Playin' Favorites

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Playin' Favorites
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Studio album by Don McLean
Released October 1973
Genre Rock
Label United Artists
Producer Ed Freeman
Don McLean chronology
Don McLean
(1972)Don McLean1972
Playin' Favorites
Homeless Brother
(1974)Homeless Brother1974
Singles from Playin' Favorites
  1. "Everyday[1]"
    Released: 23 March 1973
  2. "Mountains O' Mourne[2]"
    Released: 19 October 1973
  3. "Fool's Paradise[3]"
    Released: December 1973
  4. "Sitting on Top of the World[4]"
    Released: 1974

Playin' Favorites is an album by American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released in 1973. It was re-issued by BGO Records in 1995. [5][6][7]

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Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Bo Carter, Little Walter)
  2. "Living With the Blues" (Ruth McGhee)
  3. "Mountains O' Mourne" (Percy French)
  4. "Fool's Paradise" (Sonny LeGlaire, Horace Linsley, Norman Petty)
  5. "Love O' Love"
  6. Medley: "Bill Cheetham/Old Joe Clark"

Side B[edit]

  1. "Everyday" (Charles Hardin, Norman Petty) "Glen D. Hardin" was incorrectly listed on some labels as the songwriter.
  2. "Ancient History" (Irene Stanton, Wayne Walker)
  3. "Over the Mountains" (Irene Stanton, Wayne Walker)
  4. "Lovesick Blues" (Cliff Friend, Irving Mills)
  5. "New Mule Skinner Blues" (Jimmie Rodgers, George Vaughn)
  6. "Happy Trails" (Dale Evans)


  • Steve Berg – guitar (tracks A1–A2, B4–B5)
  • Dave Bromberg – dobro (track B1)
  • Buzzy Feiten – tambourine (track A2), guitar (tracks A2, A4)
  • John Hughey – pedal steel (track B2)
  • Neil Larsen – keyboard (track A4), piano (tracks A3, B1)
  • Chuck Leavell – piano (tracks A1–A2, B2, B4–B5)
  • Tony Levin – bass (tracks A3–A4, B1–B2)
  • Danny Manselino – percussion (track A2)
  • Rick Marotta – drums (tracks A1–A2, B2, B4–B5)
  • Don McLean – guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Frank Orsini – fiddle (tracks A1, B5)
  • Rob Rothstein – bass (tracks A1, B4–B5), vocals (tracks A1, B3, B5)
  • Johnny Sandlin – percussion(tracks A1, B5)
  • Russ Savakus – bass violin (tracks A1–A2, B5)
  • Frank Wakefield – mandolin (tracks A1, A6, B4–B6), vocals (tracks A1, B3, B5)
  • Ronnie Zito – tambourine (track B1), banjo( track A4)
  • Mike Mainieri – marimba (track A4)
  • Albertine Robinson – background vocals (track A2)
  • Maretha Stewart – background vocals (track A2)
  • Tasha Thomas – background vocals (track A2)
  • Ed Freeman – producer
  • Frank Hubach – engineer (tracks A2–B3, B6), remixer
  • Jim Reeves – engineer (tracks A1, B4–B5)