Classic Railroad Songs from Smihsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Item No. 851929
Alt. Part # SFW40192
UPC Code 093074019221
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Classic Railroad Songs From Smithsonian Folkways CD;and Booklet 71 min.; 36 pages As 19th-century America expanded, so too did the "ribbons of iron" that crisscrossed the vast landscape and sparked the imagination of muisc-makers. Work songs, ballads recounting riveting exploits, and instrumental
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Classic Railroad Songs From Smithsonian Folkways CD;and Booklet 71 min.; 36 pages As 19th-century America expanded, so too did the "ribbons of iron" that crisscrossed the vast landscape and sparked the imagination of muisc-makers. Work songs, ballads recounting riveting exploits, and instrumental echoes of the once familiar sounds of the steam locomotive have enshrined the railroad in our musical memory. Classic Railroad Songs mines the Smithsonian Folkways archives to create this tribute to a favorite American source of inspiration. Extensive notes. Contents: 1.; An excerpt from "Rail Dynamics" recorded by Emory Cook (sounds of a train)2. ;Train 45 - The New Lost City Ramblers3. ;Kassie Jones - Furry Lewis4. ;Jay Gould's Daughter - Pete Seeger5.; Railroad Bill - Walt Robertson6.; Linin' Track - Lead Belly7.; Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton8. ;Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill - Cisco Houston9.; Zack, the Mormon Engineer - L.M. Hilton10. Lost Train Blues - The Virginia Mountain Boys11. The F.F.V. - Annie Watson12. He's Coming to Us Dead - The New Lost City Ramblers13. The Train That Carried My Girl from Town - Doc Watson14. Rock Island Line - Lead Belly15. Lonesome Train - Sonny; Terry, Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston16. John Henry - Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston17. The Wreck of the Number Nine - Rosalie Sorrels18. Freight Train Blues - Brownie McGhee19. The New Market Wreck - Mike Seeger20. Jerry, Go Oil That Car - Haywire Mac21. Way Out in Idaho - Rosalie Sorrels22.; Old John Henry Died on the Mountain - Henry Grady Terrell23. Casey Jones - John D. Mounce24. Wreck of the Old 97 - Pop Stoneman25. Midnight Special - Lead Belly26. Wabash Cannonball - Doc Watson27. Lost Train Blus - Vernon Sutphin28. New River Train - Iron Mountain String Band29. Excerpt from "Three Little Engines and 33 Cars" - recorded by Vinton Wight (train sounds)
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