Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?

50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?
3-CD set $40
Smithsonian Folkways, 2009.

Two previously released CDs compiled from the Ramblers classic early Folkways recordings, plus a new compilation of Ramblers selections along with their field recordings of the traditional Southern musicians who inspired them, including Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb, Tom Ashley, Maybelle Carter, and the Balfa Brothers. Each CD is accompanied by extensive notes.

CD #1. The New Lost City Ramblers, 1958-1962: the Early Years. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley.

  1. Colored Aristocracy
  2. Hopalong Peter
  3. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  4. When First Unto this Country
  5. Sales Tax on the Women
  6. Rabbit Chase
  7. Leaving Home
  8. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  9. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again
  10. I Truly Understand You Love Another Man
  11. The Old Fish Song
  12. The Battleship of Maine
  13. No Depression in Heaven
  14. Dallas Rag
  15. Bill Morgan and His Gal
  16. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
  17. The Lady of Carlisle
  18. Brown's Ferry Blues
  19. My Long Journey Home
  20. Talking Hard Luck
  21. The Teetotals
  22. Sal Got a Meatskin
  23. Railroad Blues
  24. On Some Foggy Mountain Top
  25. My Sweet Farm Girl
  26. Crow Black Chicken

CD #2. The New Lost City Ramblers, 1963-1973, Out Standing in Their Field. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tracy Schwarz

  1. John Brown's Dream
  2. Riding on That Train
  3. The Titanic
  4. Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind
  5. Cowboy Waltz
  6. Shut Up in the Mines of Coal Creek
  7. Private John Q
  8. Old Johnny Bucker Wouldn't Do
  9. I've Always Been a Rambler
  10. Automobile Trip Through Alabama
  11. Who Killed Poor Robin?
  12. My Wife Died on Saturday Night
  13. Little Satchel
  14. Black Bottom Strut
  15. The Cat's Got the Measels, the Dog's Got the Whooping Cough
  16. Dear Okie
  17. Smoketown Strut
  18. The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake
  19. Fishing Creek Blues
  20. '31 Depression Blues
  21. Black Jack Daisy
  22. Victory Rag
  23. The Little Carpenter
  24. On Our Turpentine Farm
  25. Parlez-Nous Boire
  26. Valse du Bambocheur
  27. Old Joe Bone

CD #3 The New Lost City Ramblers, Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?

  1. Colored Aristocracy - The Rich Family (previously unreleased)
  2. Cluck Old Hen - Wade, Crockett, and Fields Ward
  3. Young Emily - Dellie Norton
  4. Going Down the River - The New Lost City Ramblers
  5. Billy Grimes the Rover - The New Lost City Ramblers
  6. Pretty Little Miss - The New Lost City Ramblers
  7. Dark & Stormy Weather - The New Lost City Ramblers
  8. Sioux Indians - The New Lost City Ramblers
  9. Moonshiner - The New Lost City Ramblers
  10. Long Lonesome Road - The New Lost City Ramblers
  11. Cotton Eyed Joe - The New Lost City Ramblers
  12. New White House Blues - The New Lost City Ramblers
  13. Milwaukee Blues - The New Lost City Ramblers
  14. Poor Old Dirt Farmer - Tony Balfa, Tracy and Peter Schwarz
  15. Cady Hill - Arthur Smith & Sam and Kirk McGee
  16. I Belong to the Band - Reverend Gary Davis
  17. Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten
  18. I'm Leaving You - Sara Carter Bayes and Maybelle Carter
  19. Walking Boss - Clarence Tom Ashley (previously unreleased)
  20. Mother's Advice - Dock Boggs (previously unreleased)
  21. Hills of Mexico - Roscoe Holcomb
  22. Galax Rag - Kilby Snow (previously unreleased)
  23. Say Old Man, Can You Play a Fiddle? - Eck Robertson, Tracy Schwarz, & Mike Seeger (previously unreleased)
  24. Awake, Awake - Dillard Chandler
  25. Bowling Green - Cynthia May "Cousin Emmy" Carver with the New Lost City Ramblers (previously unreleased)
  26. Madeleine - Dewey & Rodney Balfa, Allie Young, & Weston Bergeau
  27. Fishing Creek Blues - Sue Draheim, Mack Benford, Eric Thompson, Jody Stecher, Hank Bradley, Will Spires, Kenny Hall, Holly Tannen, & Larry Hanks
  28. Sally In the Garden - New Tranquility String Band & friends

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