- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 21, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Arhoolie Records
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Additional Release Material:
- New Lost City Ramblers - 8 Songs - 1959, Color Film
- New List City Ramblers / Tom Paley - 2 Songs - 1959
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Filmmaker Yasha Aginsky explores the musical history and continuing legacy of the New Lost City Ramblers, a 1950s string band that revived Depression-era music and helped jumpstart the folk scene of the pre-Beatles era. ALWAYS BEEN A RAMBLER revisits the band's heyday and assesses their influence through archival photos, rare performance footage, and interviews with contemporaries and devotees. Among the roots-music luminaries making their appearances are Clarence Ashley, Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Elizabeth Cotton, Pete Seeger, and Ricky Skaggs.
These 1960s folk revivalists influenced generations of artists from folk-rock elder statesmen Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia to the contemporary African American string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops. A treasure trove of recently filmed and rare archival footage, photos, and music, this film includes performances and interviews by The New Lost City Ramblers, Maybelle and Sara Carter, David Grisman, Pete Seeger, Ricky Skaggs, Doc Watson, and many other masters of old time music. Contains rarely seen and never before seen bonus footage.
Archival Footage |
Concert Footage |
Folk Music |
Folk Songs / Music |
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- Sales Rank: 131,339
- UPC: 096297020494
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