- World excluding USA & Canada
- Catalogue Id:
- VCD 79503
The Weavers were formed by Pete Seeger in the late 40s, singing folk music in harmony. Soon after their formation they hit success with a booking at the Village Vanguard, New York, in 1949-.-the date lasted six months and secured a short contract with Decca
They fell out of favour around the time of the Communist Red scare in the US as their lyrics were invested with sympathy for the poor and dispossesed and other liberal sentiments. It wasn't until 1955, when they signed to Vanguard Records, that the group was resurrected, this time at a Carnegie Hall concert in 1955. The occasion was remembered as the birth of the late-50s/early-60s folk boom, while the Weavers will always be remembered as the inspiration for a generation of folk performers.
These songs are the gospel according to The Weavers, taken from the spiritual roots of the Americas - respectful, honouring, sanctified...