Once "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" began climbing up the charts, Gale Garnett had to record her debut album, My Kind of Folk Songs, quite quickly. Considering the pressure on Garnett to deliver a full album, the record works very well, and that shouldn't be too surprising, because the bulk of the record features versions of folk songs that are arranged like her hit. That's not a bad thing at all, because her voice and the arrangements are sweet and alluring. Garnett's original songs are a little uneven, but they have nice, memorable melodies, and they help elevate the record into a truly enjoyable experience. Collectables' 1998 reissue contains five bonus tracks: "Lovin' Place," "St. James Infirmary," "God Bless the Child," "Excuse Me Mister," and "We'll Sing in the Sunshine."
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine