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Classic Railroad Songs from Smihsonian Folkways

By Smithsonian Folkways
Item No. 851929
UPC Code 093074019221
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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
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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 on the songs are included in the 36 page booklet.

Contents:

  1. An excerpt from "Rail Dynamics" recorded by Emory Cook (sounds of a train
  2. Train 45 - The New Lost City Ramblers
  3. Kassie Jones - Furry Lewis
  4. Jay Gould's Daughter - Pete Seeger
  5. Railroad Bill - Walt Robertson
  6. Linin' Track - Lead Belly
  7. Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton
  8. Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill - Cisco Houston
  9. Zack, the Mormon Engineer - L.M. Hilton
  10. Lost Train Blues - The Virginia Mountain Boys
  11. The F.F.V. - Annie Watson
  12. He's Coming to Us Dead - The New Lost City Ramblers
  13. The Train That Carried My Girl from Town - Doc Watson
  14. Rock Island Line - Lead Belly
  15. Lonesome Train - Sonny, Terry, Woody Guthrie, and Cisco Houston
  16. John Henry - Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston
  17. The Wreck of the Number Nine - Rosalie Sorrels
  18. Freight Train Blues - Brownie McGhee
  19. The New Market Wreck - Mike Seeger
  20. Jerry, Go Oil That Car - Haywire Mac
  21. Way Out in Idaho - Rosalie Sorrels
  22. Old John Henry Died on the Mountain - Henry Grady Terrell
  23. Casey Jones - John D. Mounce
  24. Wreck of the Old 97 - Pop Stoneman
  25. Midnight Special - Lead Belly
  26. Wabash Cannonball - Doc Watson
  27. Lost Train Blus - Vernon Sutphin
  28. New River Train - Iron Mountain String Band
  29. Excerpt from "Three Little Engines and 33 Cars" - recorded by Vinton Wight (train sounds)
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