We know that the Weavers 1959 LP “Travellin’ On” had some tracks with Pete Seeger, and others with “Guest Artist” Erik Darling - suggesting that the band’s “Lucky Strike breakup”, with Pete cordially recommending his successor, was nonetheless on the sudden side.
But what became of the commercial? Was it recorded at all, and if so with which banjo picker?
Look at this - the audio must exist somewhere? …..
"In 1958 Gilbert, Hays, and Hellerman overruled Seeger about a recording a cigarette ad for a tobacco company. Seeger, opposed to the dangers of tobacco and discouraged by the group's apparent sell-out to commercial interests, decided to resign. Honoring his commitment to record the jingle, he left the group on March 3, 1958."