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      Pete Seeger, 1919-2014



      Folk singer icon Pete Seeger died January 27 at the age of 94. He began his career at the age of 20, and continued right up to his final months, participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2012.  During his long life, he championed Civil Rights, the abolition of the death penalty, the peace movement, and was even blacklisted by Congress in the 50's for being a Communist.
      Some of his best known recordings include:
      "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"
      "We Shall Overcome"
      "If I Had a Hammer"
      "Turn, Turn, Turn"
      "Waist Deep in the Deep Muddy."

      YouTube: Seeger with Arlo Guthrie: Where Have All the Flowers Gone
      90th Birthday Tribute Concert with Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez and others
                  

       

      Starting Points

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      New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
      Call Number: REF ML100 .N48 2001
      ISBN: 1561592390
      The definitive reference tool for music research. Actually an encyclopedia,
      this is the most comprehensive scholarly resource on music in English.
      The articles about composers have complete lists of works and extensive biographies.
      There are also entries about genres, terms, instruments, and non-western music. 29 volumes

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      The Grove Dictionary of American Music - Charles Hiroshi Garrett (Editor-In-Chief)
      Call Number: ML101.U6 N48 2013eb
      ISBN: 019531428X
      The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. At eight volumes, it provides greatly expanded coverage compared to the first edition, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups.
      The articles of the dictionary range from small definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra.
      The dictionary's articles are supplemented by over 400 images and 140 musical examples and other materials. An abbreviations list, list of contributors, and tips on the use of the dictionary make navigation easy.

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