- Album name: (Ten) Years Together: The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary
- Group name: Peter, Paul and Mary
- Year: 1970
- Number of discs: one disc / two sides
- Collection: Selman
Level of familiarity before listening
Peter, Paul and Mary were one of my mother’s favorite groups when she was growing up, so I think I heard them a lot when I was very young. In particular, I remember listening to Puff (The Magic Dragon) more than a few times because my younger brother had a stuffed dragon toy that he was somehow tricked into naming “Puff.”
What I expected
Folk hits from the 1960s
What it was actually like
Folk hits from the 1960s!
I definitely didn’t know all of the songs, like Lemon Tree, but it was great to hear I Dig Rock and Roll Music for maybe the first time in decades. I also didn’t remember how great a song If I Had a Hammer is!
500 Miles was a highlight – I’ve always considered it a great country song and don’t think I ever knew that Peter, Paul and Mary recorded it.
Listening to this record was awesome.