Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On?

by Pete Seeger
     
 
Although this disc is credited to Pete Seeger, it is actually a collection of tracks recorded by his early folk group, the Almanacs, for the Keynote and General labels in 1940 and 1941 (plus a radio air check of "Round and Round Hitler's Grave"). The Almanacs were a loose confederation, at best, but generally consisted of Seeger,

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Although this disc is credited to Pete Seeger, it is actually a collection of tracks recorded by his early folk group, the Almanacs, for the Keynote and General labels in 1940 and 1941 (plus a radio air check of "Round and Round Hitler's Grave"). The Almanacs were a loose confederation, at best, but generally consisted of Seeger, Lee Hays, Millard Lampell, and Woody Guthrie (and sometimes Pete Hawes), and truthfully, they were often more an agenda than a group. Seeger's bright, energetic banjo playing is prominent here, and traditional fare like "Cindy" and "Ground Hog" have a completely timeless feel, while "C for Conscription," "Talking Atom," and "Newspaper Men" illustrate the group's quirky sense of political humor. The Almanacs were really only together about a year, and in that time they recorded some 35 tracks, 30 of which have survived and are collected on Prism's Songs of Protest.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2003
Label:
Acrobat
UPC:
0824046516727
catalogNumber:
167
Rank:
222363

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