Pete Seeger Quotes

Pete Seeger Quotes: I was working for Alan Lomax in the Library of Congress folk song archive, and starting to realize what a wealth of different kinds of music there was in this country that you never heard on the radio.
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Pete Seeger Quote: Any idiot can be complicated. It takes a genius to be simple.
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Quotes about Pete Seeger: My mother wanted me to learn how to read music. She'd given fiddles to my two older brothers, but they'd rebelled. I came along and my father said,
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Quote about Pete Seeger: In the United States, many people said you can't have folk music in the United States because you don't have any peasant class. But the funny thing was, there were literally thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people who loved old time fiddling, ballads, banjo tunes, blues played on the guitar, spirituals and gospel hymns. These songs and music didn't fit into any neat category of art music nor popular music nor jazz. So gradually they said well let's call it folk music.
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Pete Seeger Sayings: We have more freedom of the press than any other country in a similar position. Even way back in the frightened '50s, Communists, for example, could publish their magazine. The KKK published their own books. But face it, the mass media is controlled by money.
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Pete Seeger Saying: I still prefer to hear [Bob] Dylan acoustic, some of his electric songs are absolutely great. Electric music is the vernacular of the second half of the twentieth century, to use my father's old term.
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Sayings about Pete Seeger: My job, is to show folks there's a lot of good music in this world, and if used right it may help to save the planet.
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Saying about Pete Seeger: Do-so is more important than say-so.
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Pete Seeger Quotes: The first step in solving a problem is admitting there is a problem to be solved.
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Pete Seeger Quote: Long live teachers of children, because they can show children how they can save the world.
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Quotes about Pete Seeger: I was about 16 years old years when my father took me to a square dance festival in North Carolina. For the first time in my life, I found there was music in my country that you never heard on the radio, and you didn't hear on the juke boxes, and in theaters. I fell in love with it, especially the long-necked banjos.
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Quote about Pete Seeger: Now any person who plays an acoustic guitar standing up on stage with a microphone is a folk singer. Some grandmother with a baby in her arms singing a 500-year-old song, well, she's not a folk singer, she's not on stage with a guitar and a microphone. No, she's just an old grandmother singing an old song. The term
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