A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings

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Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his recording catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings is a comprehensive listing of the 45s, 78s, LPs, and CDs recorded by Seeger in his various incarnations: with the Almanac Singers, with the Weavers, as a solo artist, and with other musicians and contributors. David King Dunaway provides information, with ...

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Overview

Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his recording catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings is a comprehensive listing of the 45s, 78s, LPs, and CDs recorded by Seeger in his various incarnations: with the Almanac Singers, with the Weavers, as a solo artist, and with other musicians and contributors. David King Dunaway provides information, with easy to use cross-references, on rare recordings and archival collections.

The discography offers details on Seeger's recording history, including the album title, song(s), other artists on the recording, the publisher and number, and the year or exact recording date if known, as well as the original release date and the re-releases of each recording. Structured to make locating details easy for readers, the recordings are organized chronologically and categorized by albums, singles, private pressings, and foreign releases. Readers can easily cross-reference through album and song title indexes and a contributing artist index. An appendix listing the unreleased archival holdings of the Smithsonian Folkways collection under Moe Asch completes the volume, and a photospread with more than 30 of Seeger's album covers convey a pictorial recording history of this well-loved artist.

The authors gratefully acknowledge Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, for their funding assistance in preparing this discography.

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Editorial Reviews

Music Reference Services Quarterly
Through this work, the listener is empowered to evaluate and, if he or she sees fit, profit from Seeger’s remarkable and widely influential recorded legacy.
Library Journal
This one-stop guide to all of Seeger's recorded oeuvre will prove highly valuable to American folk music scholars. Dunaway (Singing Out) divides Seeger's abundant releases into four major segments, grouping them as whole albums; singles; foreign recordings; and a very brief three-page "private pressings" list, which includes recordings never formally issued. Each segment is organized alphabetically by release title and details recording date, label, serial number, collaborator names, and complete track lists. It is an excellent accompaniment to Allan M. Winkler's 2010 biography, Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, part of the "New Narratives in American History" series by Oxford University Press.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810877184
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/12/2010
  • Series: American Folk Music and Musicians Series , #14
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David King Dunaway is professor of English at the University of New Mexico and professor of radio at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals (2010) and How Can I Keep From Singing: The Ballad of Pete Seeger (2008).

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