Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry at Carnegie Hall

Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry at Carnegie Hall

Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry FW02412 / FA 2412

Two popular Folkways Records artists, Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry, came together at Carnegie Hall in 1958 to combine banjo, harmonica, and vocals for an energetic sing-along performance. Seeger’s commentary highlights the origins of the songs, which include Angola, Wales, and different areas of the United States. In addition to biographical information, the liner notes also offer lyrics and banjo and guitar tablature for selected songs.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Chalil; Harmonica
Subject(s) Blues; Contemporary music; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Instrumental music; Topical songs

Download Liner Notes

101 Goofing-Off Suite- Opening Theme / Kumbaya / Twelve Gates to the City (Oh, What a Beautiful City) (medley) Pete Seeger 7:14
102 Coal Creek March / Pay Day at Coal Creek / Roll Down the Line / Arkansas Traveler (medley) Pete Seeger 8:47
103 Fox Chase / Right on That Shore/ Pick a Bale of Cotton (medley) Sonny Terry 4:57
201 Rozhenkes Mit Mandlen / In Tarrytown/ Clean-O / Ladies Auxillary (medley) Pete Seeger 8:57
202 Bells of Rhymney / Sinking of the Reuben James / There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly / Study War No More (Down by the Riverside) (medley) Pete Seeger 15:26
203 Passing Through Pete Seeger 4:42
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