Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Lost City Ramblers: a strut and a stomp

I've featured some works of the New Lost City Ramblers here in the past. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (Paley left the band and was replaced by Tracy Schwartz in 1962) were the most popular of the young string bands to come out of the Folk Revival Movement of the 1960s.

NLCR built their repertoire by listening to the old Hillbilly and Blues 78's of the 1920s and '30s. Similar to how Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are building their repertoire by listening to the rock albums of the 1960s. The distinctive sound of the New Lost City Ramblers made them favorites of the festival and coffeehouse circuits and produced a long string of records on the Folkways label.

Today I've picked two tunes that just seemed to hit the spot for that mid-week hump.



NLCR - Smoketown Strut.mp3

NLCR - Jackson Stomp.mp3

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