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New Lost City Ramblers

During the folk boom of the late '50s and early '60s, the New Lost City Ramblers introduced audiences to the authentic string band sound of the 1920s and '30s, in the process educating a generation that had never heard this uniquely American sound of old-time music. While maintaining music with a social conscience, they added guts and reality to the folk movement, performing with humor and obvious reverence for the music. In 1958, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley modeled their band after groups like the Skillet Lickers, the Fruit Jar Drinkers, and the Aristocratic Pigs, choosing a name in keeping with the past. When Tracy Schwarz replaced Paley in 1962, the NLCR added solo songs from the Appalachian folk repertoire, religious and secular, educating a large segment of the American population about traditional music. Folkways recorded the NLCR on five albums in the early '60s, making the Ramblers famous and leading to TV appearances, successful tours, and appearances at the Newport Folk Festival. A songbook with 125 of their songs came out in 1964 and sold well.

The NLCR served at least three important purposes: they brought real folk music to a huge audience, they were highly entertaining, and they led their audience to rediscover the original music on which they had based their band. After the NLCR's heydays, Tracy Schwarz went on the road with his wife and then his son, gradually leaning toward Cajun squeezebox music; Mike Seeger toured with his wife, Alice Gerrard, and did many solo spots; and John Cohen continued playing in another string band, while making award-winning documentaries about the old music. In the '90s -- over 20 years after they had last entered a studio -- Schwarz, Seeger, and Cohen reunited as the New Lost City Ramblers to record There Ain't No Way Out, released in 1997. In 2009 the band celebrated its 50th anniversary; sadly however, Mike Seeger died of cancer on August 7th of that year at his home in Lexington, VA -- he was 75 years old. ~ David Vinopal
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The New New Lost City Ramblers With Tracy Schwarz: Gone To The Country

1. Hello, John D.

2. Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm

3. Liza Jane

4. Buck Dancer's Choice

5. Long Lonesome Road

6. Danville Girl

7. Tom Sherman's Bar Room

8. Little Glass Of Wine

9. Sinking In The Lonesome Sea

10. Riding On That Train 45

11. Wild And Western Hobo

12. Pretty Little Miss Out In The Garden

13. Rambler's Blues

14. She Tickles Me

15. The Little Carpenter

16. Down South Blues

17. Ain't No Bugs On Me

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Track List: Earth Is Earth

1. My Sweet Farm Girl

2. When Lulu's Gone (Bang, Bang, Lulu)

3. Then It Won't Hurt No More

4. Women Wear No Clothes At All

5. Foggy Mountain Top

6. Talking Hard Luck

7. Milwaukee Blues

8. The Waves On The Sea

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Track List: Modern Times

1. Shut Up In The Mines Of Coal Creek

2. 31' Depression Blues

3. That Little Lump Of Coal

4. Union Man

5. Got The Farm Land Blues

6. We Are Up Against It Now

7. From Earth To Heaven

8. Henry Ford's Model A

9. Truck Driving Man

10. Dollar Down And A Dollar A Week

11. Dear Okie

12. From 40 To 65

13. Private John Q.

14. Weaver's Life

15. The Death Of Ellenton

16. Take Them For A Ride

17. Timetable Blues

18. Bye, Bye Black Smoke Choo Choo

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Track List: There Ain't No Way Out

1. Buck Creek Girls

2. Skip To My Lou

3. Jolie Petite Blonde

4. God's Gonna Ease My Troublin' Mind

5. Anchored In Love Divine

6. Last Chance

7. Weave Room Blues

8. Sugar Baby

9. Oh Death

10. Cumberland Gap

11. Do You Call That Religion?

12. Crapshooters Hop

13. Brown Skin Gal

14. Abe's Retreat

15. Big Ball In Town

16. Colored Aristocracy

17. Treat My Daughter Kindly

18. I'm On My Way To The Old Home

19. Farewell Sweet Jane

20. The Girl I Left Behind

21. Miner's Lament

22. Shady Grove

23. Free Little Bird

24. Rabbit In The Pea Patch

25. One-Step De Riche

26. Tom & Jerry

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Track List: New Lost City Ramblers - Vol. 2

1. Whoop 'em Up Cindy

2. Mighty Mississippi

3. Louisville Burglar

4. Late Last Night When Willie Came Home

5. Hawkins Rag

6. Didn't He Ramble

7. Texas Rangers

8. Tom Dooley

9. Leaving Home (Frankie And Johnny)

10. When First Unto This Country

11. Sally Goodin'

12. Banks Of The Ohio

13. George Collins

14. Everyday Dirt

15. Raging Sea

16. Up Jumped The Devil

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Track List: Out Standing In Their Field, Vol . 2, 1963-1973

1. John Brown's Dream

2. Riding On That Train

3. The Titanic

4. Don't Get Trouble In Your Mind

5. Cowboy Waltz

6. Shut Up In The Mines Of Coal Creek

7. Private John Q

8. Old Johnny Booker Won't Do

9. I've Always Been A Rambler

10. Automobile Trip Through Alabama

11. Who Killed Poor Robin?

12. My Wife Died On Saturday Night

13. Little Satchel

14. Black Bottom Strut

15. The Cat's Got The Measles, The Dog's Got The Whooping Cough

16. Dear Okie

17. Smoketown Strut

18. The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake

19. Fishing Creek Blues

20. '31 Depression Blues

21. Black Jack Daisy (Black Jack Davy)

22. Victory Rag

23. The Little Carpenter

24. On Our Turpentine Farm

25. Parlez-Vous A Boire

26. Valse Du Bambocheur

27. Old Joe Bone

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Track List: The Early Years (1958-1962)

1. Colored Aristocracy

2. Hopalong Peter

3. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

4. When First Unto This Country

5. Sales Tax On Women

6. Rabbit Chase

7. Leaving Home

8. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?

9. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again

10. I Truly Understand You Love Another Man

11. The Old Fish Song

12. The Battleship Of Maine

13. No Depression In Heaven

14. Dallas Rag

15. Bill Morgan And His Gal

16. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

17. Lady Of Carlisle

18. Brown's Ferry Blues

19. My Long Journey Home

20. Talking Hard Luck

21. The Teetotals

22. Sal Got A Meatskin

23. Railroad Blues

24. On Some Foggy Mountain Top

25. My Sweet Farm Girl

26. Crow Black Chicken

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Track List: Songs From The Depression

1. No Depression In Heaven

2. There'll Be No Distinction There

3. Breadline Blues

4. White House Blues

5. Franklin Roosevelt's Back Again

6. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live

7. Keep Moving

8. Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Us All

9. Serves Them Fine

10. Nra Blues

11. Death Of The Blue Eagle

12. Join The C.I.O.

13. Old Age Pension Check

14. Sales Tax On The Women

15. Wreck Of The Tennessee Gravy Train

16. Loveless C.C.C.

17. Boys, My Money's All Gone

18. All I Got's Gone

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Track List: On The Great Divide

1. John Brown's Dream

2. Old Johnny Booker Won't Do

3. Railroading On The Great Divide

4. Love Of Polly And Jack Monroe

5. Walking Boss

6. Who Killed Poor Robin

7. The Old Man At The Mill

8. On Our Turpentine Farm

9. Little Satchel

10. Dry And Dusty

11. If The River Was Whiskey

12. Come All You Tender Hearted

13. The Time's Been Swiftly Rolling By

14. There's Coming A Time

15. A Night At The Country Opera

16. Hawkins Rag

17. La Valse Des Bambocheurs

18. Cotton Eyed Joe

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Track List: Remembrance Of Things To Come

1. Soldier's Joy

2. The Titanic

3. Single Girl

4. Lord Bateman

5. I'm Lonesome

6. He Is Coming To Us Dead

7. Cat's Got The Measles & The Dog's Got The Whooping Cough

8. Rock About My Saro Jane

9. Black Bottom Strut

10. Black Bottom Strut

11. New Lost Hometown Blues

12. Dark And Stormy Weather

13. Black Jack Daisy

14. Never Be As Fast As I Have Been

15. Little Ball Of Yarn

16. Sioux Indians,The

17. Parlez-Nous A Boire

18. The Arkansas Sheik

19. Give The Fiddler A Dram

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Track List: Rural Delivery No. 1

1. Going Down The River

2. The Cyclone Of Rye Cove

3. Sweet Willie

4. I've Always Been A Rambler

5. Old Joe Bone

6. Durham's Bull

7. Automobile Trip Through Alabama

8. Bachelor Blues

9. Train On The Island

10. Pretty Polly

11. Soldier And The Lady

12. Gold Watch And Chain

13. The Days Of My Childhood Plays

14. Fishing Creek Blues

15. Hungry Hash-House

16. Rubber Neck Blues

17. Twenty-One Years

18. Rosa Lee McFall

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Track List: Tom Paley, John Cohen, And Mike Seeger Sing Songs Of The New Lost City Ramblers

1. Colored Aristocracy

2. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

3. Brown's Ferry Blues

4. Talking Hard Luck

5. Railroad Blues

6. Likes Likker Better Than Me

7. Hop High Ladies The Cake's All Dough

8. It's A Shame To Whip Your Wife On Sunday

9. Crow Black Chicken

10. Battleship Maine

11. Beware

12. The Lady Of Carlisle

13. Tom Dooley

14. Chewing Gum

15. Who's That Knocking On My Window

16. Serves 'em Fine

17. Old Age Pension Check

18. White House Blues

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Track List: String Band Instrumentals

1. Saddle Up The Grey

2. Greenback Dollar

3. Victory Rag

4. Soldier's Joy

5. Blackeyed Susie

6. My Wife Died On Saturday Night

7. John Brown's Dream

8. Jenny On The Railroad

9. Take Me Back To Georgia

10. Chinese Breakdown

11. Yellow Rose Of Texas

12. Cowboy Waltz

13. Stone's Rag

14. Smoketown Strut

15. Jackson Stomp

16. Going To Jail

17. Bill Cheatham

18. Shout Lulu

19. Weary Lonesome Blues

20. The New Lost Train Blues

21. New Camptown Races

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Track List: New Lost City Ramblers - Volume 5

1. Old Joe Clark

2. Old Molly Hair

3. Nick Nack Song

4. Country Blues

5. True And Trembling Brakeman

6. When I'm Gone

7. If I Lose, I Don't Care

8. Sail Away Ladies

9. Diamond Joe

10. Rambling Boy

11. Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girls?

12. I'll Tell You What I Saw Last Night

13. Road To Austin

14. Johnson City Blues

15. Bold Jack Donahue

16. Bill Morgan And His Gal

17. John Henry

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Track List: American Moonshine And Prohibition Songs

1. Virginia Bootlegger

2. Kentucky Bootlegger

3. Bootlegger's Story

4. The Drunken Driver

5. Moonshiner

6. Drunkard's Hiccups

7. I Saw A Man At The Close Of Day

8. Goodbye Old Booze

9. Prohibition Is A Failure

10. The Old Home Brew

11. I've Still Got 99

12. Whiskey Seller

13. The Teetotals

14. Al Smith For President

15. Intoxicated Rat

16. Wreck On The Highway

17. Down To The Stillhouse To Get A Litter Cider

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Track List: New Lost City Ramblers - Vol. 4

1. Run Mountain

2. Take Me Back To The Sweet Sunny South

3. Black Jack David

4. Carter Blues

5. The Coo Coo Bird

6. Molly Put The Kettle On

7. Have A Feast Here Tonight

8. Crow Black Chicken

9. Cindy

10. Billy Grimes, The Rover

11. Frankie Silver

12. Stackerlee (Stagger Lee)

13. Dollar's All I Crave

14. Keno, The Rent Man

15. The Miller's Will

16. The Story That The Crow Told Me

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Track List: New Lost City Ramblers - Vol. 3

1. Black Mountain Rag

2. I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

3. Talking Hard Luck

4. Railroad Blues

5. Weave Room Blues

6. The Baltimore Fire

7. Willie, Poor Boy

8. Red Rocking Chair

9. Hold That Woodpile Down

10. Three Men Went A-Hunting

11. Johnson Boys

12. Hot Corn

13. Lady Of Carlisle

14. The Man Who Wrote "Home Sweet Home" Never Was A Married Man

15. Sal Got A Meatskin

16. My Long Journey Home

17. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

18. Hog Eye

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Track List: Old Timey Songs For Children

1. Old Bell Cow

2. Hopalong Peter

3. Beware, Oh Take Care

4. Soldier, Soldier Will You Marry Me

5. Eyes Are Blue

6. Charley He's A Good Ol' Man

7. Adam In The Garden Pinnin' Leaves

8. Chewing Gum

9. Cotton Eyed Joe

10. Jennie Jenkins

11. Barbara Allen

12. Hop High Ladies (Hop Up Ladies)

13. Rabbit Chase

14. Common Bill

15. Johnny Get Your Gun

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Track List: The New Lost City Ramblers

1. Foggy Mountain Top

2. Talking Hard Luck

3. Milwaukee Blues

4. The Waves On The Sea

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Track List: 40 Years Of Concert Recordings

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Great music! Thank you for maintaining our music history for future generations.
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dont read this you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tommorow will be the best day of your life. Now you have started reading thks dont stop or you will have bad luck. Put this on 15 different songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear on your screen
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I must have missed the news that Mike Seeger died--depres s i n g news. My kids grew up to American Folk Songs for Children--a great compilation with Peggy Seeger based on Ruth Crawford Seeger's 1948 book of the same name. It's not for everyone, but we always loved it--a great repository of U.S. folk music. He'll be missed.
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Great Music!
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Nothing like that old timey music to get yer feets a-tappin' and your hands a-clappin'!!
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TWO thumbs up!
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Like Mom used to sing
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Yeah I'm liking this a lot.
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Tremendous.

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