Pacifica Radio Archives is proud to present The Ballad of Pete Seeger, an original radio documentary celebrating Pete’s life and times, featuring a candid conversation with Tim Robbins, historic audio from the Pacifica Radio Archives, and music. The Ballad of Pete Seeger is a folk perspective on the struggle for equality and justice in the labor, civil rights and peace movements in the 20th century. Part One focuses on the Pete’s life from 1938 to 1955.
Produced and Written by Mark Torres
Executive Produced by Brian DeShazor
Norman Corwin live on KPFK 90.7 FM, 1968
Mario Cassetta live on KPFK, 1976
Tim Robbins and Pete Seeger, 2006
Live music recordings of Pete Seeger for Pacifica include:
If I Had a Hammer
Last Train to Nuremberg
Oh Had I A Golden Thread
Pete singing Woody Guthrie’s Deportee and This Land Was Made For You And Me
Dinky Dai with Mario ‘Boots’ Cassetta
Viva La Quince Brigada with Tao Rodriguez Seeger
Special Thanks to Pete and Toshi Seeger
Jim Musselman of Appleseed Records
The staff at Havoc Films
The Staff of the Pacifica Radio Archives
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.
PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.