Playin’ Favorites


  1. Sitting on Top of the World
  2. Living With the Blues
  3. Mountains O’ Mourne
  4. Fool’s Paradise
  5. Love O’ Love
  6. Medley: Bill Cheeatham/Old Joe Clark
  7. Everyday
  8. Ancient History
  9. Over the Mountains
  10. Lovesick Blues
  11. New Mule Skinner Blues
  12. Happy Trails
  • “Sitting on Top of the World” composed by Bo Carter, Little Walter
  • “Living With the Blues” composed by Ruth McGhee
  • “Mountains O’ Mourne” composed by Collisson/French
  • “Fool’s Paradise” composed by Sonny LeGlaire, Horace Linsley, Norman Petty
  • “Everyday” composed by Charles Hardin, Norman Petty
  • “Ancient History” and “Over the Mountains” composed by Irene Stanton, Wayne Walker
  • “Lovesick Blues” composed by Cliff Friend, Irving Mills
  • “New Mule Skinner Blues” composed by Jimmie Rodgers, George Vaughn
  • “Happy Trails” composed by Dale Evans
  • Produced by Ed Freeman

UNITED ARTISTS UA-LA161-F, Released October 1973 [LP]
UNITED ARTISTS UA-EA161-6, Released October 1973 [8T]
UNITED ARTISTS (FESTIVAL) L35000 (AUS), Released 1973 [LP]
BEAT GOES ON (BGO) 2779 21 2 [CD]


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  1. “Since I&#39m the first reviewer, looks like this album is a big secret. That&#39s unfortunate since it is loaded with lots of great old songs done by someone who clearly loves them. Quite the banjo picker, too. (Rated 5 out of 5)”

  2. “””Playin&#39 Favorites”” ranks as one of Don&#39s three top records, I think. (With “”Don McLean”” and “”Homeless Brother””)

    “”Love O Love”” is beautiful and it took courage back then to sing instrument-free. (Can&#39t spell accopella!)

    I find myself singing songs off this record all the time.

    It&#39s tough to find on CD (there&#39s an import), but worth the effort. (Keep an eye on e-Bay.)

    Mark C.
    (Rated 5 out of 5)”

  3. “To be honest, this is not an album which has captured my imagination whatsoever. Nice tunes, great voice, but it seems almost self-indulgent.

    Nonetheless, is Don is good. (Rated 2 out of 5)”

  4. would really like this on CD but Amazon are quoting over $100!

    if anyone knows a supplier at regular prices please let me know.

    why is it so hard to find?

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