopefully will inspire many future generations fot the future with his spiritual insights and understandings of "brotherhood and sisterhood" globally.
thank you Pete Seeger!"