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Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?

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Subject: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 11:09 AM

In the 60s I had what I remember as a 4-song, ten inch, 33 and 1/3 little LP by the New Lost City Ramblers---still with Tom Paley. Titled "The New Lost City Bang Boys---BANG AWAY LULU.

One song went:

Bang away, Lulu,
Bang away good and strong,
What ya gonna do for bangin',
When Lulu's gone?

Anybody remember this---and were the songs ever on a full album by Mike, John, and Tom???

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 11:35 AM

I knew of it only by rumor. Allegedly, one of the songs on it was called "Then It Won't Hurt No More."


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 01:29 PM

Well, well. Neither of us is delusional.
A little googling brought me information about this 1961 release:

"Earth Is Earth"
sung by The New Lost City Bang Boys

- My Sweet Farm Girl
- Bang Bang Lulu

- Then It Won't Hurt
- Women Wear No Clothes At All
The New Lost City Bang Boys:
Wilbur Seeger
McKinley Cohen
Delmore Paley

7" disc

Folkways FF 869

re-released 1978
(custom CD)
Folkways FF 369


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 01:31 PM

Folkways FF869 "Earth is Earth" With: "Then it won't hurt" "Women Wear no Clothes at all" "Bang Bang Lulu" "My Sweet Farm Girl" -I don't think any of these were issued on a 12" - I may have them on an old reel to reel - I'll Start lookin'
F.S.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 01:37 PM

If it's on Folkways, it's available as a custom CD. $20 from Smithsonian Folkways; $16 from CAMSCO.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 01:58 PM

Jeez that's $4.00 a song!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: 12-stringer
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 12:02 AM

Name of the group is a tribute to the little-known oldtimey band, "The Bang Boys," who recorded two sides for Vocalion in 1936 ("Bang Bang Lulu" b/w "Doin' It the Old-Fashioned Way"). They were more familiarly known as Roy Acuff and the Crazy Tennesseeans but used the alias for a slightly smutty 78. Acuff played fiddle but didn't sing on either side, as I recall, not having heard them in 35 years. The NLCBB's version of "Lulu" comes from the Bang Boys, I believe.

These tracks are from Acuff's first recording session. Possibly Vocalion was looking for a mountain counterpart to their group the Prairie Ramblers, a slick western swing-y band from the WLS Barn Dance, who also recorded slightly off-color material as "The Sweet Violet Boys." No further Bang Boys 78s were issued, so it's likely the experiment didn't pan out commercially. The records are quite rare, though they're not very dirty.

Seems to me that Buster Carter and Preston Young recorded "Then It Won't Hurt No More" for Columbia c1931, but I don't think I've ever heard it.

"Sweet Farm Girl" was recorded by the Carolina Tar Heels (smutty) and by Tom Ashley (smuttier). I think both are available on CD, and Ashley's is downloadable at Honking Duck.

"Women Wear No Clothes" is from a 78 by Fiddlin' Bob Larkan and is mostly a fiddle tune, with occasional chorus, "Oh, the women wear no clothes at all (x3), But they get there just the same."


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 12:15 AM

Might wanna look here. Get some of it from the horse's mouth.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 12:34 AM

Well, thanks folks. Now I'm remembering some of these details you've so kindly provided.

Onward,

Art


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 04:08 PM

from AshGove days, re: The New Lost City Bang Boys Q record

The appearance of the NLCR and this record prompted a satirical drawing of "The New Lost City Rumblers" picturing them as leather-jacketed punks, complete with chains, brass knuckles & facial scars. They got a kick out of it.
I got a kick out of drawing it.

Rita Weill Byxbe


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 07:42 PM

Rita , any chance of getting to see the picture?

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 07:37 AM

Peace, the link won't work.

What are the lyrics we're talking about?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: New Lost City Bang Boys!?
From: 12-stringer
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 01:48 PM

For the lyrics, try here (link is still hot as of 1:47PM EDT):
http://allensarchiveofearlyoldcountrymusic.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-lost-city-bang-boys-earth-is-earth.html


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