Songs from the Depression

Songs from the Depression

The New Lost City Ramblers FW05264 / FH 5264

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.

Year Released 1959
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1959 Folkways Records

Genre(s) American Folk; Historical Song; Old Time; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Guitar
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; United States History; World history
Credits

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