American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5

American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5

by Pete SeegerPete Seeger


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Pete Seeger’s life, music, and legacy encapsulate nearly a century of American history and culture. Seeger is fresh from performing with Bruce Springsteen at the ‘We Are One’ Inauguration concert, and on the eve of his 90th birthday and high-profile New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival appearance. In his career, Seeger has immersed himself in folk music and used it, like Johnny Appleseed, to “plant the seeds of a better tomorrow in the homes across our land.” The songs in this collection of 139 American Favorite Ballads narrate tales of ordinary people and their extraordinary deeds, and show Pete at the crossroads of the past and the future putting his own stamp on America’s folk song heritage while bequeathing it to generations to come. 5 CDs, each with its own booklet of exten¬sive notes, nearly six hours of music! From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2009
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074015520
catalogNumber: 40155


Disc 1

  1. John Henry
  2. Shenandoah
  3. Blue-Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn)
  4. Black Girl
  5. Skip to My Lou
  6. The Big Rock Candy Mountain
  7. Clementine [Oh, My Darling
  8. Yankee Doodle
  9. Home on the Range
  10. John Brown's Body
  11. Goodnight, Irene
  12. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  13. Oh, Susanna
  14. Wayfaring Stranger [I'm a Poor Wayfaring Strang
  15. Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
  16. Down in the Valley
  17. The Wabash Cannon Ball
  18. On Top of Old Smoky
  19. Frankie and Johnny [Litt
  20. I Ride an Old Paint
  21. The Wreck of the Old 97
  22. Wagoner's Lad
  23. Old Dan Tucker
  24. I've Been Working on the Railroad
  25. Cielito Lindo
  26. So Long, It's Been Good to Know You (Dusty Old Dust)
  27. America the Beautiful
  28. This Land Is Your Land

Disc 2

  1. Barbara Allen
  2. Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn [the You
  3. Midnight Special
  4. House of the Rising Sun
  5. Careless Love
  6. Oh, What a Beautiful City
  7. Poor Boy [Green V
  8. Sally Ann
  9. The Riddle Song
  10. Go Tell Aunt Rhody [G
  11. The Water Is Wide
  12. The Fox [Old Miss Flipp
  13. The Keeper and the Doe
  14. Pretty Polly [the Sh
  15. Jesse James [the Life and Death of Jesse Jam
  16. Stagolee
  17. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
  18. Camptown Races
  19. Blow the Man Down
  20. Froggie Went a Courtin' [the Frog He Would a Wooin
  21. I Had a Rooster (Barnyard Song)
  22. Putting on the Style
  23. The Farmer's Curst Wife [the Devil and the Farmer's
  24. Hard Travelin'
  25. Alabama Bound
  26. Wimoweh
  27. Dink's Song

Disc 3

  1. Gypsy Davy
  2. Deep Blue Sea
  3. New River Train [Green Riv
  4. St. James Hospital [Streets of
  5. E-Ri-E Canal
  6. St. Louis Blues
  7. Boll Weevil [Mississippi Boweavi
  8. The Girl I Left Behind [Regimental Song of the 7th Infantry
  9. When I First Came to This Land
  10. The Titanic [
  11. El-A-Noy [S
  12. Lady of Carlysle
  13. My Good Man
  14. Golden Vanity [the Sweet T
  15. Ain't It a Shame
  16. Swanee River
  17. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  18. The Boys from County Mayo
  19. No Irish Need Apply
  20. Paddy Works on the Railroad
  21. Arkansas Traveler
  22. When I Was Single [I Wish
  23. Wond'rous Love
  24. Ground Hog
  25. Old Blue
  26. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
  27. Erie Canal [Fifteen Miles on

Disc 4

  1. Banks of the Ohio [D
  2. You Are My Sunshine
  3. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  4. The Foggy Dew
  5. Molly Malone
  6. Old Maid's Song [t
  7. Oh, How He Lied [the Villain
  8. Where the Old Allegheny and the Monongahela Flow
  9. Leatherwing Bat [the Birds'
  10. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier [Buttermilk H
  11. Farther Along
  12. Go Down, Moses
  13. All My Trials
  14. Monsieur Banjo [Mister Banjo - Look at th
  15. No More Auction Block
  16. Hole in the Bucket [Leiwer Hei
  17. What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor (Early in
  18. Army Life
  19. Blue Mountain Lake
  20. Lady Margaret [Fair Margaret and Swee
  21. John Hardy [Johnn
  22. Johnson
  23. John Riley [as I Walked out Some
  24. Washer Lad
  25. Talking Blues
  26. Lolly Too Dum [I Must and I Will Get Married
  27. T. B. Blues
  28. Summertime

Disc 5

  1. Trail to Mexico
  2. Red River Valley
  3. Old Joe Clark
  4. St. James Infirmary [Gamble
  5. Green County Bachelor [Lane
  6. Ox Driver's Song
  7. Buffalo Gals
  8. Joe Bowers
  9. Texian Boys
  10. My Sweetheart Is a Mule in the Mines
  11. Johnny Gray [Blow Ye Winds of Morni
  12. Cowboy Yodel
  13. Sioux Indians
  14. Ida Red
  15. Holler
  16. Cumberland Gap
  17. Wake Up, Jacob
  18. Sweet Betsy from Pike
  19. Buffalo Skinners [Boggy
  20. Whiskey, Rye Whiskey
  21. Stewball
  22. Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along, Little Dogies
  23. Strawberry Roan
  24. Jay Gould's Daughter
  25. Play-Party
  26. I Never Will Marry [One D
  27. Riflemen of Bennington
  28. Kingdom Coming (Year of Jubilo) [Lincoln'
  29. Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Seeger   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Uncle Dave Macon   Composer
Oscar Brand   Composer,translation
Woody Guthrie   Composer
John Jacob Niles   Arranger
Pete Seeger   Composer,Liner Notes
W.C. Handy   Composer
George Wright   Composer
Daniel Decatur Emmett   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ronnie Gilbert   Composer
Lee Hays   Composer
Fred Hellerman   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Arranger,Composer
John A. Lomax   Arranger,Adaptation
Harry McClintock   Composer
Jeff Place   Liner Notes,Introduction,Annotation
Henry Clay Work   Composer
Jean-Jacques Rousseau   Arranger
Guy Logsdon   Liner Notes,Introduction,Annotation
Henry Whitter   Composer
David Gahr   Cover Photo
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Solomon Linda   Composer
Gitz Rice   Composer
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer
Curley Fletcher   Composer
Marion Hicks   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Texas Gladden   Arranger
Cortez   Composer
Julia Ward Howe   Composer
Brewster M. Higley   Composer
Charles W. Noell   Composer
W. Willis   Composer
S. a. Ward   Composer
P. Montrose   Composer
M. Willis   Composer
John F. Poole   Composer
G. Rice   Composer
F. J. Lewey   Composer
D. E. Kelley   Composer
C. Bouchillion   Composer
B. Higley   Composer
Alexander Means   Composer
K. L. Bates   Composer
John Allison   Composer
Thomas S. Allen   Composer
C. Mitchell   Composer
Q. Mendoza   Composer
S. Foster   Composer
John Stone   Composer
J. Rodgers   Composer

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