's 12-string guitar paces these instrumental group arrangements of folk tunes common to the early-'60s repertoire, including "Blowin' in the Wind," "Walk Right In," "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," "Green, Green," "Tom Dooley," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Cotton Fields." Helping him out are Hal Blaine
on percussion and an additional 12-string rhythm guitar, classic guitar, five-string banjo, and upright bass. Some people might casually wonder if this isn't an early stab at folk-rock, but it isn't so. It's more like a commercial folk-pop LP that happens to have some drums and full-band arrangements. As for the music, these are easygoing, competent renditions of familiar folk songs, with good 12-string guitar playing by Strange
, but it's not a gripping LP. Probably it was just meant to cash in on the folk craze by making the tunes more accessible to some of the pop audience, and there are worse things to use as a guide if you're looking for things to play along with as you learn the 12-string guitar.