John Briggs Books

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger, The People’s Singer reveals how the  folk singer forever changed the world of folk music and shaped the political landscape. Children looking for a role model who fought for civil rights, workers’ rights, environmental safety, peace, and more will love learning about the man who introduced Martin Luther King and the world to We Shall Overcome.

Enjoy these songs from his solo career, as well as his time with The Almanac Singers and The Weavers.

The Almanac Singers perform Union Maid from Talking Union.

The Almanac Singers from 1941 with an anti-Hitler song

The Weavers on the TV program Snader Telescriptions in 1951

If I Had a Hammer, written by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger

The Weavers introduce Wimoweh (or Mbube) to American audiences.

Wasn’t That a Time, the song that got Pete accused of being un-American.

The Weavers with Pay Me My Money Down — later performed by rock star Bruce Sprngsteen

Pete Seeger performs Waist Deep in the Big Muddy on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Pete Seeger and The Freedom Singers live in 1963

(And remember, 10% of royalties from Pete Seeger, The People’s Singer, benefit the Clearwater Foundation. Spread the word and support a great cause!)

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