Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Weavers - The Best of The Weavers (1959)

How about listening to some familiar folk songs tonight? Here's an album I forgot I had - and it's got some great songs that you can sing-along to! You may even remember learning a couple of these in elementary school, and hearing a couple of others in versions recorded by the Beach Boys. It's a good album that takes their (The Weavers) biggest hits from the Decca years.

On this record the quartet is comprised of blues and ballad soloists Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman, the youngest members; Pete Seeger, whose considerable research knowledge of folk music, styles and instruments has been invaluable to the group; and Lee Hays, the senior member, and a former preacher, school teacher, fiction writer, and highly skilled singer and arranger.

Track listing from The Best of The Weavers:

Side 1:
1. Goodnight Irene
2. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
3. So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh)
4. Old Paint (Ride Along Little Dogies)
5. Around the Corner (Beneath the Berry Tree)
6. Wimoweh

Side 2:
1. On Top of Old Smokey
2. The Wreck of the John B
3. Midnight Special
4. The Roving Kind
5. Lonesome Traveler
6. When the Saints Go Marching In

Here are The Weavers singing "So Long":


Media Relations Unit - DOH said...

can i have the link for this please. many thanks

Esther said...

Unfortunately I lost all my backups/links when the MU website was shut down a couple of months ago. At this time, I do not plan to re-up any of those albums as it would just take too much time (too many records).

Please do keep visiting as I still have more of my record collection to share!