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50 Years: Where Do You Come from, Where Do You Go?

The New Lost City Ramblers

Initial release : 2009

Smithsonian Folkways

A 3 CD, 81 track collection. Two of the CDs are previously released compilations: The Early Years, 1958-1962 and Out Standing in Their Field: Volume II, 1963-1973. The third CD comprises more NLCR material plus field recordings of musicians who inspired the group. This CD includes 6 previously unreleased tracks.

Tracks

CD 1;

  • Colored Aristocracy
  • Hopalong Peter
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  • When First Unto This Country
  • Sales Tax on the Women
  • Rabbit Chase
  • Leaving Home
  • How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again
  • I Truly Understand You Love Another Man
  • The Old Fish Song
  • The Battleship of Maine
  • No Depression in Heaven
  • Dallas Rag
  • Bill Morgan and His Gal
  • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
  • The Lady of Carlisle
  • Brown's Ferry Blues
  • My Long Journey Home
  • Talking Hard Luck
  • The Teetotals
  • Sal Got a Meatskin
  • Railroad Blues
  • On Some Foggy Mountain Top
  • My Sweet Farm Girl
  • Crow Black Chicken
CD 2;
  • John Brown's Dream
  • Riding on the Train 45
  • The Titanic
  • Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind
  • Cowboy Waltz
  • Shut up in the Mines of Coal Creek
  • Private John Q
  • Old Johnny Booker Won't Do
  • I've Always Been a Rambler
  • Automobile Trip Through Alabama
  • Who Killed Poor Robin?
  • My Wife Died on Saturday Night
  • Little Satchel
  • Black Bottom Strut
  • The Cat's Got the Measles, the Dog's Got the Whooping Cough
  • Dear Okie
  • Smoketown Strut
  • The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake
  • Fishin' Creek Blues
  • '31 Depression Blues
  • Black Jack Davey
  • Victory Rag
  • The Little Carpenter
  • On Our Turpentine Farm
  • Parlez-Nous ┴ Boire
  • Valse du Bambocheur
  • Old Joe Bone
CD 3 (New Lost City Ramblers unless stated otherwise);
  • Colored Aristocracy - The Rich Family
  • Cluck Old Hen - Crockett Wade, Wade Ward And Fields Ward
  • Young Emily - Dellie Norton
  • Going Down the River
  • Billy Grimes the Rover
  • Pretty Little Miss
  • Dark and Stormy Weather
  • Sioux Indians
  • Moonshiner
  • Long Lonesome Road
  • Cotton Eyed Joe
  • New White House Blues
  • Milwaukee Blues
  • Poor Old Dirt Farmer - Tony Balfa, Tracy and Peter Schwarz
  • Cady Hill - Arthur Smith and Sam & Kirk McGee
  • I Belong to the Band - Gary Davis
  • Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten
  • I'm Leaving You - Sara Carter Bayes and Maybelle Carter
  • Walking Boss - Clarence Tom Ashley
  • Mother's Advice - Dock Boggs
  • Hills of Mexico - Roscoe Holcomb
  • Galax Rag - Kilby Snow
  • Say Old Man, Can You Play a Fiddle? - Eck Robertson, Tracy Schwarz and Mike Seeger
  • Awake, Awake - Dillard Chandler
  • Bowling Green - Cousin Emmy and the New Lost City Ramblers
  • Madeleine - Dewey & Rodney Balfa, Allie Young, & Weston Bergeau
  • Fishing Creek Blues - Sue Draheim, Mack Benford, Eric Thompson, Jody Stecher, Hank Bradley, Will Spires, Kenny Hall, Holly Tannen, & Larry Hanks
  • Sally in the Garden - New Tranquility String Band & Friends
Musicians

  • John Cohen
  • Mike Seeger
  • Tom Paley
  • Tracy Schwarz
  • and as listed above for some tracks on CD 3
Credits

  • Compilation - John Cohen, Jon Pankake, Mike Seeger, Tracy Schwarz
  • Producer - John Cohen, Tracy Schwarz, Mike Seeger
  • Liner Notes - Ray Allen, Jon Pankake
  • Photography - Robert Frank, Chris Strachwitz
  • Design - Visual Dialogue
Related releases

CD 1 was originally released as a single CD;

The tracks on CD 1 were originally released on; CD 2 was originally released as a single CD; The tracks on CD 2 were originally released on; The tracks on CD 3 were originally released on; The following tracks on CD 3 are previously unreleased;
  • Colored Aristocracy - The Rich Family
  • Walking Boss - Clarence Tom Ashley
  • Mother's Advice - Dock Boggs
  • Galax Rag - Kilby Snow
  • Say Old Man, Can You Play a Fiddle? - Eck Robertson, Tracy Schwarz & Mike Seeger
  • Bowling Green - Cousin Emmy with the New Lost City Ramblers
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