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Title Classic railroad songs [sound recording].

Imprint Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, p2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Music Compact Disc    P COLL CRS S92CD    Available
Description 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Selections originally released 1952-1997; track 11 previously unissued.
Compact disc.
Program notes, including bibliography and discography (33 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
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.
Performer Various performers.
Event Recorded 1942-1981.
Subject Railroads -- United States -- Songs and music.
Ballads, English -- United States.
Work songs -- United States.
Folk songs, English -- United States.
Folk music -- United States.
Blues (Music)
Added Author Place, Jeffrey.
Lewis, Furry, 1893-1981. Performer.
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014- Performer.
Robertson, Walt, 1928-1994.
Leadbelly, 1885-1949. Performer.
Cotten, Elizabeth. Performer.
Houston, Cisco. Performer.
Hilton, L. M. Performer.
Watson, Annie. Performer.
Watson, Doc. Performer.
Terry, Sonny. Performer.
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967. Performer.
Sorrels, Rosalie. Performer.
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996. Performer.
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009- Performer.
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby), 1882-1957. Performer.
Terrell, Henry Grady, 1918-1988. Performer.
Mounce, John D. Performer.
Stoneman, Ernest V. Performer.
Sutphin, Vernon L., 1921-1995. Performer.
New Lost City Ramblers. Performer.
Virginia Mountain Boys. Performer.
Iron Mountain String Band. Performer.
Note Title on container: Classic railroad songs from Smithsonian Folkways
Standard No. 093074019221
Music No. SFW CD 40192 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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