Pete Remembers Woody

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This set is exactly what the title says it is -- Pete Seeger remembering his friend and sometimes musical collaborator Woody Guthrie. What it isn't is a collection of Pete Seeger singing Woody Guthrie songs, although there are a few performances of Seeger doing that here -- one also gets Arlo Guthrie and others presenting Woody Guthrie songs. Seeger's main role in this release is to reminisce, which he does. Now 93 years of age, the 21-year-old Seeger met Guthrie at a benefit concert in 1940 when Guthrie was 27 and, falling under the spell of Guthrie's songs, music, and charisma, Seeger began traveling and playing music with him, most notably in the Almanac Singers ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This set is exactly what the title says it is -- Pete Seeger remembering his friend and sometimes musical collaborator Woody Guthrie. What it isn't is a collection of Pete Seeger singing Woody Guthrie songs, although there are a few performances of Seeger doing that here -- one also gets Arlo Guthrie and others presenting Woody Guthrie songs. Seeger's main role in this release is to reminisce, which he does. Now 93 years of age, the 21-year-old Seeger met Guthrie at a benefit concert in 1940 when Guthrie was 27 and, falling under the spell of Guthrie's songs, music, and charisma, Seeger began traveling and playing music with him, most notably in the Almanac Singers (there's a version of the Almanac Singers' "Reuben James" included here). Seeger talks about what it was like to travel with Guthrie and the genesis of songs like "This Land Is Your Land," "New York Town," and "Do Re Mi." In the second half of this set, Seeger talks about Guthrie's legacy, the folk boom he godfathered, and his influence on Seeger's own journeys and struggles. Versions of Guthrie's songs are scattered through these remembrances, giving them added grace and lift. Guthrie himself makes an appearance, and is heard playing and singing "New York Town" with Cisco Houston on a recording the two made in 1940. There really isn't anything new in this package, but the way it's fit together, arranged, and sequenced makes it more than just an archival sort of release. Seeger has his own legacy, and to hear him talk about his friend and mentor is worth the price of admission, and with the songs laced all through the story, it becomes an even bigger story, one that is still unfolding in influence a decade or more into the 21st century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2012
  • Label: Appleseed Records
  • UPC: 611587113122
  • Catalog Number: 1131
  • Sales rank: 91,014

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Woody’S Ghost, Pt. 1 - David Bernz (2:44)
  2. 2 Pete Meets Woody (2:34)
  3. 3 Are There Any Mountains Near Here? (1:10)
  4. 4 Woody Writes This Land is Your Land (1:52)
  5. 5 America Learns This Land is Your Land (1:15)
  6. 6 My Big Education (1:28)
  7. 7 66 Highway Blues (2:13)
  8. 8 How To Sing In Saloons (1:10)
  9. 9 Riding the Freights (1:25)
  10. 10 Rambling the Appalachians (3:12)
  11. 11 Which Side Are You On? - Work o' the Weavers (2:58)
  12. 12 You’D Better Get Them Singing (1:45)
  13. 13 Union Maid - Vanaver Caravan (2:08)
  14. 14 Songs Woody Liked (1:59)
  15. 15 New York Town - Cisco Houston (2:35)
  16. 16 Reading and Writing (3:30)
  17. 17 The Minstrel Song (1:46)
  18. 18 On the Radio - Tom Mooney (3:02)
  19. 19 Do Re Mi - Vanaver Caravan (3:25)
  20. 20 Woody Sez (1:08)
  21. 21 Why Do You Stand There In the Rain? (1:25)
  22. 22 The Flip-Flop (1:10)
  23. 23 The Almanacs Go West (2:53)
  24. 24 The Sinking of the Reuben James - Almanac Singers (3:24)
  25. 25 The Folk Process (0:20)
  26. 26 Woody Trilogy: Hard Travelin’/This Train/There’s a Better World A-Comin (1:25)
  27. 27 Fighting Fascism Starts Right Here (1:13)
  28. 28 If I Had a Hammer - Work o' the Weavers (2:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Woody’S Ghost, Pt. 2 - David Bernz (1:31)
  2. 2 From Wwii To the Weavers (2:44)
  3. 3 Just Make It a General Song (0:52)
  4. 4 So Long It’S Been Good To Know Yuh! - Work o' the Weavers (3:15)
  5. 5 The Last Time I Heard Woody Sing (1:44)
  6. 6 Pastures of Plenty - Vanaver Caravan (4:32)
  7. 7 The Freest Place On Earth (1:40)
  8. 8 This Machine Kills Fascists (1:03)
  9. 9 Little Arlo Writes Things Down (1:24)
  10. 10 Woody In the Balcony (1:47)
  11. 11 This Land is Your Land - Work o' the Weavers (5:03)
  12. 12 The Last Visit (1:07)
  13. 13 My Peace - Work o' the Weavers (2:34)
  14. 14 Woody Lives On (0:41)
  15. 15 I Ain’T Got No Home - Fred Gillen Jr. (4:51)
  16. 16 Howdy Little Newlycome - Marcy Marxer (4:14)
  17. 17 Peace Pin Boogie - Vanaver Caravan (3:39)
  18. 18 Woody’s "Rulin's" - David Bernz (4:00)
  19. 19 I've Got To Know - David Bernz (5:43)
  20. 20 Woody’S Ghost, Pt. 3 - David Bernz (1:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Seeger Primary Artist, Banjo, Narrator
Cathy Fink Banjo
David Bernz Guitar
Ralph Storm Banjo
Technical Credits
Cathy Fink Composer
Arlo Guthrie Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer, Lyricist
Pete Seeger Composer
David Glasser Mastering
Lee Hays Composer, Lyricist
James Durst Arranger
David Bernz Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Adaptation
Florence Reese Composer, Lyricist
Christina Galbiaiti Graphic Design
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