Multcolib Picks: Pete Seeger: His life and times
Annotation:The author addresses the folksong as protest music and the blacklisting of folk singers, particularly The Weavers and Pete Seeger.
Annotation:Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story spans seven decades and cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of this movement. Includes a foreword by Pete Seeger.
Annotation:"We Shall Overcome" isn't a complicated piece of music, yet the song has had a profound effect on people throughout the United States--and the world. With its dramatic stories and memorable quotes, this saga of a famous piece of music offers a unique way of looking at social history.
Annotation:Over the years, songwriters have had the ability to address radical and sometimes dangerous notions that would be unacceptable in another form. Here is a collection of protest music embodied in 33 songs since the 1930s.
Annotation:A true American original is brought to life in this rich and lively portrait of Pete Seeger, who, with his musical grace and inextinguishable passion for social justice, transformed folk singing into a high form of peaceful protest in the second half of the twentieth century.
Annotation:Pete Seeger became one of the nation's most influential activists and folk singers as the folk music revival, often revolving around protest movements, unfolded in the 1960s. This text uses Pete Seeger's life and music as a frame of reference to discuss the important role popular music played during the various protest movements in the 20th century.
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Pete Seeger used music as a tool to fight for social justice. His belief in the power of song inspired many and also made him a target for people who didn't like his message. Here are some titles about the life and times of the great Pete Seeger. - Alison K.