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Complete Bowdoin College Concert


The college radio station at Bowdoin College made an exceptionally fine audio recording of this nearly 2 hour concert in 1960, when Pete's voice was at its very best. Blacklisted for refusing to testify at the House Unamerian Activies Committee (HUAC) during the 1950's, college campuses provided one of the few venues where Pete could perform for many years.

This double CD set includes many of Pete performing many of his best-loved classics including Tzena Tzena, Wimoweh, Bourgeois Blues, Bells of Rhymney & Water Is Wide along with a 24 page booklet with extensive notes on songs. Our favorite live concert recording.

Check out the list of songs he sang that night!

1st CD:

  1. Goofing Off Suite
  2. Penney's Farm
  3. He Lies in the American Land
  4. Deep Blue Sea
  5. Hieland Laddie
  6. Oh, Riley
  7. Banjo medley: Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Old Dan Tucker
  8. Summertime
  9. D-Day Dodgers
  10. Quiz Show
  11. Al Smith Holds the Bottle
  12. What a Friend We Have in Congress
  13. Living in the Country
  14. Water Is Wide
  15. Bells of Rhymney
  16. Goodnight Irene

2nd CD (after intermission)

  1. Big Rock Candy Mountain
  2. Just a Dream
  3. Oh What a Beautiful City
  4. In the Sweet Bye & Bye / Preacher & the Slave
  5. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
  6. Medley: Colorado Trail / Spanish Is the Loving Tongue / From Here on Up / Texas Girls / We Pity Our Boses Five / The Scabs Crawl In / Swarthmore Girls
  7. Medley: Open the Door Softely / Road to Athay / Why Do Scotsmen?
  8. Medley: Hold Up Your Petticoat / Where Have All the Flowers Gone? / Step by Step / Joe Hill's Last Will
  9. Viva La Quince Brigada
  10. Suliram
  11. Wimoweh
  12. Michael Row the Boat Ashore
  13. Commentary
  14. Bourgeois Blues
  15. Black Girl / Kisses Sweeter than Wine
  16. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
  17. Worried Man Blues
  18. Conclusion
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