MIKE SEEGER 'Southern Banjo Songs'
This is a lovely package in which collector/historian/performer Seeger presents an impressive array of banjo songs, styles, tunes, and tunings, all beautifully documented in a 24-page booklet that includes an extra 6-page full-color supplement of pictures of all of the 20-odd banjos used in making this album. There are 26 pieces played here, most of them true classics from the rural American tradition, and Seeger does a nice job in playing them as well as explaining what he is doing in the comprehensive notes. Good listening, and a wonderful place to pick up some great tunes. LOST GANDER, DOWN SOUTH BLUES, COME MY LITTLE PINK, WABASH BLUES, LAST OF CALLHAN, LADY GAY, LITTLE BIRDIE, GOT NO SILVER NOR GOLD, WE'RE UP AGAINST IT NOW, NEEDLECASE, ROLL ON JOHN, etc.