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All Music Guide - Eugene Chadbourne
An earlier review summarizes this project as being for ages three to seven, but perhaps this isn't the best target audience for such an extensive project. Above all this set should be of interest to many listeners conceptually, as it represents a labor of love that spans a generation. Brother and sister Mike and Peggy Seeger have recorded the collection of simple children's folk songs their mother, Ruth Crawford Seeger, assembled and published in the book of the same title as this set. Both collections includes dozens and dozens of songs, from the ultra-familiar "Skip to My Lou" to the futile "Scraping up Sand in the Bottom of the Sea." The big question is: Who is it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eugene Chadbourne
An earlier review summarizes this project as being for ages three to seven, but perhaps this isn't the best target audience for such an extensive project. Above all this set should be of interest to many listeners conceptually, as it represents a labor of love that spans a generation. Brother and sister Mike and Peggy Seeger have recorded the collection of simple children's folk songs their mother, Ruth Crawford Seeger, assembled and published in the book of the same title as this set. Both collections includes dozens and dozens of songs, from the ultra-familiar "Skip to My Lou" to the futile "Scraping up Sand in the Bottom of the Sea." The big question is: Who is it that is going to sit and listen to this whole thing? It is seriously pretty doubtful that most tots in the age groups listed above would get extensive use out of the three-album box or multiple-CD set, although there are individual songs that will be found appealing, no doubt. The more specifically focused collections the Seegers created for the same label or Folkways will find a more appreciative audience among children, as it is easier to see little folk enjoying one disc of all animal songs than wading through this entire morass of material. Fans of Mike Seeger's instrumental virtuosity in the old-timey music arena will also find this material a bit laid-back, since hot-shot picking wasn't the point here. (Kids would like the set better if it was, however). Librarians, music teachers, and other archivists are going to be the folks who really appreciate this collection, especially in tandem with the book. For sake of argument, the best vocal is on "Goodbye, Old Paint." Somewhere along the line the disastrous graphic decision was made to remove the charming black-and-white photo from the cover and replace it with a cheesy, folksy painting of the same scene.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1997
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661800120
  • Catalog Number: 8001
  • Sales rank: 89,915

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yonder She Comes (1:28)
  2. 2 Down Came a Lady (0:17)
  3. 3 Who's That Tapping at the Window? (0:44)
  4. 4 Such a Getting Upstairs (1:04)
  5. 5 Toodala (1:33)
  6. 6 How Old Are You? (1:24)
  7. 7 Jimmy Rose He Went to Town (0:51)
  8. 8 What Shall We Do When We Go Out? (2:11)
  9. 9 Goodbye, Julie (1:39)
  10. 10 Goodbye Old Paint (2:10)
  11. 11 Oh, Oh, the Sunshine (0:22)
  12. 12 Sweet Water Rolling (0:31)
  13. 13 The Wind Blow East (0:54)
  14. 14 Rain, Come Wet Me (0:16)
  15. 15 It Rained a Mist (1:14)
  16. 16 Rain or Shine (2:19)
  17. 17 One Cold and Frosty Morning (0:46)
  18. 18 By'm Bye (1:02)
  19. 19 Jim Along Josis (2:11)
  20. 20 There Was a Man and He Was Mad (1:45)
  21. 21 Riding in the Buggy, Miss Mary Jane (1:50)
  22. 22 Billy Barlow (2:59)
  23. 23 The Juniper Tree (1:46)
  24. 24 Old Joe Clarke (2:41)
  25. 25 Down by the Greenwood Sidey-O (1:38)
  26. 26 Roll That Brown Jug Down to Town (1:04)
  27. 27 As I Walked out One Holiday (3:05)
  28. 28 She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain (2:27)
  29. 29 Juba (0:57)
  30. 30 Run, Children, Run (1:34)
  31. 31 All Around the Kitchen (1:12)
  32. 32 I'm Going to Join the Army (1:21)
  33. 33 Scraping up Sand in the Bottom of the Sea (1:39)
  34. 34 Old Mister Rabbit (0:08)
  35. 35 Old Molly Hare (2:04)
  36. 36 Oh, John the Rabbit (0:50)
  37. 37 The Little Pig (1:44)
  38. 38 Bought Me a Cat (2:47)
  39. 39 Hop, Old Squirrel (1:05)
  40. 40 My Horses Ain't Hungry (1:31)
  41. 41 Did You Go to the Barney? (1:20)
  42. 42 Have a Little Dog (1:11)
  43. 43 Froggie Went A-Courtin' (5:40)
  44. 44 Little Bird, Little Bird (1:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot (2:10)
  2. 2 Poor Old Crow (0:49)
  3. 3 Ducks in the Millpond (1:36)
  4. 4 Jim Crack Corn (1:47)
  5. 5 Eency Weency Spider (0:21)
  6. 6 Dog Tick (0:31)
  7. 7 Whoe Built the Ark: Noah, Noah (2:05)
  8. 8 Mary Wore Her Red Dress (1:33)
  9. 9 Pretty Little Girl with the Red Dress On (2:44)
  10. 10 This Lady She Wears a Dark Green Shawl (1:10)
  11. 11 Walk Along, John (1:32)
  12. 12 Do, Do Pity My Case (1:18)
  13. 13 Hanging out the Linen Clothes (1:42)
  14. 14 Lula Gal (1:19)
  15. 15 Old Aunt Kate (1:24)
  16. 16 What Did You Have for Supper? (0:37)
  17. 17 Baby Dear (1:08)
  18. 18 Johnny, Get Your Hair Cut (1:23)
  19. 19 I Got a Letter This Morning (1:22)
  20. 20 Rose, Rose, and up She Rises (1:22)
  21. 21 What'll We Do with the Baby? (0:42)
  22. 22 Hush Little Baby (1:06)
  23. 23 Pick a Bale of Cotton (0:56)
  24. 24 This Old Hammer (2:05)
  25. 25 The Train Is A-Coming (1:43)
  26. 26 The Little Black Train (1:11)
  27. 27 When the Train Comes Along (1:26)
  28. 28 John Henry (3:10)
  29. 29 Every Monday Morning (2:02)
  30. 30 Going Down to Town (1:40)
  31. 31 Sailing in the Boat (0:55)
  32. 32 Blow Boys Blow (0:53)
  33. 33 Fire Down Below (1:07)
  34. 34 Sally Go Round the Sunshine (0:11)
  35. 35 This Old Man (2:25)
  36. 36 Skip-A to My Lou (2:58)
  37. 37 When I Was a Young Maid (0:43)
  38. 38 The Closet Key (0:42)
  39. 39 Built My Lady a Fine Brick House (0:30)
  40. 40 Where Oh Where Is Pretty Little Susie? (1:22)
  41. 41 Jingle at the Windows (0:41)
  42. 42 Adam Had Seven Sons (0:24)
  43. 43 Here Sits a Monkey (1:04)
  44. 44 Go to Sleepy (1:08)
  45. 45 Monday Morning Go to School (1:07)
  46. 46 Hush 'N' Bye (1:21)
  47. 47 Turtle Dove (1:52)
  48. 48 Mary Had a Baby (2:14)
  49. 49 Jesus Borned in Bethlea (0:59)
  50. 50 The Cherry Tree Carol (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Seeger Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Autoharp, Jew's Harp, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Hand Clapping, Hand Clapping, Quills, Autoharp (Hammered)
Ewan MacColl Vocals
Peggy Seeger Dulcimer, Banjo, Guitar, Percussion, Autoharp, Concertina, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Mike MacCall Vocals
Technical Credits
Mike Seeger Special Effects, Liner Notes
Peggy Seeger Special Effects, Liner Notes
Susan Marsh Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Traditional Composer
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