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American Moonshine and Prohibition Songs

American Moonshine and Prohibition Songs

Longtime Folkways recording artists The New Lost City Ramblers perform 17 period songs about liquor, bootlegging, and Prohibition (1917–1933) in the traditional style of southern mountain string bands. As Rambler member Mike Seeger observes in the liner notes, many of the songs appear to have been written by people who knew drink well and were familiar with its effects. Several of the songs consist of new lyrics commemorating the virtues or evils of alcohol set to familiar melodies of the time. Rambler member John Cohen also contributed to the liner notes, which include an informal history of prohibition in America as well as song lyrics and photos.

Track Listing

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Virginia Bootlegger The New Lost City Ramblers 3:02
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102
Kentucky Bootlegger The New Lost City Ramblers 2:09
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103
Bootlegger's Story The New Lost City Ramblers 2:42
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104
The Drunken Driver The New Lost City Ramblers 2:25
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105
Moonshiner The New Lost City Ramblers 3:10
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106
Drunkard's Hiccups The New Lost City Ramblers 3:13
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I Saw a Man at the Close of Day The New Lost City Ramblers 3:10
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108
Goodbye Old Booze The New Lost City Ramblers 3:04
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Prohibition is a Failure The New Lost City Ramblers 3:01
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202
The Old Home Brew The New Lost City Ramblers 2:27
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203
I've Still Got 99 The New Lost City Ramblers 3:20
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204
Whiskey Seller The New Lost City Ramblers 2:22
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205
The Teetotals The New Lost City Ramblers 1:02
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206
Al Smith for President The New Lost City Ramblers 3:15
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207
Intoxicated Rat The New Lost City Ramblers 2:55
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208
Wreck on the Highway The New Lost City Ramblers 2:52
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209
Down to the Stillhouse to Get a Litter Cider The New Lost City Ramblers 1:44

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