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Mike Seeger Discography

Mike Seeger was a founder member of the New Lost City Ramblers, starting the group with John Cohen and Tom Paley in 1958. He appears on all NLCR recordings. Away from the NLCR Mike Seeger made a number of other solo and group recordings and appeared on other albums as a guest. From the mid-1950's onward he collected field recordings of traditional musicians many of which have subsequently been released on LP and CD. He also contributed as producer, recording engineer and liner note writer to a number of other albums. This discography is an attempt to document the many recordings that include a contribution from Mike Seeger.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


Main solo and group member albums, singles and compilation

info American Folk Songs Sung by the Seegers, Mike, Peggy, Barbara, and Penny Seeger, 1957
info The New Lost City Ramblers, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1958
info The New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 2, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1959
info Songs From The Depression, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1959
info Old-Timey Songs For Children, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1959
info Indian Summer Soundtrack, Pete Seeger and Mike Seeger, 1960
info Sing Songs Of The New Lost City Ramblers, Tom Paley, John Cohen, Mike Seeger, 1961
info The New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 3, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1961
no info EP (Foggy Mountain Top / Talking Hard Luck / Milwaukee Blues / The Waves On The Sea), The New Lost City Ramblers, 1961
no info Earth Is Earth EP, The New Lost City Bang Boys, 1961
info Old Time Country Music, Mike Seeger, 1962
info The New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 4, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1962
info American Moonshine And Prohibition, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1962
no info Radio Special #1, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1963
info The New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 5, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1963
info Gone To The Country, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1963
info Mike Seeger, Mike Seeger, 1964
info String Band Instrumentals, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1964
info Old Timey Music, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1964
info Rural Delivery Number One, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1964
info Folk Songs with the Seegers, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger and Mike Seeger, 1965
info Tipple, Loom and Rail: Songs of the Industrialization of the South, Mike Seeger, 1966
info Remembrance of Things to Come, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1966
info Modern Times, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1968
info The New Lost City Ramblers with Cousin Emmy, The New Lost City Ramblers with Cousin Emmy, 1968
no info In Concert, Mike and Alice Seeger, 1970, King (Japan) SKK 662
info Music From The True Vine, Mike Seeger, 1972
info Strange Creek Singers, Strange Creek Singers, 1972
info Second Annual Farewell Reunion, Mike Seeger, 1973
info On The Great Divide, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1975
info American Folk Songs for Children, Peggy And Mike Seeger, 1977
info 20th Anniversary Concert, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1978
info 20 Years: Concert Performances, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1978
info Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard, Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard, 1980
info Old Time Music Dance Party, A. Robic & the Exertions, 1987
info Fresh Oldtime String Band, Fresh Oldtime String Band, 1988
info American Folk Songs for Christmas, Mike, Peggy and Penny Seeger, 1989
info Solo: Oldtime Country Music, Mike Seeger, 1991
info New Lost City Ramblers: The Early Years: 1958-1962, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1991
info Animal Folk Songs for Children, Mike, Peggy, Barbara, Penny Seeger and their children, 1992
info New Lost City Ramblers: Vol. 2, 1963-1973: Out Standing in Their Field, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1993
info Old Time Music, The New Lost City Ramblers & Friends, 1994
info Third Annual Farewell Reunion, Mike Seeger, 1994
info Way Down in North Carolina, Mike Seeger and Paul Brown, 1996
info There Ain't No Way Out, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1997
info Southern Banjo Sounds, Mike Seeger, 1998
info Retrograss, David Grisman, John Hartford and Mike Seeger, 1999
info 40 Years of Concert Performances, The New Lost City Ramblers, 2001
info True Vine, Mike Seeger, 2003
info Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest (DVD), New Lost City Ramblers/Greenbriar Boys, 2005
info Early Southern Guitar Styles, Mike Seeger, 2007
info Bowling Green, Alice Gerrard and Mike Seeger, 2008
info 50 Years: Where Do You Come from, Where Do You Go?, The New Lost City Ramblers, 2009

Solo and group member tracks on various artists compilations

info American Banjo Tunes and Songs in Scruggs Style, Various Artists, 1957
info Folk Festival At Newport, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1959
info Mountain Music Bluegrass Style, Various Artists, 1959
info The Newport Folk Festival: 1960, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1960
info Hootenanny at Carnegie Hall, Various Artists, 1960
info Songs of the Civil War, Various Artists, 1960
info The Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival, 1959-60, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1961
info The Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival, 1959-60, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1961
info American History in Ballad and Song, Vol.2, Various Artists, 1962
info Philadelphia Folk Festival, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1962
info Hootenanny!, Various Artists, 1963
info The Banjo Story, Various Artists, 1963
info Country Music And Bluegrass At Newport, Various Artists, 1964
info The Sound Of Folk Music Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1964
info The Folk Box, Various Artists, 1964
info American Folk Singers And Balladeers, Various Artists, 1964
info 5-String Banjo Greats, Various Artists, 1964
info Folk Go-Go, Various Artists, 1965
info Anthology Of The Banjo, Various Artists, 1970
info Greatest Folksingers of the Sixties, 1972?
info Feuding Banjos, Various Artists, 1973
info National Folk Festival: Good Time Music, Various Artists, 1975
info 1st Annual Brandywine Mountain Music Convention, Various Artists, 1975
info Kerrville Folk Festival 1975 Live, Various Artists, 1975?
info The Very Best of Country Banjo, Various Artists, 1975
info 39th National Folk Festival, Various Artists, 1977
info Festival of Fiddle Tunes, Various Artists, 1979
no info 25 Banjo & Guitar Favorites, Various Artists, 197?
info The Banjo: A Collector's Treasury, Various Artists, 197?
info The Banjo Greats, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1980
info Brandywine '83, Various Artists, 1984
info Tribute to Tommy Jarrell, Various Artists, 1986
info Texas Music, Various Artists, 1986
info Down Home, Volume 1, Various Artists, 1986
info Down Home, Volume 2, Various Artists, 1986
info American Banjo: Three Finger and Scruggs Style, Various Artists, 1990
info The Legendary Down Home Recordings, Various Artists, 1990
info A Fish That's a Song, Various Artists, 1991
info Troubadours Of The Folk Era, Volume Three: The Groups, Various Artists, 1992
info Rainbow Sign, Various Artists, 1992
info Feuding Banjos, Various Artists, 1992
info Bluegrass At Newport: Recorded Live At The Newport Folk Festivals 1959, 60 & 63, Various Artists, 1993
info Third Annual Farewell Reunion, Mike Seeger, 1994
info The Young Fogies, Various Artists, 1994
info Folk Song America, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1994
info Folk Song America, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1994
info Prestige/Folklore Years, Vol. 4: Singing Out Loud: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Various Artists, 1994
info Old-Time Music on the Air, Volume One, Various Artists, 1994
info Rounder Kids: A Children's Music Sampler, Various Artists, 1994
info Folk Music At Newport, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1995
info Hills of Home: 25 Years of Folk Music on Rounder Records, Various Artists, 1995
info The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records, Various Artists, 1995
info Best of Bluegrass: 18 Banjo Favorites, Various Artists, 1995
info Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection, Various Artists, 1996
info Vanguard Newport Folk Festival Sampler, Various Artists, 1996
info The American Fogies, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1996
info Banjo Jamboree, Various Artists, 1996
info Southern Country Gospel, Various Artists, 1997
info Banjo Festival, Various Artists, 1997
info Smithsonian Folkways Children's Music Collection, Various Artists, 1998
info The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute, Various Artists, 1998
info Kerrville Folk Festival: Early Years 1972-1981, Various Artists, 1998
info This Is Your Land: The Story of American Folk Music, Various Artists, 1999
info Time-Life Treasury of Folk, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 199?
info Chicken Soup for Little Christian Souls, Various Artists, 2000
info Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970, 2001
info American Roots Music, Various Artists, 2001
info There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs, Various Artists, 2001
info Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2002
info Mountain Breakdown: The Bluegrass Collection, Various Artists, 2002
info Songs from the Heart: The History Of American Folk Music, Various Artists, 2002
info American Folk and Country Music Festival, Various Artists, 2003
info Classic Old-Time Music From Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2003
info Blue Grass Roots, Various Artists, 2003
info Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2004
info Dark Was the Night: A Tribute to the Music of Blind Willie Johnson, Various Artists, 2004
info Tone Poets, Various Artists, 2005
info Fonotone Records, Various Artists, 2005
info Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2005
info Mountain Journey: Stars of Old Time Music, Various Artists, 2005
info Deadwood: Music From HBO Original Series, Various Artists, 2005
info Feuding Banjos: Revenge of the Citybillys, Various Artists, 2005
info Traditional Banjo Music of the Ozarks, Various Artists, 2005
info Bluegrass Banjo, Various Artists, 2005
info Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival, Various Artists, 2006
info Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2006
info Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2006
info Masters of Old-time Country Autoharp, Various Artists, 2006
info Feuding Banjos: Bluegrass Banjo Of The Southern Mountains, Various Artists, 2006
info Down Home Saturday Night, Various Artists, 2007
info If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi, Various Artists, 2007
info Classic Old-Time Fiddle from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2007
info Banjo Gathering, Various Artists, 2007
info Old Time Banjo Festival, Various Artists, 2007
info Folk Roots: The Sound of Americana, Various Artists, 2007
info Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2009
info Old Time Music Collection, Volume 1, Various Artists, 2009
info Happy Birthday Bill Monroe: Dawg Plays Big Mon, David Grisman and various artists, 2011
info Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution, Various Artists, 2012

Performing contribution to other albums

info Every Inch A Sailor, Oscar Brand, 1959
info Bluegrass at the Roots, The Lilly Bros & Don Stover, 1961
info Carter Family Memorial Album, Bill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys, 1961
info High Lonesome Sound, Roscoe Holcomb, 1965
info By the Grace of God, David Rea, 1971
info Hazel & Alice, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, 1973
info Blue Ridge Mountain Blues, Bill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys, 1973
info Come By The Hills, Bill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys, 1975
info Going Back To Dixie, Bill Clifton, 1975
info Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, 1976
info Peter Rowan, Peter Rowan, 1978
info Autoharp Centennial Celebration, Various Artists, 1981
info Banjo Pickin' Girl, Lily May Ledford, 1983
info The Most Dulcimer, Jean Ritchie, 1984
info Evo's Autoharp, Evo Bluestein, 1985
info Carry It On, Songs of America's Working People, Pete Seeger/Jane Sapp/Si Kahn, 1986
info Crossing Over, Hesperus, 1987
info Rounder Bluegrass One, Various Artists, 1987
info Rounder Banjo, Various Artists, 1987
info The Early Years 1957-1958, Bill Clifton, 1992
info Step by Step: Lesley Riddle Meets the Carter Family: Blues, Country and Sacred Songs, Lesley Riddle, 1993
info The Folkways Years, 1955-1992: Songs of Love and Politics, Peggy Seeger, 1993
info Away Out on the Mountain, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, 1994
info Christmas at Mountain Stage, Various Artists, 1994
info Come All You Tenderhearted, Ginny Hawker and Kay Justice, 1995
info Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection, Tony Trischka, 1995
info An Odd Collection, Peggy Seeger, 1996
info High Lonesome Sound, Roscoe Holcomb, 1998
info Dawg Duos, David Grisman and guests, 1999
info Bristol: A Tribute To The Music Of The Original Carter Family, Ginny Hawker & Kay Justice, 1999
info Mule To Ride, Tara Nevins, 1999
info Vertie's Dream, Jones & Leva, 2000
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 5, Various Artists, 2000
info Around the World to Poor Valley, Bill Clifton, 2001
info O Sister!: The Women's Bluegrass Collection, Various Artists, 2001
info Roots Music: An American Journey, Various Artists, 2001
info True Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2002
info O Sister 2: The Women's Bluegrass Collection, Various Artists, 2002
info Classic Mountain Songs, Various Artists, 2002
info Heading For Home, Peggy Seeger, 2003
info A Distant Land to Roam: Songs of the Carter Family, Ralph Stanley, 2006
info Red Clay Country, Paul Brown, 2006
info Four Albums of Military Song, Oscar Brand, 2006
info My Name Is Buddy, Ry Cooder, 2007
info Radio Songs, Robin and Linda Williams, 2007
info Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, 2007
info Three Score And Ten, Peggy Seeger, 2007
info Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields, Various Artists, 2007
info Territory, Tony Trischka, 2008
info The Free Mexican Airforce, Peter Rowan, 2009

Non-performing contribution to other albums

(Note that many of the album listed in the sections above also include non-performing contributions)

info Old-Time Tunes of the South (Sutphin, Foreacre, and Dickens), The Stoneman Family, 1957
info American Banjo Tunes and Songs in Scruggs Style, Various Artists, 1957
info Folk Songs and Instrumentals With Guitar, Elizabeth Cotten, 1958
info Folk Music U.S.A.: Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1958
info Mountain Music Bluegrass Style, Various Artists, 1959
info Country Songs Old & New, The Country Gentlemen, 1960
info Bluegrass at the Roots, The Lilly Bros & Don Stover, 1961
info The Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward, Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward , 1962
info Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp, Various Artists, 1962
info 37th Old-Time Fiddlers Convention at Union Grove North Carolina, Various Artists, 1962
info Dock Boggs, Dock Boggs, 1964
info Look! Who Is Here: Old Timers of the Grand Ole Opry, The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith, 1964
info Friends of Old Time Music, Various Artists, 1964
info Dock Boggs, Vol. 2, Dock Boggs, 1965
info Excerpts from Interview with Dock Boggs, 1965
info Elizabeth Cotten, Vol. 2: Shake Sugaree, Elizabeth Cotton, 1966
info Milk 'Em in the Evening Blues, The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith, 1968
info Country Songs and Tunes with Autoharp, Kilby Snow, 1969
info Dock Boggs, Vol. 3, Dock Boggs, 1970
info Grand Dad of the Country Guitar Pickers, Sam McGee, 1972
info Berkeley Farms: Oldtime and Country Style Music of Berkeley, Various Artists, 1972
no info A Survey Of Rural Music Of The Southeastern United States, Various Artists (Sam McGee), 1974
info Livin' In The Past, The Kentucky Colonels, 1975
info Louis Boudreault, Oldtime Fiddler of Chicoutimi, Quebec, Louis Boudreault, 1977
info When I'm Gone, Elizabeth Cotton, 1979
info His Twelve Original Recordings, Dock Boggs, 1983
info Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes, Elizabeth Cotten, 1989
info The Doc Watson Family, Doc Watson with Family and Friends, 1990
info Famous Cowboy Fiddler, Eck Robertson, 1991
info Not for Kids Only, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, 1993
info Step by Step: Lesley Riddle Meets the Carter Family: Blues, Country and Sacred Songs, Lesley Riddle, 1993
info Live Recordings 1956-1969, Bill Monroe, 1993
info Feed Your Babies Onions: Fat City Favorites, Highwoods Stringband, 1994
info Original Folkways Recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1960-1962, 1994
info Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics, Various Artists, 1995
info Stanley Series, Vol. 4 #1, Stanley Brothers , 1996
info Grand Dad of the Country Guitar Pickers (Exp CD), Sam McGee, 1997
info Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection (1952-1967), Various Artists, 1997
info His Folkways Years: 1963-1968, Dock Boggs, 1998
info North Carolina Banjo Collection, Various Artists, 1998
info Every Tone a Testimony: An African American Aural History, Various Artists, 2001
info Blue Ridge Legacy: The Alan Lomax Portait Series, Hobart Smith, 2001
info Classic Mountain Songs, Various Artists, 2002
info I'm on My Journey Home, Various Artists, 2002
info Oh My Little Darling: Folk Song Types, Various Artists, 2002
info In Boston 1959, Merle Travis, 2003
info Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2003
info Shake Sugaree, Elizabeth Cotton, 2004
info Don't Cry to Me, Jimmy Martin, 2004
info Back Roads to Cold Mountain, Various Artists, 2004
info Live: 1955-1967: Outstanding In Their Field, Sam and Kirk McGee, 2005
info Fast as Time Can Take Me, Troublesome Creek String Band, 2005
info Classic Southern Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways, Various Artists, 2005
info Harlan County USA: Songs of the Coal Miner's Struggle, Various Artists, 2006
info Classic African-American Ballads, Various Artists, 2006
info Appalachia: Music from Home, Various Artists, 2009


Last updated October 2009