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Tracy's Family Band: Rode the Mule Around the World

Tracy and Eloise Schwarz
Tracy's Family Band: Rode the Mule Around the World

Tracy’s Family Band, composed of patriarch Tracy Schwarz, wife Eloise, and son Peter, performs 11 traditional American folk songs on this 1981 recording. Schwarz was a member of Smithsonian Folkways recording artists The New Lost City Ramblers from 1963 to 1973.

In this recording, the family members all sing and play stringed instruments. Tracy plays guitar, fiddle, and accordion, Eloise plays guitar, and Peter plays bass, guitar, violin, and harmonica. Schwarz’s passion for traditional American country and folk music is on full display in this collection. Highlights are the standard “Old Dan Tucker,” the Cajun “Lemonade Song” featuring Tracy on accordion, and “Welcome Home Weary Traveler,” a song about traveling musicians. Tracy and Eloise Schwarz may also be heard on the album Down Home (FW31052).

Track Listing

101
Old Dan Tucker Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 2:38
102
My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 3:22
103
The White Dove Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 3:30
104
My Heart's Tonight in Texas Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 2:52
105
Lemonade Song Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 2:38
106
Jai Passe-Just Today Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 4:49
201
We're the Band That Rode the Mule Around the World Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 2:41
202
I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 3:20
203
Give Him One More As He Goes Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 2:58
204
I'm in Love With You Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 1:55
205
Welcome Home Weary Travelers Tracy and Eloise Schwarz 5:59

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