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50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? 3 CD set

50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? 3 CD set

  • $3999


Collectively known as the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley were pioneers in the revival of Southern mountain music during the folk music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s. They brought the sounds of genuine old-time string band music and early bluegrass to eager city and college audiences who had grown disillusioned with the commercial pap of the folk boom.

This set features two previously released CDs of the Ramblers classic Folkways recordings: The Early Years, 1958-1962 with the original trio, and Out Standing in Their Field: Volume II, 1963-1973, with Tracy Schwarz replacing Tom Paley. A newly compiled third disc,Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? celebrates the band's 50th anniversary in 2009, presenting more choice Ramblers selections along with their field recordings of the traditional Southern musicians who inspired them including: Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb, Tom Ashley, Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotten, Eck Robertson, Cousin Emmy, Reverend Gary Davis, Kilby Snow, Dillard Chandler, Dellie Norton, and the Balfa Brothers. 81 tracks, over 3½ hours of music, 88-page booklet over 3 CDs. Disc #3 includes 6 previously unreleased songs.

Disc 1
1. Colored Aristocracy - 2:05
2. Hopalong Peter - 2:04
3. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - 2:26
4. When First Unto this Country - 2:48
5. Sales Tax on the Women - 3:14
6. Rabbit Chase - 2:30
7. Leaving Home - 3:05
8. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? - 3:34
9. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again - 2:19
10. I Truly Understand You Love Another Man - 2:29
11. The Old Fish Song - 4:52
12. The Battleship of Maine - 3:05
13. No Depression in Heaven - 2:56
14. Dallas Rag - 2:02
15. Bill Morgan and His Gal - 2:56
16. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss - 2:31
17. The Lady of Carlisle - 3:32
18. Brown's Ferry Blues - 2:46
19. My Long Journey Home - 2:37
20. Talking Hard Luck - 2:40
21. The Teetotals - 1:00
22. Sal Got a Meatskin - 3:24
23. Railroad Blues - 2:41
24. On Some Foggy Mountain Top - 2:25
25. My Sweet Farm Girl - 2:22
26. Crow Black Chicken - 2:35

Disc 2
1. John Brown's Dream - 1:32
2. Riding on That Train - 2:19
3. The Titanic - 2:59
4. Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind - 2:15
5. Cowboy Waltz - 1:49
6. Shut Up in the Mines of Coal Creek - 2:49
7. Private John Q - 2:03
8. Old Johnny Bucker Wouldn't Do - 3:01
9. I've Always Been a Rambler - 3:16
10. Automobile Trip Through Alabama - 3:15
11. Who Killed Poor Robin? - 3:52
12. My Wife Died on Saturday Night - 2:18
13. Little Satchel - 2:47
14. Black Bottom Strut - 2:09
15. The Cat's Got the Measels, the Dog's Got the Whooping Cough - 2:55
16. Dear Okie - 2:14
17. Smoketown Strut - 2:16
18. The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake - 2:31
19. Fishing Creek Blues - 2:01
20. '31 Depression Blues - 3:31
21. Black Jack Daisy - 2:31
22. Victory Rag - 2:05
23. The Little Carpenter - 2:50
24. On Our Turpentine Farm - 2:51
25. Parlez-Nous à Boire - 3:35
26. Valse du Bambocheur - 2:59
27. Old Joe Bone - 1:59

Disc 3
1. Colored Aristocracy - 1:37
2. Cluck Old Hen - 1:31
3. Young Emily - 2:03
4. Going Down the River - 2:40
5. Billy Grimes the Rover - 2:26
6. Pretty Little Miss - 3:20
7. Dark & Stormy Weather - 2:24
8. Sioux Indians - 3:01
9. Moonshiner - 3:07
10. Long Lonesome Road - 2:56
11. Cotton Eyed Joe - 3:14
12. New White House Blues - 2:41
13. Milwaukee Blues - 2:31
14. Poor Old Dirt Farmer - 3:40
15. Cady Hill - 1:22
16. I Belong to the Band - 3:56
17. Freight Train - 2:38
18. I'm Leaving You - 2:35
19. Walking Boss - 2:28
20. Mother's Advice - 2:48
21. Hills of Mexico - 2:29
22. Galax Rag - 2:49
23. Say Old Man, Can You Play a Fiddle? - 2:50
24. Awake, Awake - 4:12
25. Bowling Green - 3:49
26. Madeleine - 2:54
27. Fishing Creek Blues - 2:39
28. Sally In the Garden - 2:21


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