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Pete Remembers Woody

by Pete Seeger

It takes one who knew one: firsthand spoken-word reminiscences about America’s first great topical songwriter, Woody Guthrie, by his friend, compatriot, and successor, plus classic Guthrie songs performed by Pete, Woody, son Arlo and others.
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1. Woody's Ghost - Part 1 David Bernz
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2:44 album only
2. Pete Meets Woody (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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2:34 album only
3. Are There Any Mountains Near Here? (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:10 album only
4. Woody Writes "This Land Is Your Land" (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:52 album only
5. America Learns "This Land Is Your Land" (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:15 album only
6. My Big Education (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:28 album only
7. 66 Highway Blues Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie
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2:13 album only
8. How to Sing in Saloons (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:10 album only
9. Riding the Freights (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:25 album only
10. Rambling the Appalachians (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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3:12 album only
11. Which Side Are You On? Work O' the Weavers
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2:58 album only
12. You'd Better Get Them Singing (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:45 album only
13. Union Maid The Vanaver Caravan
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2:08 album only
14. Songs Woody Liked (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:59 album only
15. New York Town Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
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2:35 album only
16. Reading and Writing (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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3:30 album only
17. The Minstrel Song (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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18. On the Radio, Tom Mooney and Will Gear (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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3:02 album only
19. Do Re Mi The Vanaver Caravaan
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20. Woody Sez (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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21. Why Do You Stand There in the Rain? (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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22. The Flip-Flop (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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23. The Almanacs Go West (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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24. The Sinking of the Reuben James Almanac Singers
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25. The Folk Process (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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26. Woody Trilogy (Hard Travelin', This Train, There's a Better World a-Coming) Work O' the Weavers
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27. Fighting Fascism Starts Right Here (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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28. If I Had a Hammer Work O' the Weavers
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29. Woody's Ghost - Part 2 David Bernz
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30. From Wwii to the Weavers (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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31. Just Make It a General Song (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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32. So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh! Work O' the Weavers
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33. The Last Time I Heard Woody Sing (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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34. Pastures of Plenty Bill Vanaver & the Vanaver Caravan
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4:32 album only
35. The Freest Place On Earth (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:40 album only
36. This Machine Kills Fascists (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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37. Little Arlo Writes Things Down (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:24 album only
38. Woody in the Balcony (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:47 album only
39. This Land Is Your Land Work O' the Weavers
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40. The Last Visit (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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1:07 album only
41. My Peace Work O' the Weavers
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42. Woody Lives On (Spoken Word) Pete Seeger
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43. I Ain't Got No Home Fred Gillen Jr. & Steve Kirkman
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44. Howdy Little Newlycome Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
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45. Peace Pin Boogie Amy Fradon & the Vanaver Caravan
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3:39 album only
46. Woody's "Rulin's" David Bernz
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47. I've Got to Know Steve Kirkman
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48. Woody's Ghost - Part 3 David Bernz
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It’s no overstatement to say that American music and America itself would be very different without the lasting influence of the late singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie (1912 – 1967). He was the prototype of the 20th Century rambling minstrel, turning his travels and observations into a huge body of topical and timeless music – songs that contrasted our country’s natural glories and sociopolitical shames, pro-labor songs, both pro- and anti-war songs, kids’ songs, patriotic and “left-wing” songs, music for everyday people to think about as they sing.

When the 21-year-old Pete Seeger first met Guthrie, six years his senior, backstage at a benefit concert in 1940, he was enthralled by Guthrie’s music, lyrical vision, and charisma. The two men started traveling and performing together, which was, in Pete’s words, his own “big, big education in learning about America.” On the new 2-CD "Pete Remembers Woody," Pete recounts his vivid firsthand reminiscences, wide-ranging and frequently humorous, of Woody’s adult life – Guthrie’s transmutation of his experiences and omnivorous readings into popular although often controversial songs, his tips on freight-hopping and saloon singing, encounters with musical contemporaries Leadbelly and others, and many of the skills Pete has subsequently used in his own career, still ongoing in this Centennial year of Guthrie’s birth.

Interspersed with Pete’s recollections of Woody are versions of some of Guthrie’s most famous songs performed by idealistic links in the topical music chain like Arlo Guthrie (dueting with Pete on one of the few Woody-Seeger co-writes, “66 Highway Blues”), the Work o’ the Weavers (“This Land is Your Land,” “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh!”) and member/CD producer David Bernz, whose own three-part “Woody’s Ghost” serves to bookend and provide an intermission between the two CDs, and Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, who added music to Woody’s lyrics for “Howdy Little Newlycome.” The Vanaver Caravan, the 40-year-old troupe of musicians and dancers, performs the Depression plaint “Do Re Mi,” “Union Maid,” “Pastures of Plenty” and “Peace Pin Boogie,” while members of Hope Machine tackle “I Ain’t Got No Home” and “I’ve Got to Know.” Woody himself, with another of his running buddies, Cisco Houston, is heard on a 1940s recording of “New York Town.” Fink’s banjo-playing on various traditional tunes helps tie together the masterful sequencing of spoken stories and related songs.

That two men – Guthrie and Seeger – with a passion to carry on and expand music’s potential for social change among the less fortunate, as well as for entertainment – should overlap, interact and inspire fellow and future musicians and listeners was a timely miracle. Listen to how it happened – and how it lives on – on this lively spoken and sung musical document.


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