There was a time, some years before the ascendance of rock 'n' roll on Top 40 radio, when popular music veered sharply from the mainstream to sample American roots-music traditions. Inspired by the songs of Pete Seeger and The Weavers, this "folk" music found its greatest expression during the early 1960s in the songs of an emerging Greenwich Village folk group known as Peter, Paul and Mary. In the Trio's new PBS show, Carry It On, they recall, along with mentors Pete Seeger and Ronnie Gilbert and others, the beginnings of the cultural revolution of the 1960s1 when music became a unifying force amidst the hopeful, idealistic, and sometimes turbulent movements of social change. The Trio's Carry It On: A Musical Legacy features rare archival performances of songs which energized the spirit of the nation's cultural and political renaissance. They include "Blowin' in the Wind" from the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech, and "The Times They Are a Changin'" sung at the Newport Folk Festival. These and other historic moments are woven together with songs and clips from the Trio's four highly acclaimed PBS specials as well as intimate rehearsal renditions of new songs from their new album, In These Times, the Trio's first such release in a decade. Do Peter, Paul and Mary still carry it on? No question! Just watch and listen.
Tracklisting: - It's Magic - Mary Had a Little Lamb - Lemon Tree - If i Had a Hammer - Jane, Jane - Blowin' in the Wind - The Times They Are A-changin' - When the Ship Comes in - I Dig Rock N' Roll Music - Like the First Time - The Wedding Song - Leavin' On a Jet Plane - El Salvador - Light One Candle - Puff, the Magic Dragon - I Know an Old Lady (who Swallowed a Fly) - We Shall Overcome - This Land is Your Land - For Baby (for Bobbie) - River of Jordan - The Great Mandala - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Invisible People - All God's Critters - Don't Laugh at Me - Jesus is On the Wire - If i Had a Hammer - Freight Train