We listen back to a previous interview with the folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger. He wrote or co-wrote "If I Had A Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." He also made popular dozens of other folk songs, many of which appear on the latest Bruce Springsteen album, We Shall Overcome:The Seeger Sessions. This segment originally aired on Jan. 25, 1984.
Pete Seeger has dedicated his career to celebrating working people and civil rights. He was blacklisted in the 1950s, which kept him off television for decades. He joins Fresh Air to talk about how he developed his repertoire and honed his craft as a performer.
Folk singer and composer Tom Paxton is known for his work as a musician in the Greenwich Village of the 1960s, where many of his songs became standards at the clubs in the area. His latest album is "The Paxton Report," and is full of topical songs about such subjects as nuclear power and the ERA. Paxton also brings his guitar for an in-studio concert.