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Remembrance of Things to Come

Remembrance of Things to Come

The New Lost City Ramblers, originally composed of Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (Tracy Schwartz replaced Tom Paley in 1962), 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 fare of the folk boom. In this 1966 recording (originally released in 1973), the New Lost City Ramblers present a mix of the types and styles of music for which they had become famous—southern versions of ancient ballads and traditional southern song, and "old-timey" songs and styles found on commercial recordings of rural southern music mainly from the 1920s and 1930s. The liner notes, written by Seeger, Schwartz, and Cohen, discuss the background of each song, including sources and the group’s performance approach.

Track Listing

101
Soldier's Joy The New Lost City Ramblers 2:12
102
The Titanic The New Lost City Ramblers 3:02
103
Single Girl The New Lost City Ramblers 3:00
104
Lord Bateman The New Lost City Ramblers 5:34
105
I'm Lonesome The New Lost City Ramblers 2:23
106
He Is Coming To Us Dead The New Lost City Ramblers 3:17
107
Cat's Got the Measles & the Dog's Got the Whooping Cough The New Lost City Ramblers 2:58
108
Rock About My Saro Jane The New Lost City Ramblers 3:14
109
Black Bottom Strut The New Lost City Ramblers 2:14
201
New Lost Hometown Blues The New Lost City Ramblers 2:15
202
Dark and Stormy Weather The New Lost City Ramblers 2:25
203
Black Jack Daisy The New Lost City Ramblers 2:36
204
Never Be As Fast As I Have Been The New Lost City Ramblers 3:07
205
Little Ball of Yarn The New Lost City Ramblers 2:23
206
Sioux Indians,The The New Lost City Ramblers 3:04
207
Parlez-Nous a Boire The New Lost City Ramblers 3:40
208
The Arkansas Sheik The New Lost City Ramblers 2:58
209
Give the Fiddler a Dram The New Lost City Ramblers 2:06

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