Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children

Dave Marsh

By Dave Marsh

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

More than any other important American musician, Seeger dwells on songs for kids. The best of these are among the most engaging records he ever made, and this is nowhere truer than in his rendition of the chillingly hilarious or hilariously chilling story of the African giant, Abiyoyo. It takes about ten minutes to tell the story, and not a second of it is wasted. The rest of the album makes it plain that it's for the little kids.