Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5 (5-CD Box Set)

American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5 (5-CD Box
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: October 21, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Entertainment 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..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • $0.99 on iTunes1.Barbara Allen [Barb'ry Ellen] [Barbara Ellen]
  • $0.99 on iTunes2.Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn [A Lazy Farmer Boy] [Lazy Man] [the Young Man Who Wouldn't Raise Corn]
  • $0.99 on iTunes3.Midnight Special
  • $0.99 on iTunes4.House of the Rising Sun [Rising Sun Blues] [Rounder's Luck]
  • $0.99 on iTunes5.Careless Love [Careless Blues] [Loveless Love] [Reckless Love]
  • $0.99 on iTunes6.Oh, What a Beautiful City
  • $0.99 on iTunes7.Poor Boy [Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot (Or Feet)?] [Green Valley Waltz] [Storms Are on the Ocean]
  • $0.99 on iTunes8.Sally Ann [Sandy Land]
  • $0.99 on iTunes9.The Riddle Song [I Gave My Love a Cherry] [Captain Walker's Courtship]
  • $0.99 on iTunes10.Go Tell Aunt Rhody [the Old Gray Goose] [the Old Grey Goose Is Dead] [Go Tell Aunt Tabby] [Go Tell Aunt Nancy]
  • $0.99 on iTunes11.The Water Is Wide [Waly, Waly] [the Brisk Young Lover] [Down in the Meadow]
  • $0.99 on iTunes12.The Fox [the Fox and His Wife] [the Fox and the Grey Goose] [Old Miss Flipper Flopper]
  • $0.99 on iTunes13.The Keeper and the Doe [the Keeper] [Hey Down, Hoe Down]
  • $0.99 on iTunes14.Pretty Polly [the Gosport Tragedy] [the Cruel Ship's Carpenter] [the Ship Carpenter] [the Ghost Ship]
  • $0.99 on iTunes15.Jesse James [the Death of Jesse James] [the Life and Death of Jesse James]
  • $0.99 on iTunes16.Stagolee [Stackolee] [Stagger Lee] [Stack Lee]
  • $0.99 on iTunes17.Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair [Black, Black, Black]
  • $0.99 on iTunes18.Camptown Races [Gwine to Run All Night]
  • $0.99 on iTunes19.Blow the Man Down
  • $0.99 on iTunes20.Froggie Went a Courtin' [the Frog and Mouse] [the Frog He Would a Wooing Go] [the Frog's Courtship] [King Kong Kitchie K
  • $0.99 on iTunes21.I Had a Rooster (Barnyard Song) [the Barnyard Song] [My Little Rooster] [I Love My Rooster] [Green Berry Tree]
  • $0.99 on iTunes22.Putting on the Style
  • $0.99 on iTunes23.The Farmer's Curst Wife [the Farmer's Old Wife] [the Devil and the Farmer's Wife] [the Old Lady and the Devil]
  • $0.99 on iTunes24.Hard Travelin'
  • $0.99 on iTunes25.Alabama Bound [Don't You Leave Me Here]
  • $0.99 on iTunes26.Wimoweh [the Lion Sleeps Tonight]
  • $0.99 on iTunes27.Dink's Song [Dink's Blues] [Nora's Dove] [Fare Thee Well]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • $0.99 on iTunes1.Gypsy Davy [Raggle-Taggle Gypsies] [the Gypsy Laddie] [Whistling Gypsy] [Black Jack Davy (Davie)]
  • $0.99 on iTunes2.Deep Blue Sea
  • $0.99 on iTunes3.New River Train [Darlin'] [I'll Be on That New Road Someday] [Green River Train] [Riding on That New River Train]
  • $0.99 on iTunes4.St. James Hospital [the Unfortunate Rake] [Gambler's Blues] [Streets of Laredo]
  • $0.99 on iTunes5.E-Ri-E Canal [Erie Canal] [the E-Ri-E Was Rising] [the Canal Boat Song]
  • $0.99 on iTunes6.St. Louis Blues
  • $0.99 on iTunes7.Boll Weevil [Boll Weevil Song] [Boll Weevil Blues] [Mississippi Boweavil Blues] [Boll Weevil and Farmer] [Looking for a
  • $0.99 on iTunes8.The Girl I Left Behind [Brighton Camp] [Regimental Song of the 7th Infantry] [the Gal I Left Behind Me] [That Pretty Little
  • $0.99 on iTunes9.When I First Came to This Land
  • $0.99 on iTunes10.The Titanic [When That Great Ship Went Down] [the Sinking of the Titanic] [the Great Titanic]
  • $0.99 on iTunes11.El-A-Noy [Illinois] [the Plains of Illinois] [the State of Illinois] [State of El-A-Noy]
  • $0.99 on iTunes12.Lady of Carlysle [in Carlysle There Lived a Lady] [the Bold Lieutenant] [Down in Carlisle]
  • $0.99 on iTunes13.My Good Man [My Good Old Man] [Three Nights Drunk] [Four Nights Drunk] [Seven Nights Drunk] [Drunkard's Sp
  • $0.99 on iTunes14.Golden Vanity [the Lowlands Low] [the Lonesome Sea Ballad] [the Sweet Trinity]
  • $0.99 on iTunes15.Ain't It a Shame [Ain't Dat a Shame] [Bill Bailey, Ain't That a Shame]
  • $0.99 on iTunes16.Swanee River [Way Down Upon the Swanee River]
  • $0.99 on iTunes17.Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child [Motherless Child]
  • $0.99 on iTunes18.The Boys from County Mayo [Shamrock]
  • $0.99 on iTunes19.No Irish Need Apply
  • $0.99 on iTunes20.Paddy Works on the Railroad [Fillimeeooreay] [Pat Works on the Railway] [Paddy Works on the Railway] [Paddy on the Railw
  • $0.99 on iTunes21.Arkansas Traveler [Arkansaw Traveler] [the Original Arkansas Traveler]
  • $0.99 on iTunes22.When I Was Single [When I Was Single, My Pockets Would Jingle] [I Wish I Was Single Again] [Single Girl] [the Drunkard's
  • $0.99 on iTunes23.Wond'rous Love
  • $0.99 on iTunes24.Ground Hog [Groun' Hog] [Old Ground Hog]
  • $0.99 on iTunes25.Old Blue [Go on Blue] [Old Dog Blue]
  • $0.99 on iTunes26.She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
  • $0.99 on iTunes27.Erie Canal [My Gal Sal] [Low Bridge] [Everybody Down] [Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal] [Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • $0.99 on iTunes1.Banks of the Ohio [the Banks of the O. B. D.] [Down Beside the Ohio] [Down on the Banks of the Ohio] [Miss Julie]
  • $0.99 on iTunes2.You Are My Sunshine
  • $0.99 on iTunes3.Hallelujah, I'm a Bum [Hallelujah, Bum Again] [Hallelujah on the Bum]
  • $0.99 on iTunes4.The Foggy Dew [the Foggy, Foggy Dew] [the Bugaboo]
  • $0.99 on iTunes5.Molly Malone [in Dublin's Fair City]
  • $0.99 on iTunes6.Old Maid's Song [Take Me out of Pity] [Don't Let Me Die an Old Maid] [the Black Chimney Sweeper]
  • $0.99 on iTunes7.Oh, How He Lied [the Deceiver] [He Told Her He Loved Her] [the Villain and the Maiden]
  • $0.99 on iTunes8.Where the Old Allegheny and the Monongahela Flow
  • $0.99 on iTunes9.Leatherwing Bat [the Bird Song] [the Birds' Courting Song] [the Birds' Conversation]
  • $0.99 on iTunes10.Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier [Shule Aroon] [Shule Agrah] [Buttermilk Hill]
  • $0.99 on iTunes11.Farther Along
  • $0.99 on iTunes12.Go Down, Moses
  • $0.99 on iTunes13.All My Trials
  • $0.99 on iTunes14.Monsieur Banjo [Michie Banjo] [Mister Banjo] [Mister Banjo - Look at the Dandy]
  • $0.99 on iTunes15.No More Auction Block [Many Thousand Go]
  • $0.99 on iTunes16.Hole in the Bucket [the Bucket Song] [Jug Hot en Loch, Der] [Leiwer Heindrich]
  • $0.99 on iTunes17.What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor [the Drunken Sailor] (Early in the Morning) [Hooray an' Up She Rises]
  • $0.99 on iTunes18.Army Life [Gee, But I Want to Go Home] [I Don't Want No More Army]
  • $0.99 on iTunes19.Blue Mountain Lake [the Bells of Long Lake] [Come All Ye Good Fellers]
  • $0.99 on iTunes20.Lady Margaret [Lady Margaret and Sweet William] [Fair Margaret and Sweet William] [Fair Margaret's Misfortune]
  • $0.99 on iTunes21.John Hardy [Johnny Hard] [John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man] [Johnny Harty]
  • $0.99 on iTunes22.Johnson [the Three Butchers] [the Two Butchers] [Young Butcher Boy]
  • $0.99 on iTunes23.John Riley [Pretty Fair Maid] [the Broken Token] [as I Walked out Some Summer's Morning]
  • $0.99 on iTunes24.Washer Lad [Four Pence a Day]
  • $0.99 on iTunes25.Talking Blues [the Original Talking Blues]
  • $0.99 on iTunes26.Lolly Too Dum [the Fit Comes on Me Now] [I Must and I Will Get Married Now]
  • $0.99 on iTunes27.T. B. Blues
  • $0.99 on iTunes28.Summertime [Summertime an' the Livin' Is Easy]

Tracks on Disc 5:

Product Description:

Adapter: John A. Lomax.
Personnel: Pete Seeger (vocals, 12-string guitar, banjo).
Liner Note Authors: Guy Logsdon; Jeff Place; Pete Seeger .
Recording information: New York, NY.
Editors: Peter Seitel; Carla Borden; Jacob Love.
Introduction bys: Guy Logsdon; Jeff Place.
Photographer: David Gahr.
Translator: Oscar Brand.
Arrangers: Texas Gladden; Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; Huddie Ledbetter; John A. Lomax; John Jacob Niles; Marion Hicks.
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.

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