NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS '50 Years'

NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS '50 Years'

  • $35.00


This 3-CD set that includes some 80 tunes and songs is a wonderful retrospective of, and tribute to, a fine and very important band that has had an extensive influence on the Old-Time, Bluegrass, and American music scene in general (Bob Dylan is among those who credit the NLCR for inspiration). Starting some 50 years ago, and learning from old 78s as well as visits with surviving musicians of the “golden Age” of commercial recordings, this trio (Mike Seeger, John Cohen & Tom Paley—later Tracy Schwarz) introduced a generation of urban listeners to the treasures of old-time rural American music. Importantly, they showed a real respect for the music, as well as a love for songs and tunes that others might have seen as merely “quaint”. They made over a dozen LP albums for the Folkways label of Mo Asch, from which this set was compiled. Although at first the CD-sized package looks not very imposing, on opening the set one sees a very nicely done job of arranging and presenting this collection: There are 3 CDs, and each disc has its own 24 to 40-page booklet of notes, the first two annotated by Jon Pankake and the third by Ray Allen. About half of the third disc is devoted to artists whom the NLCR discovered or helped popularize, people like Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb, Cousin Emmy, Eck Robertson, Kilby Snow, Sara & Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotton, Tom Ashley and the Balfa Brothers. Hats off to everyone connected with this superb project—it’s a beauty!.

Artists:

  • NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS
  • DOCK BOGGS
  • ROSCOE HOLCOMB
  • TOM ASHLEY
  • MAYBELLE CARTER
  • ELIZABETH COTTON
  • ECK ROBERTSON
  • COUSIN EMMY
  • REVERED GARY DAVIS
  • KILBY SNOW
  • DILLARD CHANDLER
  • DELLIE NORTON
  • BALFA BROTHERS

Track Listing:

  • DISC ONE:
  • COLORED ARISTOCRACY
  • HOPALONG PETER
  • DON’T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN
  • WHEN FIRST UNTO THIS COUNTRY
  • SALES TAX ON WOMEN
  • RABBIT CHASE
  • LEAVIN’ HOME
  • HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE?
  • FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT’S BACK AGAIN
  • I TRULY UNDERSTAND YOU LOVE ANOTHER MAN
  • THE OLD FISH SONG
  • THE BATTLESHIP OF MAINE
  • NO DEPRESSION IN HEAVEN
  • DALLAS RAG
  • BILL MORGAN AND HIS GAL
  • FLY AROUND MY PRETTY LITTLE MISS
  • THE LADY OF CARLISLE
  • BROWN’S FERRY BLUES
  • MY LONG JOURNEY HOME
  • TALKING HARD LUCK
  • THE TEETOTALS
  • SAL GOT A MEATSKIN
  • RAILROAD BLUES
  • ON SOME FOGGY MOUNTAINTOP
  • MY SWEET FARM GIRL
  • CROW BLACK CHICKEN
  • DISC TWO:
  • JOHN BROWN’S DREAM
  • RIDING ON THAT TRAIN 45
  • THE TITANIC
  • DON’T GET TROUBLE IN YOUR MIND
  • COWBOY WALTZ
  • SHUT UP THE MIONES OF COAL CREEK
  • PRIVATE JOHN Q
  • OLD JOHNNY BUCKER WOULDN’T DO
  • I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A RAMBLER
  • AUTOMOBILE TRIP THROUGH ALABAMA
  • WHO KILLED POOR ROBIN?
  • MY WIFE DIED ON SATURDAY NIGHT
  • LITTLE SATCHEL
  • BLACK BOTTOM STRUT
  • THE CAT’S GOT THE MEASLES, THE DOG’S GOT THE WHOOPING COUGH
  • DEAR OKIE
  • SMOKETOWN STRUT
  • THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DREADFUL SNAKE
  • FISHING CREEK BLUES
  • ‘31 DEPRESSION BLUES
  • BLACK JACK DAISY
  • VICTORY RAG
  • THE LITTLE CARPENTER
  • ON OUR TURPENTINE FARM
  • PARLEZ-NOUS A BOIRE
  • VALSE DU BAMBOEHEUR
  • OLD JOE BONE
  • DISC THREE:
  • COLORED ARISTOCRACY
  • CLUCK OLD HEN
  • YOUNG EMILY
  • GOING DOWN THE RIVER
  • BILLY GRIMES THE ROVER
  • PRETTY LITTLE MISS
  • DARK AND STORMY WEATHER
  • SIOUX INDIANS
  • MOONSHINER
  • LONG LONESOME ROAD
  • COTTON EYED JOE
  • NEW WHITE HOUSE BLUES
  • MILWAUKEE BLUES
  • POOR OLD DIRT FARMER
  • CADY HILL
  • I BELONG TO THE BAND
  • FREIGHT TRAIN
  • I’M LEAVING YOU
  • WALKING BOSS
  • MOTHER’S ADVICE
  • HILLS OF MEXICO
  • GALAX RAG
  • SAY OLD MAN, CAN YOU PLAY A FIDDLE?
  • AWAKE, AWAKE
  • BOWLING GREEN
  • MADELINE FISHING CREEK BLUES
  • SALLY IN THE GARDEN