"Accompanying his vocals on banjo, Seeger breathes new life into timeless chestnuts..."
1.Trail To Mexico
2.Red River Valley
3.Old Joe Clark
4.St James Infirmary
5.Green County Bachelor
6.Ox Driver's Song
10.My Sweetheart Is a Mule In the Mines
17.Wake Up, Jacob
18.Sweet Betsy From Pike
20.Whiskey, Rye Whiskey
22.Whoopie Ti-Yo-Yo, Get Along, Little Dogies
24.Jay Gould's Daughter
26.I Never Will Marry
27.Riflemen Of Bennington
28.Kingdom Coming (Year Of Jubilo)
29.Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase
Personnel: Pete Seeger (vocals, guitar, banjo).
Liner Note Authors: Guy Logsdon; Jeff Place.
Photographer: David Gahr.
Arranger: Texas Gladden.
The last volume in the five part AMERICAN FAVORITE BALLADS series, originally released in 1962, this 29-track sprint through the history of American folk music has a few familiar old favorites -- "Buffalo Gals," "I Never Will Marry" and "St James Infirmary," for example -- but largely sticks to songs known only to the most devoted folk music fans. Seeger's playing is at his most relaxed and joyful here, with his occasional tendency towards didacticism almost entirely absent.