Pete Seeger, Pete Seeger Sings Woody Guthrie

Dave Marsh

By Dave Marsh

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

As good a selection of Woody material as you could imagine, from his early World War II anthem, "Reuben James," to the extremely obscure "Miss Pavlichenko," with many of the warhorses ("Deportees," "This Land," "Roll On Columbia," "So Long It's Been Good to Know You") firmly in place. This feels like one of Pete's more personal collections, since there is such a mass of Guthrie songs to choose from and with only 11 tracks, what's included is curious (for instance, a pair of Woody's children's songs but no "Do Re Mi").