How Can I Keep from Singing: Pete Seeger

How Can I Keep from Singing Pete Seeger Who is this skinny year old man with the five string banjo whose performances over five decades have touched millions of people Entertainer Composer Communist Bob Dylan once called him a saint Jo
  • Title: How Can I Keep from Singing: Pete Seeger
  • Author: David King Dunaway
  • ISBN: 9780306803994
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • How Can I Keep from Singing: Pete Seeger
    Who is this skinny, 78 year old man with the five string banjo, whose performances over five decades have touched millions of people Entertainer Composer Communist Bob Dylan once called him a saint Joan Baez has said, We all owe our careers to him But Pete Seeger s considerable musical achievements have been overshadowed by political controversy He was investigaWho is this skinny, 78 year old man with the five string banjo, whose performances over five decades have touched millions of people Entertainer Composer Communist Bob Dylan once called him a saint Joan Baez has said, We all owe our careers to him But Pete Seeger s considerable musical achievements have been overshadowed by political controversy He was investigated for sedition by the House Committee on Un American activities, harassed by the FBI and CIA, blacklisted, picketed, and even stoned by conservative groups How Can I Keep from Singing is an inside history of Pete Seeger, whose life has remained a closely guarded secret until now In this ASCAP award winning book, David Dunaway parts the curtain through interviews with Pete, his family, friends, and fellow musicians to present a rich, compelling portrait of one of the most remarkable performers, composers, and activists of this century.
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  • David King Dunaway

    David King Dunaway received the first Ph.D in American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in folklore, history, and literature For the last thirty years he has been documenting the life and work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing Pete Seeger, published initially by McGraw Hill in 1981 and currently revised, updated, and republished by Villard Press at Random House in March, 2008 He has served as a visiting lecturer and Fulbright Scholar at the Universities of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Copenhagen University, Nairobi University, and the Universidad Nacional de Columbia Author of a half dozen volumes of history and biography, his specialty is the presentation of folklore, literature, and history via broadcasting Over the last decade he has been executive producer in a number of national radio series for Public Radio International his reporting appears in NPRs Weekend Edition and All Things Considered He is currently Professor of English at the University of New Mexico and Professor of Broadcasting at San Francisco State University.

  • 205 Comments

  • There is an updated and revised edition 2008 to this only biography of the legendary Pete Seeger whose undeniable ability to galvanise audiences everywhere to not only sing together but promote social changes will forever earn him a significant place in American history.This is a very good read for those who are interested in American folk music scene of the 20th century Seerger was a controversial figure in Am cultural and social political history, yet his ultimate humanity shines through in al [...]


  • Great read As a child of the 60 s, Pete Seeger was one of my favorite folk singers So interesting to learn about Peter, the man, not just the singer and composer of great songs.


  • The writing is pretty lousy, really, but the story of this American legend is SO powerful and compelling that the book is still a great read Dunaway seems to have had full access to Seeger s correspondence and files, and I wonder why he makes so little use of it Seeger is a liberal in the 1930s mold communist really, ultra pro union, socialized medicine, big government I m all for it And the music


  • Pete Seeger is an amazing guy, living his life completely according to his principles Made meaningful because of our encounters with him at Jazz Fest.



  • As a lifelong fan of Pete, this book helped me to get inside the man and understand his passions What a great American


  • Took me months to get through this one Dense and not great story telling Loaded with information, but it was hard to follow the attributions notes were in the back.


  • A great overview of Seeger s life doesn t pull back from criticisms of him, but makes clear the steadfastness and sincerity of his belief in song as a transformative medium If you want to see the range of triumphs and setbacks in Seeger s life, this is a good place to start My only criticism is that many of the episodes and there were a lot are covered quickly This is a good chronology, but some depth would make for satisfying reading.


  • I need to confess, I didn t finish this book I got some interesting facts about Pete Seeger s past but found the writing to be so cumbersome as to totally preclude any further reading I looked at all the photos and learned quite a bit about his wife who was the wind beneath his wings in so many ways So, I just stopped and returned it to the library for some guilty pleasure in the form of the latest Michael Connelly book The Black Box.



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