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Link in the Chain [Box set, Double CD, Import]

Pete Seeger Audio CD
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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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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Sep 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Double CD, Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002ABB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 496,075 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Living In The Country (Album Version) 2:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. My Oklahoma Home Blowed Away (Previously Unreleased) 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Get Up And Go (Album Version) 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Oh, Had I A Golden Thread (Album Version) 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Never Wed An Old Man (Album Version) 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Queen Anne Front (Album Version) 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Cryderville Jail (Album Version) 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Waist Deep In The Big Muddy (Album Version) 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. This Land Is Your Land (Album Version) 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Draft Dodger Rag (Album Version) 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Pill (Album Version) 2:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Album Version) 1:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My Name Is Liza Kalvelage (Album Version) 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) (Album Version) 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Guantanamera (Album Version) 4:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Last Train To Nuremberg (Album Version) 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Keep Your Eyes On The Prize (Album Version) 1:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Oh, Freedom (Album Version) 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. We Shall Overcome (Album Version) 5:560.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Coal Creek March (Album Version) 1:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Pretty Boy Floyd (Album Version) 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hobo's Lullaby (Album Version) 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Aimee Semple McPherson (Album Version) 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Cowboy's Lament (Album Version) 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Jesse James (Album Version) 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Belle Starr (Album Version) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Harry Simms (Album Version) 2:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mrs. McGrath (Album Version) 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Jay Gould's Daughter (Album Version) 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Nameless Lick (Album Version)0:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. What Did You Learn In School Today? (Album Version) 1:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Henry My Son (Album Version) 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Put Your Finger In The Air (Album Version) 1:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Michael, Row The Boat Ashore (Album Version) 2:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. This Old Car (Album Version) 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Be Kind To Your Parents (Album Version)0:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase (Album Version) 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. This Land Is Your Land (Album Version) 1:290.99  Buy MP3 


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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a real of best of 21 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Best of and compilation albums tend to be pot luck at best of times, and with an artist with such a long and eventful career as Pete Seeger with such a massive catalogue to choose from, this could have gone horribly wrong. However, despite a few tracks, this really feels like a collection of many of the great songs of Pete Seeger.

If you are new to Pete Seeger, bewildered and don't know where to start, then this is probably the (double) album for you. It certainly helped me find my feet when I bought it back in 1997 or so.
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars a "best of" from the columbia years 24 Jun 2001
By Jonathan Lapin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
pete seeger actually got a contract with a major label thru the 1960s, and these are a selection of some of the best of those recordings. sad to say, only a few of the actual albums are now available on cd, so if you dont buy this set, you will have to hunt down much of this on old scratchy lps. while artistically not always in a league with seeger's folkways recordings, the sound on these songs is vastly superior, and pete is never bad. i would recommend you buy this set tho only AFTER buying the complete recording (on 2 cds) of the 1963 "we shall overcome" concert, several of the cuts of which appear here. BUY IT!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Overview of Seeger in the 1960s 19 Mar 2008
By Gary F. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Pete Seeger is an extremely difficult artist to quantify. He is beyond doubt a notable musician and a still more notable music historian; he is the author of such memorable pieces as "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and introduced the song "We Shall Overcome" to the civil rights movement; he possesses an attractive voice of solid range and scope. Even so, one does not really think of Seeger as any of these things, much less as a recording artist or a concert artist. He's the guy that shows up to play guitar at your kid's birthday, where he leads everybody in "Michael Row The Boat Ashore."

The trick, of course, is that if you know the song "Michael Row The Boat Ashore," you know it because Pete Seeger popularized it. Born in 1919, Seeger became interested in folk music in the 1930s--and from then to now he simply keeps rolling forth with it, pulling song after song into public view, making them a visible part of our musical landscape and combining them with politics, social movements, education, and all the rest. Indeed, the scope of his musical accomplishments is so vast and so incredibly influential that you'd need a fifty CD box set to encompass them.

A LINK IN THE CHAIN, which consists of two CDs, is therefore rather hard pressed to keep up--particularly since the recordings involved are pretty much exclusive to the 1960s, long after the fame of The Weavers, long before the popularity of such songs as "Little Boxes." Even so, it does manage to give a very good overview of what the fuss was all about. Each CD is divided into two general parts. Disk One offers "Tall Tales and Stories" and "Songs of Freedom;" Disk Two offers "Saints, Sinners, and Just Plain Folks" and "For The Children."

"Tall Tales and Stories" offers a few amusing, lightweight songs, with the charming "Get Up and Go" and "Never Marry an Old Man" cases in point--but it really isn't as whimsical as you might expect. "My Oklahoma Home" is indeed witty, but the dust-bowl humor is rueful indeed; "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy," of course, is famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) as a musical protest of the Vietnam War. The pieces under "Songs of Freedom," however, are what you might expect, ranging from the classic "This Land is Your Land" to such civil rights-era anthems as "Keep Your Eyes On The Prize" and "Oh Freedom."

It is really on the second disk that we find Seeger's whimsical edge. "Saints, Sinners, and Just Plain Folks" are primarily narrative songs, songs that tell stories about individuals. Some are dark indeed, such as "The Cowboy's Lament," but others are wickedly clever, with "Aimee Semple McPherson"--a somewhat true story of a famous woman preacher who went astray--a case in point. And then we have "For The Children," songs that are really as much for grown ups as for kids. And yes, it does include "Michael Row The Boat Ashore."

Seeger was famous for encouraging his audiences to sing along, and while many of these songs are studio recordings, quite a few of them show him in action before a live audience, calling to the audience to join in on the parts they know in classic folk song "hootenanny" style. It's all good stuff, but I must confess to a favorite: "My Name Is Lisa Kalvelage," a first person narration that describes the growing sense of honesty and integrity in a woman who was a child in Germany during World War II. Truly knock out stuff. Seeger's live performance of "Guantanamera" is also equally fine, as is "Hobo's Lullaby."

There are so many Seeger recordings available today that it is hard to know where to begin, and in truth if you're unfamilar with his work you'd probably do best to make your first purchase a more obvious title--a single disk "best of" collection would probably do the trick. But if you want to go a bit further, A LINK IN THE CHAIN is an excellent choice.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pete Seeger at his best 8 Aug 2002
By Debasish daniel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Just listened to the album. All the songs are great. One of my all time favourite albums.It is a must have for all folk music fans. Of course after listening to this album I will be buying the 2 CD-We shall Overcome (Live at Carnegie Hall) album. His songs are timeless. It does not matter whatever is your age to enjoy his music. The 60's,70's--2002 every decade is representated in his songs. Moreover in these troubled times of terrorism ,etc. his lyrics are very evocative and thought provoking.Do buy it and share the music of the legend called Peter Seeger. Whether we are in US,Africa,Asia,Europe,Australia,etc. his music has a common link for all of us.Long live Pete Seeger and his music.
In my country India,many singers have influenced by his music and have expressed Pete Seeger as an influencing factor for their songs. eg. Dr.Bhupen Hazarika, Suman Chattopadhayay,Calcutta Youth Choir,etc. Oh yes, we have a very popular song in Hindi called"Hum Honge Kaamyab".In Bengali "Aamra Korbo Joy" .Both are "We shall Overcome" in Indian Language. God bless Pete Seeger.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Pete Seeger, you'll love this CD collection 30 Mar 2014
By David Marks - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is indeed a wonderful set of Pete's songs (and Pete's singing)...
I highly recommend it, although I'm so sorry that Pete has died. When I listen to many of these songs now, I realize just how "right" Pete Seeger was about the state of the nation, politics, social values, etc.
The values and ideas he espoused originally seemed naive to some people, but when I listen to his songs now, I can see how very perceptive he was.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon does it again 12 Mar 2014
By Roberta M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It was a great value! Naturally, I went to Amazon first when I wanted Pete Seeger recordings. I was thrilled with the product.
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