Well, with a name like that this album
has to be good right? While it may not be the most intellectually challenging music I've ever listened to, it's notable for its connection to The Beach Boys (Have you guessed I'm a fan of them yet?). Released in 1964 the album is a country and folk flavored collection of mostly established folk songs with a few originals thrown in there. This was recorded just before Campbell replaced Brian Wilson on tour after Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown in late '64. Strengthening this connection are the presence of two notables. Hal Blaine on drums (Who, along with Campbell was a noted Beach Boys session musician), and Co-Producer A&R Man Nick Venet, who signed The Beach Boys to the Capitol Label, and was credited as producer on their first two albums before Wilson officially took the reins of production. Before landing his gig at Capitol, Venet worked at Bud Shank's label, World Pacific. Welcome to the vast web of connections in Los Angeles during the 60's.
There's a nice write up on the album at All Music Guide
Personnel for the album:
12-String Guitar: Glen Campbell
Bass: Carl Tandburg, Chip Douglas
Drums: Donny Cotton, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer
Banjo: Roy Clark
Also of note, looking at the back cover, whoever owned this record previously held an interest in banjoist Roy Clark. Astute fan, or personal aquaintance? I guess we'll never know.
Note: My record of this isn't exactly in the greatest shape, but I did what I could with it.
01 - Lonesome Twelve
02 - Puff (The Magic Dragon)
03 - The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
04 - Blowin' In The Wind
05 - 500 Miles (Away From Home)
06 - Walkin' Down The Line
07 - 12-String Special
08 - Green Green
09 - Wimoweh
10 - Bull Durham
11 - La Bamba
12 - This Land Is Your Land