50 Years: Where Do You Come from, Where Do You Go?

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The New Lost City Ramblers were instrumental in bridging the gap between the young urban folk musicians of the early '60s, who embraced the form and feel of old-time American music, and the last of the great rural singers and players who had actually grown up with the music in its original incarnation. The Ramblers (John Cohen, Mike Seeger, and Tom Paley -- Tracy Schwarz replaced Paley in 1962) not only covered the songs, they also sought out and made field recordings of traditional Southern musicians like Cousin Emmy, Maybelle Carter, Eck Robertson, Roscoe Holcomb, Dock Boggs, Kilby Snow, and many others, thus preserving as well as gently tweaking and reinventing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The New Lost City Ramblers were instrumental in bridging the gap between the young urban folk musicians of the early '60s, who embraced the form and feel of old-time American music, and the last of the great rural singers and players who had actually grown up with the music in its original incarnation. The Ramblers (John Cohen, Mike Seeger, and Tom Paley -- Tracy Schwarz replaced Paley in 1962) not only covered the songs, they also sought out and made field recordings of traditional Southern musicians like Cousin Emmy, Maybelle Carter, Eck Robertson, Roscoe Holcomb, Dock Boggs, Kilby Snow, and many others, thus preserving as well as gently tweaking and reinventing old-time American string band music for a new century. This wonderful set combines two earlier collections, The Early Years: 1958-1962 (featuring the original trio) and Out Standing in Their Field, Vol. 2: 1963-1973 (featuring the later version of the group with Schwarz), with a third disc called Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?, which presents some of the field recordings NLCR did of the musicians that inspired them. The end result is a well-rounded portrait of an important and vital string band who were always careful to stay true to the intent and execution of the precious musical resource they drew from, never doing any song a disservice, and always working to create a seamless bridge between the old and the re-imagined.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074018026
  • Catalog Number: 740180
  • Sales rank: 72,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Colored Aristocracy (2:07)
  2. 2 Hopalong Peter (2:07)
  3. 3 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (2:29)
  4. 4 When First Unto This Country (2:48)
  5. 5 Sales Tax on the Women (3:16)
  6. 6 Rabbit Chase (2:33)
  7. 7 Leaving Home (3:08)
  8. 8 How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? (3:36)
  9. 9 Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again (2:21)
  10. 10 I Truly Understand You Love Another Man (2:32)
  11. 11 The Old Fish Song (4:55)
  12. 12 The Battleship of Maine (3:08)
  13. 13 No Depression in Heaven (2:59)
  14. 14 Dallas Rag (2:05)
  15. 15 Bill Morgan and His Gal (2:58)
  16. 16 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (2:32)
  17. 17 The Lady of Carlisle (3:34)
  18. 18 Brown's Ferry Blues (2:49)
  19. 19 My Long Journey Home (2:39)
  20. 20 Talking Hard Luck (2:42)
  21. 21 The Teetotals (1:02)
  22. 22 Sal Got a Meatskin (3:27)
  23. 23 Railroad Blues (2:43)
  24. 24 On Some Foggy Mountain Top (2:28)
  25. 25 My Sweet Farm Girl (2:25)
  26. 26 Crow Black Chicken (2:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 John Brown's Dream (1:34)
  2. 2 Riding on That Train (2:21)
  3. 3 The Titanic (3:00)
  4. 4 Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind (2:18)
  5. 5 Cowboy Waltz (1:52)
  6. 6 Shut Up in the Mines of Coal Creek (2:50)
  7. 7 Private John Q (2:03)
  8. 8 Old Johnny Bucker Wouldn't Do (3:03)
  9. 9 I've Always Been a Rambler (3:18)
  10. 10 Automobile Trip Through Alabama (3:17)
  11. 11 Who Killed Poor Robin? (3:54)
  12. 12 My Wife Died on Saturday Night (2:20)
  13. 13 Little Satchel (2:48)
  14. 14 Black Bottom Strut (2:11)
  15. 15 The Cat's Got the Measles, The Dog's Got the Whooping Cough (2:57)
  16. 16 Dear Okie (2:15)
  17. 17 Smoketown Strut (2:18)
  18. 18 The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake (3:32)
  19. 19 Fishing Creek Blues (2:03)
  20. 20 '31 Depression Blues (3:15)
  21. 21 Black Jack Daisy (2:32)
  22. 22 Victory Rag (2:05)
  23. 23 The Little Carpenter (2:51)
  24. 24 On Our Turpentine Farm (2:52)
  25. 25 Parlez-Nous à Boire (3:36)
  26. 26 Valse du Bambocheur (3:02)
  27. 27 Old Joe Bone (1:58)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Colored Aristocracy - The Rich Family (1:41)
  2. 2 Cluck Old Hen (1:35)
  3. 3 Young Emily (2:05)
  4. 4 Going Down the River (2:41)
  5. 5 Billy Grimes the Rover (2:28)
  6. 6 Pretty Little Miss (3:22)
  7. 7 Dark and Stormy Weather (2:27)
  8. 8 Sioux Indians (3:04)
  9. 9 Moonshiner (3:10)
  10. 10 Long Lonesome Road (2:58)
  11. 11 Cotton Eyed Joe (3:17)
  12. 12 New White House Blues (2:44)
  13. 13 Milwaukee Blues (2:34)
  14. 14 Poor Old Dirt Farmer (3:44)
  15. 15 Cady Hill - Arthur Smith (1:25)
  16. 16 I Belong to the Band - Rev. Gary Davis (4:00)
  17. 17 Freight Train (2:41)
  18. 18 I'm Leaving You - Sara Carter Bayes (2:38)
  19. 19 Walking Boss - Clarence Ashley (2:32)
  20. 20 Mother's Advice (2:52)
  21. 21 Hills of Mexico (2:32)
  22. 22 Galax Rag (2:52)
  23. 23 Say Old Man, Can You Play a Fiddle? - Eck Robertson (2:53)
  24. 24 Awake, Awake (4:15)
  25. 25 Bowling Green (3:52)
  26. 26 Madeleine - Alli Young (2:57)
  27. 27 Fishing Creek Blues - Will Spires (2:42)
  28. 28 Sally in the Garden (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The New Lost City Ramblers Primary Artist
Dewey Balfa Fiddle
Elizabeth Cotten Guitar
Mike Seeger Dulcimer, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Autoharp, Vocals, Voices, Tenor (Vocal)
Kilby Snow Autoharp
Tom Paley Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Autoharp, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal), Hawaiian Guitar
Dock Boggs Banjo, Vocals
Roscoe Holcomb Banjo, Vocals
Holly Tannen Dulcimer
Fields Ward Vocals
Mac Benford Banjo, 5-string Banjo
Wade Ward Banjo
Dillard Chandler Vocals
Sam McGee Guitar
Mother Maybelle Carter Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Eric Thompson Guitar
Rodney Balfa Guitar, Vocals
Tony Balfa Guitar
Sara Carter Guitar, Vocals
John Cohen Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass (Vocal), Triangle, Vocals, Claw Hammer Banjo
Rev. Gary Davis Guitar, Vocals
Sue Draheim Fiddle
Larry Hanks Jew's Harp
Kirk McGee Banjo
Harry Rich Fiddle
Rensel Rich Guitar
Sanford Rich Fiddle
Tracy Schwarz Banjo, Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals, Spoons, Tenor (Vocal)
Peter Schwarz Bass
Penny Seeger Autoharp
Jody Stecher Guitar
Allison Young Accordion
Cousin Emmy Banjo, Vocals
Eck Robertson Fiddle
Will Spires Fiddle
Clarence Ashley Banjo, Vocals
Crockett Ward Fiddle
Alli Young Accordion
Dellie Norton Vocals
Arthur Smith Fiddle
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners Fiddle
Weston Bergeaux Drums
Cynthia May Carver Banjo, Vocals
Elmer Rich Mandolin
Dave Ricker Mandolin
Ron Tinkler Guitar
Dave Ricker Mandolin
Will Spires Fiddle
Sara Carter Bayes Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Sylvester Weaver Composer
Dewey Balfa Composer
Elizabeth Cotten Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
Mike Seeger Producer, Engineer, Remastering, Field Recording
Kilby Snow Composer
Charlie Monroe Composer
Wade Mainer Composer
Alan Lomax Field Recording
Sam McGee Composer
Malcolm Addey Remastering
Moses Asch Engineer
A.P. Carter Composer
John Cohen Producer, Field Recording, Photo Courtesy
Bill Cox Composer
Dorsey M. Dixon Composer
Robert Frank Cover Photo
Adam Hebert Composer
John A. Lomax Field Recording
Charlie Parker Composer
Jeff Place Archival Assistant
Charlie Poole Composer
Sanford Rich Composer
Tracy Schwarz Composer, Producer, Field Recording
Chris Strachwitz Cover Photo
Matt Walters Remastering
Tommy Jarrell Arranger
Fred Cockerham Arranger, Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
G.B. Grayson Composer
Wesley Wilson Composer
Carol Hardy Cover Design
Norman Woodlieff Composer
Alfred Reed Composer
Peter Bartok Engineer
Will Mahoney Composer
Clarence Ashley Arranger, Composer
James Howard Composer
D.A. Sonneborn Executive Producer
Jon Pankake Liner Notes, Annotation
Frank Blevins Composer
George Short Buckle Roark Composer
Ray Allen & The Embers Annotation
Daniel Sheehy Executive Producer
Reg Paradis Source Recordings
Dave Wirt Source Recordings
Albert Price Composer
Matt Walters Remastering
Doyle O'Dell Composer
James Howard Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    An outstanding old-timey and bluegrass compilation

    If you like bluegrass or old-timey music you owe it to yourself to have at least one NLCR album in your collection, and with this set you get not one, not two, but three albums worth of fine music. The NLCR are one of the long-time groups, recording and playing live for many years. I love their stuff, learned to play at least a few banjo songs from their early albums, and now I have a great CD collection in my library as well.

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