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Format: CD
Sku: 216726206
UPC: 611587112323
UPC 14: 00611587112323
Release Date: 7/27/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Quite Early Morning (With Spoken Introduction) ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
2. We Sing Out ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
3. There'll Come a Day ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
4. Solartopia ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
5. Down by the River ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
6. River ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
7. Mastinchele Wachipi Olewan [The Rabbit Song] ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
8. River That Flows Both Ways, The ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
9. I See Freedom ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
10. Take It from Dr. King ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
11. Colores, De ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
12. It Really Isn't Garbage ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
13. English Is Cuh-ray-zee ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
14. River Song (Back and Forth the Hudson Flows) ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
15. It's a Long Haul ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
16. We Shall Not Be Moved ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
17. Turn, Turn, Turn ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
18. Tomorrow's Children ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
19. Quite Early Morning ~ Rivertown Kids/Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Pete Seeger (vocals, 12-string guitar, banjo); David Bernz (vocals, 6-string guitar, 12-string guitar, banjo); Danny Einbender (vocals, 12-string guitar); Travis Jeffrey (vocals, banjo); Chris Richards, Sue Altkin, Allyson Hockler, A.J. Lukan, Brian Dolman, Julia Barnett, John Sgorbissa, Jacob Bernz, Imani Washington, Gabriella Lucas, Gabe O'Reilly, Elyse Fox, Diana Barriga, Claire Emmett, Tyrese Collins, Trevion Belton, Sarah Armour, Samantha Medina, Rebe Underhill, Melissa Ortquist, Mark Luchs, Lucas Davison, Lilian Lewis, Kirsten Lutley, Karen Brooks, Linda Richards, Franklin Thompson (vocals); C. Lanzbom (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar); Steve Stanne (dobro); Peter Siegel (mandolin); David Amram (Native American flute, pennywhistle); Gr?goire Maret (harmonica); Doug Weiss (upright bass, electric bass); Mark Murphy (upright bass); Jeff Haynes (steel pan, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: C. Lanzbom.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Bernz.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Dio Cramer.
Muze PNote Photographers: David Bernz; Heather Fox; Daniel Keller; The Lutley Family; Tery Udell.
Muze PNote Pete Seeger has been making children's records for over 50 years, but he has never made one like this, a full-scale collaboration with a group dubbed the Rivertown Kids who were, when he started working with them, fourth graders at the Forrestal School in Beacon, NY, where he lives. (At the time of the release of this album, they would be on summer vacation after finishing sixth grade.) The album's third credit, to "friends," includes a batch of other folk singers, some of whom sit in to take lead vocals on songs they wrote. Indeed, while Seeger is heard throughout the disc in one capacity or another, he can be considered something of a master of ceremonies, speaking or singing lead here, playing a banjo part there. While it is reasonable to classify the album as children's music, "educational" music might be a better tag, since the songs, written not only by folk singers, but also in some cases featuring lyrics contributed by the children, touch on familiar topics for Seeger, including political issues such as environmentalism and civil rights, as well as enough references to the Hudson River to make it a concept album about the waterway Seeger has devoted decades to trying to clean up. The children are not professional singers, of course, but their unison vocals remain in key and comprehensible for the most part, and they take turns singing lead on, for example, their own verses to "We Shall Not Be Moved," otherwise stepping back to allow Bob Killian to sing his composition "There'll Come a Day" or David Bernz to sing his "Solartopia," with Dar Williams taking a verse. Other singers who get lead vocals include Rick Nestler (on his song "The River That Flows Both Ways"), Travis Jeffrey (on "It's a Long Haul," which he and Seeger adapted from an old folk song), Dan Einbender (on his song "It Really Isn't Garbage"), and Sarah Underhill (on Bill Staines' "River"). Seeger, meanwhile, who demonstrated a remarkable vigor for his age at his 90th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 2009, here continues his late-in-life renaissance, following the same interests he's had throughout his life, and carefully transferring them to people young enough to be his great-grandchildren. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Danny Einbender; David Bernz

Engineer: Jeffrey Haynes

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/27/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : APRCD 1123
Music Label Name Label : Appleseed Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00611587112323

Professional Reviews

Record Collector (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Seeger's song 'Quite Early Morning' bookends and album demonstrating environmental concern in a charming parochial setting..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Seeger,Pete
Product attributeLabel:   Appleseed Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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