Pete Seeger - If I Had A Hammer

Pete Seeger
Song Name: If I Had A Hammer
By: Pete Seeger ( Pete Seeger )
Song Local Name: If I Had A Hammer
Album: If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle
Link to buy: AllMusic
Genre: folk music of United States of America , American folk music
Date Added: 22 Aug 2019
Yuri Bonilha

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If I Had A Hammer by Pete Seeger is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with If I Had A Hammer (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, Seeger re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, and environmental causes.

The song "If I Had a Hammer" was a freedom song of the civil rights movement.

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