The Weavers were a celebrated and highly influential folk quartet based in New York's Greenwich Village that became famous beginning in the early 1950s. Their many hits included their 1950 chart-topping rendition of the folk standard, "Goodnight, Irene." Members included co-founders Lee Hays and Pete Seeger who went on to launch solo careers. They were among those who suffered personal and career setbacks during the infamous McCarthy era.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Goodnight Irene (1950)
  • The Roving Kind (1950)
  • Tzena Tzena Tzena (1950)
  • Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (1951)
  • On Top Of Old Smoky (1951)
  • So Long (It's Been Good To Know You) (1951)
  • When The Saints Go Marching In (1951)
  • Around The Corner (Beneath The Berry Tree) (1952)
  • Wimoweh (1952)

Pop charts debut year: 1950

Years active: 1948-1952, 1955-1964, occasional reunions between 1964-1980

Genres: Folk

Labels: Decca, Vanguard


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