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Pete Seeger's 'Seeds'

Legendary Folk Singer Inspires New Generation of Artists

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Folk music pioneer Pete Seeger, who sang with Woody Guthrie in the 1940s and led protests for civil rights and against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, is going strong at 84. He's still protesting, this time against the war in Iraq. And he's inspiring a new generation of artists, who have recorded his songs in a new collection.

NPR's Bob Edwards interviews the legendary performer, who discusses some of the collaborations on Seeds, The Songs of Pete Seeger, Volume 3.

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Selections from 'Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Volume 3'

Listen 'Bring Them Home (If You Love Uncle Sam' - Pete Seeger, with Billy Bragg, Ani DiFranco and Steve Earle

Listen 'Sailing Down My Golden River' - Pete Seeger

Listen 'Times A-Getting Hard, Boys' - Tom Paxton

Listen 'Which Side Are You On' - Natalie Merchant

Classic Pete Seeger (excerpts)

Listen 'If I Had a Hammer'

Listen 'Union Maid'

Listen 'We Shall Overcome'

Listen 'Guantanamera'



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