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Classic Railroad Songs

(Music CD - 2006 )
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Classic Railroad Songs

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Title: Classic railroad songs
[sound recording (CD)]
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, p2006.
Characteristics: 1 sound disc :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Program notes, including bibliography and discography (33 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Compact disc.
Selections originally released 1952-1997; track 11 previously unissued.
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).
Credits: Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place.
Performers: Various performers.
Event: Recorded 1942-1981.
Subject Headings: Blues (Music) Folk music United States. Folk songs, English United States. Work songs United States. Ballads, English United States. Railroads United States Songs and music.
Topical Term: Blues (Music)
Folk music
Folk songs, English
Work songs
Ballads, English
LCCN: 2008642571
Publisher No: SFW CD 40192
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