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Goofing-Off Suite

Goofing-Off Suite

2018 vinyl reissue remastered from the original 1955 master tapes, packaged in classic Folkways-style tip-on jackets with original liner notes.

Originally issued as a 10-inch album in 1955, Goofing-Off Suite finds Pete Seeger playing a mix of classical, popular, and folk music. Side 1 of the recording includes five classical music themes adapted by Seeger for banjo. In the liner notes, Seeger urges musicians to swipe music from different genres to break down musical barriers and expand musical horizons. Side 2 is Seeger playing a more familiar repertoire of traditional folk music on banjo, guitar, and chalil (flute) (“Sally My Dear”).

The vinyl reissue of Goofing-Off Suite includes Pete Seeger’s liner notes and is part of Folkways Records’ 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label.

We are offering the vinyl reissue of American Banjo: Tunes and Songs in Scruggs Style, Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player, and Pete Seeger Goofing-Off Suite as a Vinyl Bundle with Bonus Folkways Slipmat.

Track Listing

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Goofing-Off Suite: Theme Pete Seeger 1:09
102
Cindy Pete Seeger 0:54
103
Blue Skies Pete Seeger 2:23
104
The Girl I Left Behind Me Pete Seeger 1:13
105
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Pete Seeger 1:00
106
Duet from Beethoven's 7th Symphony Pete Seeger 2:04
107
Chorale from Beethoven's 9th Symphony Pete Seeger 1:24
108
Russian Folk Themes and Yodel Pete Seeger 2:10
109
Anitra's Dance / Brandy Leave Me Alone Pete Seeger 1:48
110
Opening Theme (Reprise) Pete Seeger 1:15
111
The Mexican Blues Pete Seeger 1:57
112
Time's A-Getting Hard Pete Seeger 2:20
113
Barrel of Money Blues Pete Seeger 1:29
114
Sally My Dear Pete Seeger 3:29
115
Oh, Liza, Poor Gal Pete Seeger 1:44
116
Sally Ann Pete Seeger 1:26
117
Woody's Rag Pete Seeger 1:27

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