This collection serves as your window to a time when folk music was as much (or more) of a fixture on the pop charts as rock 'n' roll.
These tracks were all once major hits or became standards in their own right or both. Some have been forgotten, some were reviled by purists at the time of their release and some can still be heard on oldies stations (or around campfires) to this day. But taken together, they reveal the glorious elasticity of the folk idiom, while refuting the notion that all great folk music must necessarily be politically oriented.
If these tracks don't put a smile on your face, you must have been suckled by a lemon.