Peddler's Pack: A Collection of Early Colonial Songs
Educator and minstrel Jim Douglas performs 18 songs that tell stories of America’s early history. Many focus on New England—for example, “Plymouth Colony,” “Cape Cod Shanty,” “Maple Sweet,” and “Revolutionary Tea.” Other songs provide lively accounts of hunting, farming, crafts trades, and the Connecticut peddler trying to sell his wares. The best-known track is the popular children’s folk song “Froggie Would A-Wooing Go,” better known as “Froggy Went a Courtin’.” Douglas is accompanied by fiddler Betty Raynor, tin whistlers Jan Domler and Tom Callinan, hammered dulcimer player Ann Mayo Muir, and singer Joan Sprung.
A brief biography of Douglas followed by lyrics and background information are contained in the liner notes. Jim Douglas may also be heard on Yankee Notions (FW32320).
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