Mystery Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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: 3/11/1997
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 011661112926
  • Catalog Number: 1129

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Casey Jones - Johnny Cash (3:00)
  2. 2 Freight Train Boogie - The Whitstein Brothers (2:31)
  3. 3 City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman (3:50)
  4. 4 Mystery Train - Sleepy LaBeef (1:47)
  5. 5 The Cannonball - The Carter Family (2:57)
  6. 6 Big Black Train - Flatt & Scruggs (2:24)
  7. 7 Red Ball to Natchez - The Delmore Brothers & Wayne Raney (3:04)
  8. 8 Take the "A" Train - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (3:07)
  9. 9 Waiting for a Train - Hank Snow (2:16)
  10. 10 Life's Railway to Heaven - Patsy Cline (2:50)
  11. 11 Old Train - Tony Rice (2:09)
  12. 12 Bringing in the Georgia Mail - Jim & Jesse (2:03)
  13. 13 Train 45 - The Stanley Brothers (2:44)
  14. 14 Last Cannonball - Mary McCaslin (2:10)
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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)
The Stanley Brothers Track Performer
Ralph Stanley Banjo
Sam Bush Mandolin, Baritone (Vocal)
The Carter Family Track Performer
Johnny Cash Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Floyd Cramer Piano
The 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
The Whitstein Brothers Track Performer
Steve Goodman Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
The 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 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
The Tony Rice Unit Track Performer
Charlie Collins Guitar
Kenny Krumbholtz Electric Bass
Al 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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