Freight Train Boogie

Freight Train Boogie

by The Delmore BrothersThe Delmore Brothers


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It's kind of a toss-up as to whether this or the German When They Let the Hammer Fall is the best compilation of the Delmore Brothers work from the late '40s and early '50s. When They Let the Hammer Fall is more raucous and up-tempo; the 20-track Freight Train Boogie, though, has more variety. Freight Train Boogie is much easier to locate in the U.S. than When They Let the Hammer Fall. In addition, there's a fair amount of duplication between the anthologies, though each includes several noteworthy songs not on the other. In any case, you won't be disappointed by Freight Train Boogie, whether it's your first exposure to the Delmore Brothers or not. Featuring King material from 1946-1951, it has plenty of high-spirited country boogies, balanced by more traditionally folk-oriented material ("Sand Mountain Blues," "Weary Day") and bluesy, slower numbers, including their biggest hit (and one of their best), "Blues Stay Away from Me." These sides were not only some of the finest country music of the era, but important building blocks of rockabilly and early rock & roll.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/1994
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667145527
catalogNumber: 455


  1. Blues Stay Away From Me
  2. Freight Train Boogie
  3. Trouble Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
  4. Boogie Woogie Baby
  5. Rounder's Blues
  6. Mobile Boogie
  7. Used Car Boogie
  8. Pan American Boogie
  9. Field Hand Man
  10. Brown's Ferry Blues
  11. Peach Tree Street Boogie
  12. Blues You Never Lose
  13. Steamboat Bill Boogie
  14. Muddy Water
  15. San Mountain Blues
  16. Hillbilly Boogie
  17. You Can't Do Wrong And Get By
  18. Kentucky Mountain
  19. Weary Day
  20. Take It To The Captain

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delmore Brothers   Primary Artist
Jethro Burns   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Merle Travis   Guitar
Wayne Raney   Harmonica
Alton Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Rabon Delmore   Vocals,Guitar (Electric Tenor),Guitar (Tenor)
Lonnie Glosson   Harmonica
Roy Lanham   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Zeke Turner   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Louis Innis   Guitar
Myers   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Strickland   Pedal Steel Guitar
Roy Starkey   Bass
Ralph Gunter   Bass

Technical Credits

Andre Williams   Composer
Buddy Tate   Composer
Paul King   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Jim Scott   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Neely   Composer

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