USA, 1968, American folk

Peggy SeegerPeggy Alone: Whether a cappella, accompanied by her banjo, or strumming her acoustic guitar, Seeger is brilliant here, regaling the listener not only with Child Ballads but with other American folk tunes alternating between the somber and the playful. These renditions show not only the songstress’ respect for the source material but her creativity in combining a couple of the stories as well as putting her own saucy spin on the retelling.

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