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Pete Seeger Stories; Herb Alpert In A Booth At P.J. Clarke’s; Canadian Country Singer Doug Paisley

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

 Singer Pete Seeger performs at the 2009 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize special outdoor tribute at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Sept. 3, 2009 in New York City. Singer Pete Seeger performs at the 2009 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize special outdoor tribute at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Sept. 3, 2009 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images/Getty)

In this episode: In the two days since songwriter, activist and folk music legend Pete Seeger died, Soundcheck has been asking listeners and readers for your Pete Seeger stories. We got a ton of amazing responses from people sharing memories of Seeger -- be it the time you met him, sang along with him in concert, or were simply influenced by his work. We share some of those stories from listeners and a few musicians reflecting on Seeger's life and legacy.

Then, the legendary trumpeter, songwriter, multiple Grammy-winner, record label founder, artist and philanthropist Herb Alpert sits down with us for a chat at the P.J. Clarke’s across the street from Lincoln Center -- and from Dante Park, where three of his totem sculptures were recently installed.

And, Toronto-based country and folk singer Doug Paisley plays songs from his latest album, Strong Feelings, in the Soundcheck studio.

Guests:

Herb Alpert and Doug Paisley

Herb Alpert: 'What's Beautiful About Music Is It's Personal'

We settle into a booth at P.J. Clarke's with the record executive, bandleader and sculptor to talk about a lifetime of hits... and more hits.

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Musicians Share Their Pete Seeger Stories

In the two days since songwriter, activist and folk music legend Pete Seeger died, Soundcheck has been asking listeners and readers for your Pete Seeger stories. We got a ton of amazing responses from people sharing memories of Seeger and from musicians who knew and played with him, or inspired by his work. Read memories and stories from Nora Guthrie, Judy Collins, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Tony Trishka.

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Hear: Doug Paisley, Live On Soundcheck

Hear the alt-country folk singer-songwriter Doug Paisley perform songs from his latest album Strong Feelings in the Soundcheck studio.

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