Great American Train Songs, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
American pop music in all of its forms, from country to jazz, has always been in love with motion, and there are countless songs about horses, carriages, sleighs, cars, trucks, surfboards, jet planes, rockets, you name it -- and a ton of songs about trains, a powerfully compelling metaphor, it seems, for so many things in the 21st century. There's just something endlessly intriguing about a collection of train songs. This ten-track set, the first volume in a two-disc series both are available combined into a single-disc 20-track package as well is drawn from the vast CMH Records bluegrass catalog, and includes modern bluegrass tracks like Merle Travis' sleek "John Henry,"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
American pop music in all of its forms, from country to jazz, has always been in love with motion, and there are countless songs about horses, carriages, sleighs, cars, trucks, surfboards, jet planes, rockets, you name it -- and a ton of songs about trains, a powerfully compelling metaphor, it seems, for so many things in the 21st century. There's just something endlessly intriguing about a collection of train songs. This ten-track set, the first volume in a two-disc series both are available combined into a single-disc 20-track package as well is drawn from the vast CMH Records bluegrass catalog, and includes modern bluegrass tracks like Merle Travis' sleek "John Henry," the Osborne Brothers' even sleeker "Midnight Flyer," and Travis and Mac Wiseman's eerie version of "In the Pines" every version ever done of "In the Pines" is eerie, actually.... It's all fun and nostalgic and full of high energy, the sort of thing modern bluegrass does so well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/1995
  • Label: Cmh Records
  • UPC: 027297521520
  • Catalog Number: 5215
  • Sales rank: 212,850

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 John Henry (3:06)
  2. 2 Midnight Flyer - Mac Wiseman & The Osborne Brothers (2:01)
  3. 3 In the Pines - Merle Travis (4:32)
  4. 4 Cannonball Blues (2:36)
  5. 5 Midnight Train - Jim McReynolds (2:03)
  6. 6 Bringin' in the Georgia Mail - Don Reno & Bill Harrell (2:17)
  7. 7 Bummin' an Old Freight Train - Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass (3:30)
  8. 8 Orange Blossom Special (3:32)
  9. 9 Folsom Prison Blues (2:39)
  10. 10 Train 45 - Mac Wiseman (2:17)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Composer
Joe Maphis Composer
Darden Smith Composer
Mose Allison Composer
Paul Craft Composer
Ervin T. Rouse Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
David Haerle Producer, Executive Producer
Martin Bambanian Graphic Design
Norm Cohen Song Selection
Ken Harding Composer
M. Christian Composer
Traditional Composer
Ruby Rakes Composer
Cheis Kim A. Cover Art
J.R. Cash Composer
F. Rose Composer
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