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Classic railroad songs

Author: Jeffrey PlaceFurry LewisPete SeegerWalt RobertsonLeadbellyAll authors
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Ballads : Blues : Folk music : Multiple forms : Songs : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Music
Songs and music
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Ballads; Songs; Folk music; Blues
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Place; Furry Lewis; Pete Seeger; Walt Robertson; Leadbelly; Elizabeth Cotten; Cisco Houston; L M Hilton; Annie Watson; Doc Watson; Sonny Terry; Woody Guthrie; Rosalie Sorrels; Brownie McGhee; Mike Seeger; Harry K McClintock; Henry Grady Terrell; John D Mounce; Ernest V Stoneman; Vernon L Sutphin; New Lost City Ramblers.; Virginia Mountain Boys.; Iron Mountain String Band.
OCLC Number: 62888498
Notes: Selections originally released 1952-1997; track 11 previously unissued.
Compact disc.
Program notes, including bibliography and discography (33 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Credits: Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place.
Performer(s): Various performers.
Event notes: Recorded 1942-1981.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: An excerpt from "Rail dynamics" (recorded by Emory Cook) (:24) --
Train 45 (The New Lost City Ramblers) (2:18) --
Kassie Jones (Furry Lewis) (2:56) --
Jay Gould's daughter (Pete Seeger) (2:38) --
Railroad Bill (Walt Robertson) (2:08) --
Linin' track (Lead Belly) (1:15) --
Freight train (Elizabeth Cotten) (2:43) --
Drill, ye tarriers, drill (Cisco Houston) (2:30) --
Zach, the Mormon engineer (L.M. Hilton) (2:02) --
Lost train blues (The Virginia Mountain Boys) (2:57) --
The F.F.V. (Annie Watson) (3:52) --
He's coming to us dead (The New Lost City Ramblers) (3:15) --
The train that carried my girl from town (Doc Watson) (2:18) --
Rock Island Line (Lead Belly) (2:03) --
Lonesome train (Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie, and Cisco Houston) (3:31) --
John Henry (Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston) (2:42) --
The wreck of the Number Nine (Rosalie Sorrels) (1:36) --
Freight train blues (Brownie McGhee) (3:36) --
The New Market wreck (Mike Seeger) (3:39) --
Jerry, go oil that car (Haywire Mac) (2:38) --
Way out in Idaho (Rosalie Sorrels) (3:34) --
Old John Henry died on the mountain (Henry Grady Terrell) (1:55) --
Casey Jones (John D. Mounce) (:20) --
Wreck of the Old 97 (Pop Stoneman) (2:51) --
Midnight special (Lead Belly) (2:03) --
Wabash Cannonball (Doc Watson) (3:17) --
Lost train blues (Vernon Sutphin) (1:13) --
New River train (Iron Mountain String Band) (4:26) --
Excerpt from "Three little engines and 33 cars" (recorded by Vinton Wight) (:25).
Other Titles: Classic railroad songs from Smithsonian Folkways

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