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Songs from the Depression

Songs from the Depression

In the traditional string band style, longtime Folkways recording artists The New Lost City Ramblers offer up 18 topical songs written by country singers during the dark days of the Great Depression. Many of the songs are from commercial recordings, mostly from the South, and field recordings made during the Farm Resettlement Program; they illustrate the economic and social depression that affected this area, often long after prosperity began to return to American's urban centers. Band members Tom Paley, John Cohen, and Mike Seeger contributed to the liner notes, which contain background information on the Great Depression as well as song lyrics.

Track Listing

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No Depression in Heaven The New Lost City Ramblers 3:00
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102
There'll Be No Distinction There The New Lost City Ramblers 3:00
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103
Breadline Blues The New Lost City Ramblers 2:37
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104
White House Blues The New Lost City Ramblers 3:10
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105
Franklin Roosevelt's Back Again The New Lost City Ramblers 2:21
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106
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live The New Lost City Ramblers 3:35
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107
Keep Moving The New Lost City Ramblers 2:31
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108
Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All The New Lost City Ramblers 3:14
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109
Serves Them Fine The New Lost City Ramblers 2:12
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201
NRA Blues The New Lost City Ramblers 3:02
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202
Death of the Blue Eagle The New Lost City Ramblers 2:10
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203
Join the C.I.O. The New Lost City Ramblers 2:43
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204
Old Age Pension Check The New Lost City Ramblers 2:19
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205
Sales Tax on the Women The New Lost City Ramblers 3:15
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206
Wreck of the Tennessee Gravy Train The New Lost City Ramblers 3:13
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207
Loveless C.C.C. The New Lost City Ramblers 2:13
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208
Boys, My Money's All Gone The New Lost City Ramblers 1:42
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209
All I Got's Gone The New Lost City Ramblers 3:10

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