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If I Had a Hammer - Songs of Hope & Struggle

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Pete Seeger had a long and productive career as a folk song leader and social activist.

In 1938, he settled in New York City and eventually met Alan Lomax, Woody Guthrie, Aunt Molly Jackson, Lead Belly and others. Many of this group of musicians eventually formed the Almanac Singers in late 1940. The group performed for gatherings, picket lines, and any place they could lend their voices ... Read more in Amazon's Pete Seeger Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Oct 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • ASIN: B00000611U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,595 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Banks of Marble 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Which Side are You On? 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Casey Jones (The Union Scab) 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Union Maid 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. Solidarity Forever 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 2:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Talking Atom (Old Man Atom) 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Crow on the Cradle 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Study War No More (Down by the Riverside) 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Bourgeois Blues 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. River of My People 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Hold On (Keep Your Hand on the Plow) 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. We Shall Overcome 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. He Lies in the American Land 2:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Well May the World Go 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Turn, Turn, Turn 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Tomorrow is a Highway 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Oh, Had I a Golden Thread 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. We'll All Be A-Doubling 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Arrange and Rearrange 4:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) 2:10£0.99  Buy MP3 

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By amboline VINE VOICE on 30 Sep 2004
Format: Audio CD
Pete Seeger was not only a musician of the highest integrity; he was also one of the sharpest social satirists America has ever produced, a point sometimes missed beneath the rather quaint banjo-playing and the almost nursery-rhyme-like familiarity of songs like "If I Had a Hammer". This compilation presents Seeger the social commentator and satirist, as well as the composer and interpreter, and constitutes one of the most sublime collections of political songs you're ever likely to hear. Every song on this collection has a message; and even if you don't agree with the message, it's hard to fault his skill as a persuader of minds and hearts. That's probably why the McCarthy era considered him such a danger to the establishment.
Some of these songs are wonderfully uplifting. The title track is a sing-along classic, with a message about freedom that's all too often lost in the familiarity of the words. "River of My People" presents a magnificent, Gospel-like vision of paradise made real on earth, and "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" (famously adopted by Liverpool folkies The Spinners) is as splendid a prayer for peace as you could imagine. More of his songs are dark, though, whether it be the cynicism of "Bourgeois Blues" and "Banks of Marble" or the mournfully apocalyptic vision of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", popularised by Peter, Paul and Mary. Perhaps what listeners will be less familiar with is Seeger's razor-sharp humour. "Talking Atom" is a blistering, ironic indictment on the politics of the Cold War; Casey Jones (The Union Scab) takes a familiar American folk-song and warps it in a way that must have been dangerously subversive in its time; and the more recent "We'll All Be a-Doubling" takes a brilliant side-swipe at the Vatican's approach to population control.
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This CD is OK but I have heard much better. It is certainly not bad, and parts of it are very good. Seeger is a wonderful musician and somehow this does not come out in this CD.
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It was a nice overall collection of songs and even includes a few of his early 1940's tracks with the Almanac Singers, although they seem to have had a bit of echo added here, while these tracks appear in their original drier sound on cds by them on the Naxos label. There were a number of tracks here that I did not have elsewhere including a previously unreleased live version of Turn Turn Turn which may be the first recording he did of it, but in the booklet where they try to give recording dates, they put Date Unknown.It sounds more primitive than his Columbia/CBS label recordings of this song.
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