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Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Smithsonian Folkways ninth installment of its popular Classic Series chronicles the golden age of the American railroad. Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways picks up where 2004's Classic Maritime Music collection left off, unearthing previously unheard of gems from their archives along with classics from some of the genre's finest practitioners. Twenty-one of these remarkable folk songs, field recordings, tall tales, and work songs appear on CD for the first time, from the crisp a cappella "F.F.V.," performed by Annie Watson mother of Doc Watson, to Cisco Houston's rousing "Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill" from his 1968 Sings American Folk Songs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Smithsonian Folkways ninth installment of its popular Classic Series chronicles the golden age of the American railroad. Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways picks up where 2004's Classic Maritime Music collection left off, unearthing previously unheard of gems from their archives along with classics from some of the genre's finest practitioners. Twenty-one of these remarkable folk songs, field recordings, tall tales, and work songs appear on CD for the first time, from the crisp a cappella "F.F.V.," performed by Annie Watson mother of Doc Watson, to Cisco Houston's rousing "Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill" from his 1968 Sings American Folk Songs anthology. Compiled by Grammy Winner Jeff Place, Classic Railroad Songs is enriched by rare photos from the Library of Congress and there are detailed liner notes for each and every one of the 29 cuts which provide a glimpse into the hobo lifestyle of legendary characters like Harry McClintock, Leadbelly, and Furry Lewis -- the latter lost a leg in 1917 in a railway accident.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074019221
  • Catalog Number: 40192
  • Sales rank: 33,890

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rail Dynamics (Excerpt) (0:24)
  2. 2 Train 45 (2:20)
  3. 3 Kassie Jones (2:59)
  4. 4 Jay Gould's Daughter - Pete Seeger (2:41)
  5. 5 Railroad Bill - Walt Robertson (2:11)
  6. 6 Linin' Track (1:18)
  7. 7 Freight Train (2:46)
  8. 8 Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill (2:34)
  9. 9 Zack, The Mormon Engineer (2:06)
  10. 10 Lost Train Blues - Virginia Mountain Boys (3:00)
  11. 11 The F.F.V. (3:55)
  12. 12 He's Coming to Us Dead (3:17)
  13. 13 The Train That Carried My Girl from Town - Doc Watson (2:21)
  14. 14 Rock Island Line (2:06)
  15. 15 Lonesome Train (3:34)
  16. 16 John Henry (2:45)
  17. 17 The Wreck of the Number Nine (1:40)
  18. 18 Freight Train Blues (3:39)
  19. 19 The New Market Wreck (3:43)
  20. 20 Jerry, Go and Oil That Car - Harry McClintock (2:40)
  21. 21 Way out in Idaho (3:38)
  22. 22 Old John Henry Died on the Mountain - Henry Grady Terrell (1:58)
  23. 23 Casey Jones - John D. Mounce (0:23)
  24. 24 Wreck of the Old 97 - Pop Stoneman (2:54)
  25. 25 Midnight Special (2:06)
  26. 26 Wabash Cannonball - Doc Watson (3:20)
  27. 27 Lost Train Blues - Vernon L. Sutphin (1:17)
  28. 28 New River Train (4:26)
  29. 29 Three Little Engines and 33 Cars (Excerpt) (0:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lead Belly Guitar, Vocals
Furry Lewis Guitar, Vocals
Doc Watson Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Elizabeth Cotten Guitar, Vocals
Woody Guthrie Guitar, Vocals
Cisco Houston Guitar, Vocals
Mike Seeger Banjo, Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
Pete Seeger Banjo, Vocals
Rosalie Sorrels Vocals
Walt Robertson Guitar, Vocals
Glen Neaves Fiddle
Brownie McGhee Guitar, Vocals
John Cohen Banjo, Guitar
Bobby Harrison Guitar
Tracy Schwarz Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Terry Harmonica, Yells
Annie Watson Vocals
Eric Davidson Banjo, Vocals
Marvin Cockram Bass
Ivor Melton Mandolin
Henry Grady Terrell Percussion, Vocals
John D. Mounce Harmonica
Vernon L. Sutphin Harmonica
Caleb Finch Fiddle
Technical Credits
Furry Lewis Composer
Doc Watson Arranger
Elizabeth Cotten Composer
Carson Robison Composer
A.P. Carter Arranger
Huddie Ledbetter Arranger
Jeff Place Annotation
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Composer
Pete Reiniger Mastering
Gussie Davis Composer
Eddie Newton Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2010

    If you like American Folk

    These are many original recordings--rough, not politically correct, sometimes not very musically appealing voices, but lots of raw emotion. We bought this at a National Park Store and were very pleased with this piece of audible history.

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