If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle ()


Pete Seeger's repertoire was not limited to songs with specific sociopolitical goals, and the most familiar versions of his most popular tunes were done for Columbia. Still, it's hard to imagine doing better than this compilation of Folkways recordings (most from the late '50s and '60s) if you want evidence of Seeger's importance and skills as a spokesperson for worthy causes. Dividing into segments addressing "unions and labor," "peace," "civil rights," and "hope," this has the original 1956 versions of "If I Had a Hammer" ...

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  1. If I Had a Hammer
  2. Banks of Marble
  3. Which Side Are You On
  4. Casey Jones
  5. Talking Union
  6. Joe Hill
  7. Union Maid
  8. Step by Step
  9. Solidarity Forever
  10. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
  11. Talking Atom
  12. The Crow on the Cradle
  13. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
  14. Study War No More (Down by the Riverside)
  15. Bourgeois Blues
  16. River of My People
  17. Hold on (Hand on the Plow)
  18. We Shall Overcome
  19. He Lies in the American Land
  20. Well May the World Go
  21. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  22. Tomorrow Is a Highway
  23. Oh, Had I a Golden Thread
  24. We'll All Be A-Doubling
  25. Arrange and Rearrange
  26. If I Had a Hammer
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If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle
1998, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

UPC: 093074009628


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