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Pete Seeger talks about his parents' influence on his early interest in music and discusses learning to play several instruments as a child. He tells the stories of how he met Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, and the formation of the Almanac Singers and The Weavers. He talks about his activism, protests, and political views. He talks about the history of several songs, including "Guantanamera" and "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy," among others.

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2017oh207_ibmm031

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Pete Seeger

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Carl Pagter

James Reams

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Seeger, Pete Interview by Carl Pagter. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Seeger, P. (n.d.). Interview by C. Pagter. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Seeger, Pete, interview by Carl Pagter. (n.d.), Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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