Darling Corey/Goofing-Off Suite

Darling Corey/Goofing-Off Suite

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This reissue combines two early 1950s LPs that highlight the instrumental virtuosity of Pete Seeger. In Darling Corey, he paid homage to the mountain musicians whose banjo styles he adopted; in Goofing-Off Suite, he took the banjo into new musical territory and blazed a trail many have followed. Thirty tracks of brilliant musicianship. "Originally released as 10-inch albums...Corey and Goofing-Off Suite helped launch a generation of pickers and singers.... Grand testimony to the breadth and variety of American folk song and style.... Wonderful vintage examples of that curious mix of casual personability and determined virtuosity that have made Pete Seeger our most respected—and best liked—folk personality for over half a century." — New England Folk Almanac

Year Released 1993
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1993 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Music

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101 John Riley Pete Seeger 2:26
102 Risselty-Rosselty Pete Seeger 1:12
103 Devilish Mary Pete Seeger 1:18
104 Come All You Fair and Tender Maids Pete Seeger 2:31
105 East Virginia Pete Seeger 2:08
106 I Had a Wife Pete Seeger 0:37
107 Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy Pete Seeger 0:56
108 Darling Corey Pete Seeger 2:43
109 Four Banjo Pieces: Fly Around My Blue Eyed Girl / Cripple Creek / Ida Red / Old Joe Clark (medley) Pete Seeger 2:37
110 Jam on Jerry's Rock Pete Seeger 1:39
111 Penny's Farm Pete Seeger 1:49
112 Danville Girl Pete Seeger 1:32
113 Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies Pete Seeger 1:30
114 Goofing-Off Suite: Opening Theme Pete Seeger 1:11
115 Cindy Pete Seeger 0:57
116 Blue Skies Pete Seeger 2:25
117 The Girl I Left Behind Me Pete Seeger 1:16
118 Bach, J.S.: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Pete Seeger 1:02
119 Beethoven, Ludwig v.: Duet from Symphony No. 7 Pete Seeger 2:06
120 Beethoven, Ludwig v.: Chorale from Symphony No. 9 Pete Seeger 1:26
121 Stravinsky, Igor: Russian Folk Themes and Yodel Pete Seeger 2:12
122 Grieg, Edvard: Anitra's Dance / Brandy Leave Me Alone Pete Seeger 1:50
123 Opening Theme (Reprise) Pete Seeger 1:18
124 The Mexican Blues Pete Seeger 1:59
125 Time's A-Getting Hard Pete Seeger 2:22
126 Empty Pocket Blues (Barrel of Money Blues) Pete Seeger 1:32
127 Sally My Dear Pete Seeger 3:31
128 Oh, Liza, Poor Gal Pete Seeger 1:47
129 Sally Ann Pete Seeger 1:28
130 Woody's Rag Pete Seeger 1:29
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