Recorded live at Town Hall, New York, New York on April 28, 1962.
Digitally remastered by Mark Wilder (CBS Records, New York, New York).
This historic 1962 New York City concert features the irrepressible and all-encompassing enthusiasm of Pete Seeger, one of the world's truly great "folk." Seeger turns Town Hall into a huge, welcoming front porch where neighbors and transients alike are wholeheartedly welcomed to stop by or--better yet--to join in the fun. Mixing such classic children's songs as "I've Been Working On The Railroad" and "Frere Jacques" with silly shaggy dog stories and modern folk standards like "This Land Is Your Land," Seeger weaves a joyous sing-along.
Seeger delivers tales and tunes to the youthful (and audibly delighted) crowd without an ounce of adult condescension. Along the way, he manages to slip in bits of history and nuggets of timeless wisdom. Using only his banjo, foot stomp, whistle, other verbal sound effects, and his famous every-man's voice, this once-blacklisted hero leads one and all through a magical hour--a quick tour around the world in stories and song.