RELEASE
1980
LABEL
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
GENRES
Folk, Political Folk, Folk Revival, Children's Folk, Folksongs, Traditional Folk

Album Review

Having reached his 60s, Seeger asked Folkways to document a typical concert "before my voice, memory, and sense of rhythm and pitch were too far gone." What they got is this 25-track, two-record boxed set containing the amazing variety and depth of Seeger's repertoire, from the traditional "John Henry" to the African lullaby/story "Abiyoyo" to Charlie King's anti-nuke tune "Acres of Clams." But what most impresses is Seeger's rapport with an audience that is willing and able to sing along on every song.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Introduction
  2. John Henry
  3. Introduction to Song
  4. Aunt Rhody
  5. Lonesome Valley
  6. Amazing Grace
  7. Recorder Improvisation-Introduction to l'Internationale
  8. I'internationale
  9. Old Time Religion
  10. Introduction Song
  11. Down-A-Down
  12. Introduction of Louis Killen
  13. Rothesay O'
  14. Introduction to Song
  15. Old Settler's Song
  16. Introduction to Song
  17. Acres of Clams
  18. Abiyoyo
  19. Teaching Song
  20. Cristo Ya Naci├│ en Palacag├╝ina
  21. Sicilian Tarantella [Instrumental]
  22. Introduction to Song
  23. Homestead Strike Song
  24. Intorduction to Song
  25. Young Woman Who Swallowed a Lie
  26. Introduction to Song
  27. We Shall Not Be Moved
  28. Introduction to Song
  29. Somagwaza
  30. Introduction to Song
  31. Run Come See the Sun
  32. If I Had a Hammer
  33. Introduction to Song
  34. The Water Is Wide
  35. Old Devil Time
  36. Hole in the Bucket
  37. Jacob's Ladder
  38. Twelve Gates to the City
  39. Song Introduction
  40. Little Birdie
  41. Greensleeves