To Everything There Is a Season: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song

To Everything There Is a Season Pete Seeger and the Power of Song Author or coauthor of such legendary songs as If I Had a Hammer Where Have All the Flowers Gone and Turn Turn Turn Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United Stat

  • Title: To Everything There Is a Season: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song
  • Author: Allan M. Winkler Alan Bowman
  • ISBN: 9780195324815
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To Everything There Is a Season: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song

    Author or coauthor of such legendary songs as If I Had a Hammer, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and Turn, Turn, Turn, Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United States In To Everything There Is a Season Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler describes how Seeger applied his musical talents to improve conditions for leAuthor or coauthor of such legendary songs as If I Had a Hammer, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and Turn, Turn, Turn, Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United States In To Everything There Is a Season Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler describes how Seeger applied his musical talents to improve conditions for less fortunate people everywhere This book uses Seeger s long life and wonderful songs to reflect on the important role folk music played in various protest movements of the twentieth century A tireless supporter of union organization in the 1930s and 1940s, Seeger joined the Communist Party, performing his songs with banjo and guitar accompaniment to promote worker solidarity In the 1950s, he found himself under attack during the Red Scare for his radical past In the 1960s, he became the minstrel of the civil rights movement, focusing its energy with songs that inspired protestors and challenged the nation s patterns of racial discrimination Toward the end of the decade, he turned his musical talents to resisting the war in Vietnam, and again drew fire from those who attacked his dissent as treason Finally, in the 1970s, he lent his voice to the growing environmental movement by leading the drive to clean up the Hudson River The book seeks to answer such fundamental questions as What was the source of Seeger s appeal How did he capture the attention and affection of people around the world And why is song such a powerful medium Richly researched and crisply written, To Everything There Is a Season Pete Seeger and the Power of Song is an ideal supplement for U.S history survey courses, as well as twentieth century U.S history and history of American folk music courses To purchase Pete Seeger songs discussed in the text, visit the following link for an iTunes playlist compiled by Oxford University Press http itunesle WebObjects MZStore.w id 375976891

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    1. Andy Miller

      Pete Seeger had a fascinating life. He sang with Woody Guthrie in the thirties and was member of hit folk group the Weavers in the forties and fifties. He was blacklisted in the fifties, concerts were cancelled, radio stopped playing his songs and he was banned from tv until the Smothers Brothers had him on their show in 1967. He was present went Dylan went electric during the Newport folk festival(Seeger was one of the angry ones). Seeger was active in antiwar movement, his return to Smothers B [...]

    2. Nathan

      I read this as a histor of folk-singing as cultural catalyst; Winkler seems to have written it as an homage to Seeger. It's not entirely academic; it's not really a total biography, although it looks like each of these.When finished, I was haunted by issues including:-Seeger's from an educated New England background (they mention he went to Harvard more than twice) yet he wears over-alls, plays a banjo and sings about workers' rights (& communist issues) -Seeger, who's white, uses songs and [...]

    3. Grady Ormsby

      "To Everything There Is a Season" is the biography of one of my heroes, Pete Seeger. Allen Winker begins by telling of Pete's early days as an activist, singing union songs and hanging out with Woody Guthrie and the Almanac Singers. Then on through the fifties with The Weavers, the Red Scare and the HUAC hearings. Times changed, but Pete didn't. He remained true to his commitment to the people and his belief in the power of song to change the world. Pete used this power to strive for civil right [...]

    4. Jenn

      I happened upon a documentary on Pete Seeger last month and was struck not only by how he used music to bring people together. The call and response, the singalongs, the hootenannies are all things I remember from church, from youth group. It never occurred to me that it played such a huge part in civil rights protests, in the history of free speech. Pete Seeger is a wonderful teacher, a wonderful musician and a fantastic activist.

    5. Corey Murray

      This is not a full-length biography of Pete Seeger, but it's a shorter, insightful little book that covers the the basics of his life and career. While not long, the book never fails to fascinate. Regardless of your views on Seeger, you'll no doubt come to admire his courage and integrity and marvel at the power of music to unite people.

    6. Donald Stevens

      It transported me back to the times of Pete Seeger. It told of his time as a youth with the unions and trying to form singing groups from the union workers to give the strength of solidarity through song. It tells of his work on the Hudson Schooner and helping to clean up the Hudson. He was very much of the enviorment and helping to preserve it.

    7. Moses Hetfield

      Great biography of a great singer. Winkler covers Seeger's involvement in a variety of social movements over the course of the 20th century in a manner that is both informative and quite readable. I knew little about Seeger prior to reading this, and I was truly amazed to learn about all the amazing work he did.

    8. Jennifer

      Excellent book written with Seeger's cooperation. The accompanying cd added to the reading experience, allowing the reader to listen to songs with the added insight from the author's contextualization of them. I had no idea how far back Seeger's political activism and folk career went back.

    9. Lori

      I read this on kindle so unfortunately didn't have the music CD to go with it, but I really enjoyed this story. There were so many events that happened and having the songs of the time linked with these events will forever make me think of them differently.

    10. Jens

      A fun read. A quick read. I suppose I could fault the author for loving his subject and not maintaining distance. But this is Pete Seeger - I'd fault the author if he didn't love his subject.

    11. Caeser Pink

      I really good read. Seeger led such an interesting life. While the book is not in-depth, it is a good introduction to what he is about.

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