Smithsonian's Pete Seeger Box Set Out Today

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Although Seeger's music career spans decades, American Favorite Ballads will only cover his 1957-1962 recordings, when he worked with Moses Asch of Folkway Records to write the cornerstone songs of folk music. Classics like "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," Woody Guthrie's "Hard Travelin'," and Lead Belly's "House of the Rising Sun" are just a few of the Seeger-penned songs packed into the five-volume, 130-track set.