Mystery Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 2

Mystery Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 2

     
 

The lure of the railroad is explored thoroughly in the second volume of Rounder's railroad compilations, with songs recorded from the 20s through to the 80s. The image of the railroad is burned into American history, representing just about anything you want it to represent - freedom, loss, greed, power, mystery, flight, mythology, integration, disintegration, growth … See more details below

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The lure of the railroad is explored thoroughly in the second volume of Rounder's railroad compilations, with songs recorded from the 20s through to the 80s. The image of the railroad is burned into American history, representing just about anything you want it to represent - freedom, loss, greed, power, mystery, flight, mythology, integration, disintegration, growth ... whatever symbol you need. The fourteen songs here have as many themes to them, from the last fatal run of Casey Jones to men and women whose sweethearts waft away on long black trains. Most affecting when the songs come out of the bluegrass tradition, entertaining throughout. Artists include Johnny Cash, the Whitstein Brothers, Steve Goodman, the Carter Family, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (cutting the rug effectively with "Take The "A" Train") and Mary McCaslin amongst others.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/1997
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0011661112926
catalogNumber:
1129

Tracks

  1. Casey Jones  - Johnny Cash
  2. Freight Train Boogie  -  Whitstein Brothers
  3. City of New Orleans  - Steve Goodman
  4. Mystery Train  - Sleepy LaBeef
  5. The Cannonball  -  Carter Family
  6. Big Black Train  -  Flatt & Scruggs
  7. Red Ball to Natchez  -  Delmore Brothers  - Wayne Raney
  8. Take the "A" Train  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  9. Waiting for a Train  - Hank Snow
  10. Life's Railway to Heaven  - Patsy Cline
  11. Old Train  - Tony Rice
  12. Bringing in the Georgia Mail  -  Jim & Jesse
  13. Train 45  -  Stanley Brothers
  14. Last Cannonball  - Mary McCaslin

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Guitar
Lester Flatt   Guitar,Vocals
Flatt & Scruggs   Track Performer
Jim & Jesse   Track Performer
Tony Rice   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Earl Scruggs   Banjo
Ricky Skaggs   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal)
Stanley Brothers   Track Performer
Ralph Stanley   Banjo
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Baritone (Vocal)
Carter Family   Track Performer
Johnny Cash   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Delmore Brothers   Track Performer
Hank Garland   Electric Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Tiny Moore   Mandolin
Hank Snow   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Paul Warren   Fiddle
Whitstein Brothers   Track Performer
Steve Goodman   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jordanaires   Background Vocals
Sleepy LaBeef   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Donnie Fritts   Organ
Mary McCaslin   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Todd Phillips   Bass
Allen Shelton   Banjo
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bill Pursell   Piano
Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer
Mother Maybelle Carter   Guitar,Autoharp
Ben Keith   Steel Guitar
Stephen Brunton   Percussion
Jim Buchanan   Fiddle
Kenny Buttrey   Percussion
A.P. Carter   Vocals
Sara Carter   Autoharp
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Patsy Cline   Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny Cuviello   Drums
Tommy Goldsmith   Guitar
Dennis Good   Trombone
Marshall Grant   Bass
Buck Graves   Dobro
Buddy Harman   Drums
Hoyt Hawkins   Background Vocals
Mark Hembree   Bass
Bill Humble   Acoustic Bass
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Millard Kelso   Piano
Brian Lloyd   Strings
Neal Matthews   Background Vocals
Doug McClaran   Piano
Martha McCrory   Cello
Jim McReynolds   Guitar,Vocals
Gene A. Mullins   Trombone
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Bill Napier   Mandolin
Cliff Parker   Electric Bass
Luther Perkins   Electric Guitar
John Probst   Piano
Billy Puett   Clarinet
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Wayne Raney   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Evelyn Reed   Strings
Herb Remington   Steel Guitar
Bettina Roulier   Strings
Billy Sanford   Banjo,Guitar
Curly Seckler   Mandolin,Vocals
Eldon Shamblin   Electric Guitar
Carter Stanley   Guitar,Voices
Gordon Stoker   Background Vocals
Bobby Thompson   Rhythm Guitar
George Tidwell   Trumpet
Pete Wade   Guitar
Charles Whitstein   Vocals
Robert Whitstein   Vocals
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Jack Wills   Bass
Joe Zinkan   Bass
W.S. Holland   Drums
Ocie Stockard   Banjo
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Huey McDonald   Bass
Bob Moore   Acoustic Bass
Alton Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Rabon Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Lonnie Glosson   Harmonica
Zeke Turner   Electric Guitar
Ray C. Walker   Background Vocals
Tony Rice Unit   Track Performer
Charlie Collins   Guitar
Kenny Krumbholtz   Electric Bass
Elliot   Bass
Carolin MacDonald   Strings
Willy Ackerman   Drums
Ike Inman   Bass
David Briggs   Piano
Clete Chapman Berg   Drums
Ralph Mayo   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Producer
Tony Rice   Producer
Chet Atkins   Producer
Kris Kristofferson   Producer
Sleepy LaBeef   Producer
Mary McCaslin   Producer
Jesse McReynolds   Producer
Owen Bradley   Producer
A.P. Carter   Composer
David Glasser   Mastering
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Ronnie Light   Producer
Jim McReynolds   Producer
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Bil VornDick   Engineer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Norm Cohen   Liner Notes
Scotty Blevins   Engineer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Elrich Fred Rose   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ruby Rakes   Composer
T. L. Seibert   Composer
Eileen Newton   Composer

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