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On the Great Divide

On the Great Divide

The New Lost City Ramblers were pioneers in the performance 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 fare of the folk music boom. Recorded before an audience in San Francisco in 1973, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tracy Schwartz present their interpretation of traditional ballads— mountain and southern "old-timey" songs and styles found on commercial recordings of rural southern music mainly from the 1920s to the 1940s. Liner notes, written by John Cohen, provide background of each song, along with general information about the NLCR and their music.

Track Listing

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John Brown's Dream The New Lost City Ramblers 1:37
102
Old Johnny Booker Won't Do The New Lost City Ramblers 3:04
103
Railroading On the Great Divide The New Lost City Ramblers 3:16
104
Love of Polly and Jack Monroe The New Lost City Ramblers 3:21
105
Walking Boss The New Lost City Ramblers 1:47
106
Who Killed Poor Robin The New Lost City Ramblers 3:54
107
The Old Man at the Mill The New Lost City Ramblers 2:21
108
On Our Turpentine Farm The New Lost City Ramblers 2:54
109
Little Satchel The New Lost City Ramblers 2:50
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Dry and Dusty The New Lost City Ramblers 1:52
202
If the River Was Whiskey The New Lost City Ramblers 3:07
203
Come All You Tender Hearted The New Lost City Ramblers 3:32
204
The Time's Been Swiftly Rolling By The New Lost City Ramblers 2:46
205
There's Coming a Time The New Lost City Ramblers 3:23
206
A Night at the Country Opera The New Lost City Ramblers 3:52
207
Hawkins Rag The New Lost City Ramblers 1:55
208
La Valse Des Bambocheurs The New Lost City Ramblers 3:04
209
Cotton Eyed Joe The New Lost City Ramblers 3:23

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