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Sing Songs Of The New Lost City Ramblers

Tom Paley, John Cohen, Mike Seeger

Initial release : 1961

Folkways FA 2494


  • Colored Aristocracy
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  • Brown's Ferry Blues
  • Talking Hard Luck
  • Railroad Blues
  • Likes Liquor Better Than Me
  • Hop High, Ladies, The Cake's All Dough
  • It's A Shame To Whip Your Wife On Sunday
  • Crow Black Chicken
  • Battleship Of Maine
  • Beware
  • Lady Of Carlisle
  • Tom Dooley
  • Chewing Gum
  • Who's That Knocking On My Window
  • Serves Them Fine
  • Old Age Pension Check
  • White House Blues

  • Tom Paley - guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo, vocals
  • Mike Seeger - guitar, mandolin, fiddle, autoharp, vocals
  • John Cohen - guitar, banjo, vocals

  • Recording engineer - Peter Bartok
  • Mixing - Peter Bartok, Mike Seeger, John Cohen
  • LP sleeve notes - Peter Welding (reprinted from Sing OutVol II #5)
  • Recorded in December 1960 at the Pequot Library Auditorium, Conneticut

A "short note by the New Lost City Ramblers" on the LP sleeve states "We have listed our primary sources which are from the best years of recorded old time country music both on commercial recordings (1922 to about 1941) and in the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Music (1933 to about 1941). The sources listed for each song are as follows:

  • Colored Aristocracy - Sanford, Harry, Hensel and Elmer Rich, Arthurdale Fiddlers Convention1936, Library of Congress AAFS #3306 b2
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Charlie Poole, Col 15038
  • Brown's Ferry Blues - Sam and Kirk McGhee, Decca 5348 / Delmore Brothers Bb5403
  • Talking Hard Luck - Arkansas Hard Luck, Lonnie Glosson, Conq 8732
  • Railroad Blues - Sam McGhee, Decca 5348
  • Likes Liquor Better Than Me - Woodie Brothers, Vi 23579
  • Hop High, Ladies, The Cake's All Dough - Uncle Dave Macon, Voc 5154 / Wade & Fields Ward, Galax, VA, Library of Congress AAFS #1363
  • It's A Shame To Whip Your Wife On Sunday - Fiddlin' John Carson, Okeh 45122
  • Crow Black Chicken - Leake County Revelers, Col 15318
  • Battleship Of Maine - Red Patterson's Piedmont Log Rollers, Vi 20936
  • Beware - Blind Alfred and Orvelle Reed, Vi 23550
  • Lady Of Carlisle - Basil May, Salyersville KT, 1937, Library of Congress AAFS # 1587
  • Tom Dooley - G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Vi 40235
  • Chewing Gum - The Carter Family, Vi 21517-A
  • Who's That Knocking On My Window - The Carter Family, Decca 5612 B
  • Serves Them Fine - Dave & Howard, Vi 23577
  • Old Age Pension Check - Roy Acuff, Voc 05244
  • White House Blues - Bob Baker, tape made by Mike Seeger in 1955when member of Bob Baker's Pike County Boys
A further note on the rear of the LP cover states that the title of the album "was a humorous suggestion by Bob Dylan.

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