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Pete Seeger: The Storm King: Stories, Narratives, Poems: Spoken Word Set to a World of Music

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Gems from the life of one of the most influential figures in American music!

Pete Seeger: The Storm King audio collection presents Pete Seeger's spoken words as he captivatingly recounts his most engaging stories, narratives, and poems-set to new music created by nearly 50 musicians from traditions as diverse as African Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Guitar, Folk, Jaz
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Published April 16th 2013 by Hachette Original
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Feb 08, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing
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This is packaged as a book on CD but it is definitely not typical. It draws from cultural traditions of narrative with music. It was certainly a unique experience and very well done. It felt intimate and off-the-cuff with Pete Seeger telling personal stories and sharing his love for the Hudson River and people who surround it.
Jun 27, 2014 itpdx rated it liked it
One of those new forms that is a circling back. This is a spoken-word memoir and poetry by Pete Sseger accompanied and set to a wide range of music. Pete's story telling is delightful. I was not as enaromored with much of the music choices. A few were well matched, some were fine music but did not contribute to the spoken word as well as I would have liked.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
"Music and story and memoir are twined together just as in Seeger’s actual life. Listening to The Storm King is like sitting around a campfire on a crisp autumn evening with friends talking about life in word and song; tasty like ooey-gooey s’mores." Check out the rest of Michelle's review on the library's blog:
Jan 17, 2014 Robin rated it liked it
Pete Seeger shares songs and stories of his youth, parenting years, and travels in his noticeably aging voice, backed by a variety of musicians and singers from around the world. A bittersweet treat for Seeger fans. He does include Abiyoyo on disc 2, making this listener quite happy!
Oct 04, 2014 Jay rated it liked it
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Anecdotes with music, and often about music. I liked the concept, and mostly the stories were fine. The music sometimes didn't really work with the tale. Felt like a number of artsy NPR stories with not much relating them together.
Jan 26, 2014 Terri rated it liked it
i have always liked Pete Seeger and this audiobook, while a bit overlayered and hokey in spots, has some good stories and memories, including where the ideas for Abiyoyo and Waste Deep in the Big Muddy came from. Great for old folkies or old fogies or whatever.
Feb 03, 2014 Molly rated it really liked it
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I love Pete Seeger, and he has the stories to show that his life was not exactly typical. The mix of personal reminisces, stories of and from other individuals, mixed with poetry and song was quite lovely- like reading someone's scrapbook as opposed to their biography.
Michael Carlson
Mar 25, 2014 Michael Carlson rated it it was amazing
What a charming "book"! A well-designed and edited mix of Pete Seeger telling stories, accompanied by contemporary musicians and singers "accompanying" his words. While a few of Pete's stories were already well-known to me, it was wonderful to hear them in this setting.
Kristy Madden
May 13, 2014 Kristy Madden rated it it was amazing
Pete Seeger was such a great storyteller. Listening to him feels like enjoying the tales of a loving grandfather . And the music that enhances each section is truly delightful . This is one I'll be enjoying again and again.
Mar 22, 2014 Debbe rated it it was amazing
What a pleasure. Great memories, Great storytelling and Great songs. Especially fun to hear the story of ABIYOYO!
Rachel Despins
Aug 25, 2016 Rachel Despins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
I listened to this on audio and it was marvelous. I liked it all but my absolute favorite tracks were Talking Drum, Abiyoyo, and Talking Leaves. A+, would definitely listen/read this again.
It is charming. I enjoyed the music (although not my usual taste), the history, poetry and stories. Delightful to listen to on a summer afternoon.
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Peter Seeger, better known as Pete Seeger, was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. As a member of the Weavers, he had a string of hits, including a 1949 recording of Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" that topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red ...more
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