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Darling Corey/Goofing-Off Suite

  • 1. John Riley
    2. Risselty
    3. Devilish Mary
    4. Come All Fair Maids
    5. East Virginia Blues
    6. I Had a Wife
    7. Skillet Good and Greasy
    8. Darling Corey
    9. Four Banjo Pieces
    10. Jam on Jerry's Rocks
    11. Penny's Farm
    12. Danville Girl
    13. Get Along Little Dogies
    14. Opening Theme
    15. Cindy
    16. Blue Skies
    17. Girl I Left Behind Me, The
    18. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
    19. Duet From Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
    20. Chorale From Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
    21. Russian Folk Themes and Yodel
    22. Anitra's Dance / Brandy Leave Me Alone
    23. Opening Theme - (Reprise)
    24. Mexican Blues
    25. Time's a-Getting Hard
    26. Empty Pocket Blues
    27. Sally My Dear
    28. Oh! Liza, Poor Gal
    29. Sally Ann
    30. Woody's Rag
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40018

  • Credits

    2 LPs on 1 CD: DARLING COREY (1950)/GOOFING-OFF SUITE (1955).
    Producer: Moses Asch.
    Reissue producers: Anthony Seeger, Matt Walters.
    Recorded in 1950. Includes liner notes by Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger & Anthony Seeger.
    Combined on one CD in 1993 after decades of near-total obscurity, DARLING COREY and GOOFING-OFF SUITE were originally released by Folkways Records in the short-lived 10" LP format. 1950's DARLING COREY is one of Seeger's most purely musicological recordings, collecting a number of traditional Appalachian and Southern folk melodies and songs, played in the traditional style. The rollicking "Skillet Good and Greasy" and the wistful title track are standouts, as is the instrumental showcase "Four Banjo Pieces."
    In contrast, 1955's GOOFING-OFF SUITE finds Seeger in a more progressive mood, creating world music decades before that term was invented by combining traditional guitar and banjo with themes from Bach, Beethoven, and the sort of Russian folk tunes that inspired Tchaikovsky. His acoustic variations on Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" are particularly impressive. Together, these two albums showcase Seeger's immense range.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (9/93, p.103) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Few people have planted ideas like [Pete Seeger] and have seen their ideas blossom so frequently..."
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