Pete Seeger

Title

Pete Seeger

Subject

Music.
Music--Performance.
Musical performance
Musical instruments.
Music--Instruction and study.
Bands (Music)
Folk songs.
Musical groups.
Music--Social aspects.
Communities in music
Musicians
Bluegrass music.
Bluegrass musicians
Folk music.
Banjo music (Bluegrass)
Sound recordings.
Sound--Recording and reproducing
Records.
Civil rights movements--United States
Songs.
Television programs.
Television and politics

Description

Pete Seeger talks about his parents' influence on his early interest in music and discusses learning to play several instruments as a child. He tells the stories of how he met Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, and the formation of the Almanac Singers and The Weavers. He talks about his activism, protests, and political views. He talks about the history of several songs, including "Guantanamera" and "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy," among others.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh207_ibmm031

Interviewee

Pete Seeger

Interview Keyword

Lomax, Alan (Artist)
Alan Lomax (Artist)
Guthrie, Woody (Artist)
Woody Guthrie (Artist)
Banjo players
Activism
Protests
Social protest songs
Musical instrument makers.
Childhood
Guantanamera (Song)
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy (Song)
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
English is Cuh-Ray-Zee (Song)
Quite Early Morning (Song)
Musical families
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)

Files

seeger_Still028.jpg


Citation

“Pete Seeger,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed August 25, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/21.