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Release Date: 4/21/2009
Sales Rank: 3132
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Disc 1
Song Title
1. John Henry [I'm Gonna Die with a Hammer in My Hand] [John Henry Blues] [Steel Driving Man] [Death of John Henry] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
2. Shenandoah [the Rolling River] [the Wide Missouri] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
3. Blue-Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn) ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
4. Black Girl [in the Pines] [Where Did You Sleep Last Night?] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
5. Skip To My Lou ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
6. Big Rock Candy Mountain, The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
7. Clementine [Darling Clementine] [My Darling Clementine] [Oh, My Darling Clementine] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
8. Yankee Doodle ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
9. Home On The Range ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
10. John Brown's Body ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
11. Goodnight, Irene [Irene, Goodnight] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
12. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
13. Oh, Susanna ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
14. Wayfaring Stranger [the Wayfaring Pilgrim] [I'm a Poor Wayfaring Stranger] [Over Jordan] [Poor Wayfaring Stranger] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
15. Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep [Mary, Don't You Weep] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
16. Down in the Valley [Birmingham Jail] [Little Willie] [Bird in a Cage] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
17. Wabash Cannon Ball, The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
18. On Top Of Old Smoky ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
19. Frankie and Johnny [Frankie] [Frankie and Albert] [Frankie Baker] [Little Frankie] [Frankie's Gamblin' Man] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
20. I Ride An Old Paint ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
21. Wreck Of The Old 97, The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
22. Wagoner's Lad [My Horses Ain't Hungry] [Drunken Hiccups] [Lovin' Nancy] [Fare You Well, Polly] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
23. Old Dan Tucker ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
24. I've Been Working on the Railroad [Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah] [Dinah] [Levee Song] [Workin' on the Line] [the ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
25. Cielito Lindo ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
26. So Long, It's Been Good To Know You (Dusty Old Dust) ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
27. America The Beautiful ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
28. This Land Is Your Land - (previously unreleased) ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Barbara Allen [Barb'ry Ellen] [Barbara Ellen] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
2. Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn [A Lazy Farmer Boy] [Lazy Man] [the Young Man Who Wouldn't Raise Corn] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
3. Midnight Special ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
4. House of the Rising Sun [Rising Sun Blues] [Rounder's Luck] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
5. Careless Love [Careless Blues] [Loveless Love] [Reckless Love] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
6. Oh, What A Beautiful City ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
7. Poor Boy [Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot (Or Feet)?] [Green Valley Waltz] [Storms Are on the Ocean] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
8. Sally Ann [Sandy Land] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
9. Riddle Song [I Gave My Love a Cherry] [Captain Walker's Courtship], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
10. Go Tell Aunt Rhody [the Old Gray Goose] [the Old Grey Goose Is Dead] [Go Tell Aunt Tabby] [Go Tell Aunt Nancy] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
11. Water Is Wide [Waly, Waly] [the Brisk Young Lover] [Down in the Meadow], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
12. Fox [the Fox and His Wife] [the Fox and the Grey Goose] [Old Miss Flipper Flopper], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
13. Keeper and the Doe [the Keeper] [Hey Down, Hoe Down], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
14. Pretty Polly [the Gosport Tragedy] [the Cruel Ship's Carpenter] [the Ship Carpenter] [the Ghost Ship] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
15. Jesse James [the Death of Jesse James] [the Life and Death of Jesse James] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
16. Stagolee [Stackolee] [Stagger Lee] [Stack Lee] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
17. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair [Black, Black, Black] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
18. Camptown Races [Gwine to Run All Night] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
19. Blow The Man Down ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
20. Froggie Went a Courtin' [the Frog and Mouse] [the Frog He Would a Wooing Go] [the Frog's Courtship] [King Kong Kitchie K ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
21. I Had a Rooster (Barnyard Song) [the Barnyard Song] [My Little Rooster] [I Love My Rooster] [Green Berry Tree] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
22. Putting On The Style ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
23. Farmer's Curst Wife [the Farmer's Old Wife] [the Devil and the Farmer's Wife] [the Old Lady and the Devil], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
24. Hard Travelin' ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
25. Alabama Bound [Don't You Leave Me Here] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
26. Wimoweh [the Lion Sleeps Tonight] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
27. Dink's Song [Dink's Blues] [Nora's Dove] [Fare Thee Well] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Gypsy Davy [Raggle-Taggle Gypsies] [the Gypsy Laddie] [Whistling Gypsy] [Black Jack Davy (Davie)] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
2. Deep Blue Sea ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
3. New River Train [Darlin'] [I'll Be on That New Road Someday] [Green River Train] [Riding on That New River Train] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
4. St. James Hospital [the Unfortunate Rake] [Gambler's Blues] [Streets of Laredo] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
5. E-Ri-E Canal [Erie Canal] [the E-Ri-E Was Rising] [the Canal Boat Song] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
6. St. Louis Blues ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
7. Boll Weevil [Boll Weevil Song] [Boll Weevil Blues] [Mississippi Boweavil Blues] [Boll Weevil and Farmer] [Looking for a ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
8. Girl I Left Behind [Brighton Camp] [Regimental Song of the 7th Infantry] [the Gal I Left Behind Me] [That Pretty Little, The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
9. When I First Came To This Land ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
10. Titanic [When That Great Ship Went Down] [the Sinking of the Titanic] [the Great Titanic], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
11. El-A-Noy [Illinois] [the Plains of Illinois] [the State of Illinois] [State of El-A-Noy] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
12. Lady of Carlysle [in Carlysle There Lived a Lady] [the Bold Lieutenant] [Down in Carlisle] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
13. My Good Man [My Good Old Man] [Three Nights Drunk] [Four Nights Drunk] [Seven Nights Drunk] [Drunkard's Sp ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
14. Golden Vanity [the Lowlands Low] [the Lonesome Sea Ballad] [the Sweet Trinity] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
15. Ain't It a Shame [Ain't Dat a Shame] [Bill Bailey, Ain't That a Shame] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
16. Swanee River [Way Down Upon the Swanee River] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
17. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child [Motherless Child] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
18. Boys from County Mayo [Shamrock], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
19. No Irish Need Apply ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
20. Paddy Works on the Railroad [Fillimeeooreay] [Pat Works on the Railway] [Paddy Works on the Railway] [Paddy on the Railw ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
21. Arkansas Traveler [Arkansaw Traveler] [the Original Arkansas Traveler] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
22. When I Was Single [When I Was Single, My Pockets Would Jingle] [I Wish I Was Single Again] [Single Girl] [the Drunkard's ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
23. Wond'rous Love ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
24. Ground Hog [Groun' Hog] [Old Ground Hog] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
25. Old Blue [Go on Blue] [Old Dog Blue] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
26. She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
27. Erie Canal [My Gal Sal] [Low Bridge] [Everybody Down] [Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal] [Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Banks of the Ohio [the Banks of the O. B. D.] [Down Beside the Ohio] [Down on the Banks of the Ohio] [Miss Julie] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
2. You Are My Sunshine ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
3. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum [Hallelujah, Bum Again] [Hallelujah on the Bum] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
4. Foggy Dew [the Foggy, Foggy Dew] [the Bugaboo], The ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
5. Molly Malone [in Dublin's Fair City] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
6. Old Maid's Song [Take Me out of Pity] [Don't Let Me Die an Old Maid] [the Black Chimney Sweeper] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
7. Oh, How He Lied [the Deceiver] [He Told Her He Loved Her] [the Villain and the Maiden] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
8. Where The Old Allegheny And The Monongahela Flow ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
9. Leatherwing Bat [the Bird Song] [the Birds' Courting Song] [the Birds' Conversation] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
10. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier [Shule Aroon] [Shule Agrah] [Buttermilk Hill] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
11. Farther Along ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
12. Go Down, Moses ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
13. All My Trials ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
14. Monsieur Banjo [Michie Banjo] [Mister Banjo] [Mister Banjo - Look at the Dandy] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
15. No More Auction Block [Many Thousand Go] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
16. Hole in the Bucket [the Bucket Song] [Jug Hot en Loch, Der] [Leiwer Heindrich] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
17. What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor [the Drunken Sailor] (Early in the Morning) [Hooray an' Up She Rises] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
18. Army Life [Gee, But I Want to Go Home] [I Don't Want No More Army] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
19. Blue Mountain Lake [the Bells of Long Lake] [Come All Ye Good Fellers] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
20. Lady Margaret [Lady Margaret and Sweet William] [Fair Margaret and Sweet William] [Fair Margaret's Misfortune] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
21. John Hardy [Johnny Hard] [John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man] [Johnny Harty] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
22. Johnson [the Three Butchers] [the Two Butchers] [Young Butcher Boy] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
23. John Riley [Pretty Fair Maid] [the Broken Token] [as I Walked out Some Summer's Morning] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
24. Washer Lad [Four Pence a Day] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
25. Talking Blues [the Original Talking Blues] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
26. Lolly Too Dum [the Fit Comes on Me Now] [I Must and I Will Get Married Now] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
27. T. B. Blues ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
28. Summertime [Summertime an' the Livin' Is Easy] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
Disc 5
Song Title
1. Trail to Mexico [Following the Cow Trail] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
2. Red River Valley ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
3. Old Joe Clark [Joe Clarke] [Ole Joe Clark] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
4. St. James Infirmary [the Unfortunate Rake] [St. James Hospital] [Gambler's Blues] [Those Gambler's Blues] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
5. Green County Bachelor [Starving to Death on My Government Claim] [Lane County Bachelor] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
6. Ox Driver's Song [Ox Driving Song-Pop My Whip] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
7. Buffalo Gals ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
8. Joe Bowers [the Disappointment of Joe Bowers] [When I Struck Muskoka] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
9. Texian Boys ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
10. My Sweetheart Is A Mule In The Mines ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
11. Johnny Gray [Peter Gray] [Ballad of Peter Gray] [Blow Ye Winds of Morning] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
12. Cowboy Yodel ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
13. Sioux Indians ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
14. Ida Red ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
15. Holler ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
16. Cumberland Gap ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
17. Wake Up, Jacob [Cowboy's Gettin'-Up Holler] [Morning Grub Holler] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
18. Sweet Betsy from Pike [Betsy from Pike] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
19. Buffalo Skinners [the Buffalo Range] [the Range of the Buffalo] [Boggy Creek] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
20. Whiskey, Rye Whiskey [Jack O'Diamonds] [Clinch Mountain] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
21. Stewball [Skewball] [Molly and Tenbrooks] [Stuball] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
22. Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along, Little Dogies [Git Along, Little Dogies] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
23. Strawberry Roan - (previously unreleased) ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
24. Jay Gould's Daughter [Kassie Jones] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
25. Play-Party ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
26. I Never Will Marry [the Damsel's Lament] [Down by the Sea-Shore] [One Day as I Rambled] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
27. Riflemen of Bennington [the Bennington Riflemen] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
28. Kingdom Coming (Year of Jubilo) [the Year of Jubilo] [Jubilo] [Lincoln's Gunboats] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
29. Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase [Bear Hunt] [Bear Chase] ~ Pete Seeger (Folk Singer)
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Adapter: John A. Lomax.
Muze PNote Personnel: Pete Seeger (vocals, 12-string guitar, banjo).
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Guy Logsdon; Jeff Place; Pete Seeger .
Muze PNote Recording information: New York, NY.
Muze PNote Editors: Peter Seitel; Carla Borden; Jacob Love.
Muze PNote Introduction bys: Guy Logsdon; Jeff Place.
Muze PNote Photographer: David Gahr.
Muze PNote Translator: Oscar Brand.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Texas Gladden; Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; Huddie Ledbetter; John A. Lomax; John Jacob Niles; Marion Hicks.
Muze PNote Originally released between 1957 and 1962, Pete Seeger's five-volume series, AMERICAN FAVORITE BALLADS, brought the nascent folk revival into the cultural mainstream and acted as a cultural history lesson for countless Americans seeking to explore the origins of American musical traditions. Seeger has a colossal legacy as a folk singer, storyteller, and social historian, and these recordings form the bedrock of his remarkably influential career. The traditional material that Seeger records here, including songs like the murder ballad "Frankie and Johnny," Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene," and the country gospel standard "Farther Along," would serve as inspiration to future frontrunners in the folk movement such as the Kingston Trio and Joan Baez. At a time when American folk traditions were underappreciated and sparsely documented, Seeger's recordings functioned as a much-needed jolt to America's collective memory.

Producer: Guy Logsdon (Compilation); Jeff Place (Compilation)

Engineer: Norman van der Sluys

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Cowboy Songs On Folkways
Muze Music Compilations Don't Mourn-Organize!-Songs Of
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Folksingers Of 60's
Muze Music Compilations Newport Broadside-Newport Folk
Muze Music Compilations Sing For Freedom
Muze Music Compilations Part 1-Folk Music-At Newport
Muze Music Compilations That's Why We're Marching-Worl
Muze Music Compilations Vanguard Newport Folk Festival
Muze Music Compilations Child's Celebration Of Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Smithsonian Folkways-American
Muze Music Compilations Songs Of Pete Seeger
Muze Music Compilations Smithsonian Folkways Children'
Muze Music Compilations Folk Hits Of The Sixties
Muze Music Compilations Folk Duets
Muze Music Compilations Southern Country Gospel
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations Vanguard: roots Of Folk
Muze Music Compilations Let Freedom Ring-This Land Is Your La (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Child's Celebration Of Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Classic Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Cellabration
Muze Music Compilations Classic Railroad Songs From Smithsoni
Muze Music Compilations Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian
Muze Music Compilations Classic Protest Songs From Smithsonia
Muze Music Compilations Pickin Grinnin:great Folk Songs F
Muze Music Compilations Note Of Hope:celebration Of Woody Gut
Muze Music Compilations Which Side Are You On
Muze Music Compilations Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Muze Music Compilations Occupy This Album
Muze Music Compilations Folk Legends
Muze Music Compilations Portrait Of Dylan:influences 1969-70
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Broadside 1962-88
Muze Music Compilations Classic Banjo From Smithsonian Folkwa
Muze Music Compilations Many Hands:family Music For Haiti

Associated Artists and Works

Hamilton, Frank
Leadbelly
Memphis Slim
Tomorrow's Children ~ Rivertown Kids
Seeger, Mike
The Song Swappers
Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete ~ Various Artists
Wyatt, Lorre
A More Perfect Union [Digipak] ~ Wyatt, Lorre

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/21/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : SFWCD 40155
Music Label Name Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 5
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093074015520

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.74)
- 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Seeger] invests each tune with his cheeky spirit....Seeger steps aside and lets the songs shine."

Dirty Linen (p.52)
- "[T]he repertoire is far-ranging, including cowboy ballads, British folk songs, country standards, blues tunes, patriotic ditties, railroad songs, spirituals -- virtually anything that could easily be sung in a group setting..."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Seeger,Pete
Product attributeLabel:   Folkways
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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