Carolyn Hester / Pete Seeger

Seeger & Hester: Members Edition

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Pete Seeger and Carolyn Hester compiled together on a budget CD, from vintage sources with some noise and generally decent fidelity. The dozen Seeger tracks are from the early 1960s, as near as it's possible to tell, from a fair audience tape or a poor official recording. There's so little Carolyn Hester available, however, that anything is welcome, including these 11 studio recordings, among them "House of the Rising Sun," "If I Had a Ribbon Bow," "The Water Is Wide," George Gershwin's "Summertime," "She Moves Through the Fair," the bluesy "Go Away From My Window," and the soaring "Virgin Mary." She's in good voice throughout, and the sound quality is decent, given that this material seems to come from a vinyl source.