The Resource Classic railroad songs

Classic railroad songs

Label
Classic railroad songs
Title
Classic railroad songs
Title variation
Classic railroad songs from Smithsonian Folkways
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the railroad expanded across America, it became the inspiration for many songs. This collection features railroad themed songs from artists including Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and more
Member of
Accompanying matter
  • discography
  • bibliography
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • historical information
Cataloging source
IWA
Credits note
Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place
Date time place
Recorded 1942-1981
Dewey number
782.4216213
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1629
LC item number
.C53 2006
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Various performers
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1981
  • 1919-2014
  • 1928-1994
  • 1885-1949
  • 1912-1967
  • 1915-1996
  • 1933-2009
  • 1882-1957
  • 1918-1988
  • 1921-1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Place, Jeffrey
  • Lewis, Furry
  • Seeger, Pete
  • Robertson, Walt
  • Leadbelly
  • Cotten, Elizabeth
  • Houston, Cisco
  • Hilton, L. M
  • Watson, Annie
  • Watson, Doc
  • Terry, Sonny
  • Guthrie, Woody
  • Sorrels, Rosalie
  • McGhee, Brownie
  • Seeger, Mike
  • McClintock, Harry K.
  • Terrell, Henry Grady
  • Mounce, John D
  • Stoneman, Ernest V
  • Sutphin, Vernon L.
  • New Lost City Ramblers
  • Virginia Mountain Boys
  • Iron Mountain String Band
Series statement
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Ballads, English
  • Work songs
  • Folk songs, English
  • Folk music
  • Blues (Music)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Classic railroad songs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Selections originally released 1952-1997; track 11 previously unissued
  • Compact disc
  • Program notes, including bibliography and discography (33 p. : ill.) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (2:56)
  • Jay Gould's daughter
  • (Pete Seeger)
  • (2:38)
  • Railroad Bill
  • (Walt Robertson)
  • (2:08)
  • Linin' track
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (1:15)
  • An excerpt from "Rail dynamics"
  • Freight train
  • (Elizabeth Cotten)
  • (2:43)
  • Drill, ye tarriers, drill
  • (Cisco Houston)
  • (2:30)
  • Zach, the Mormon engineer
  • (L.M. Hilton)
  • (2:02)
  • Lost train blues
  • (recorded by Emory Cook)
  • (The Virginia Mountain Boys)
  • (2:57)
  • The F.F.V.
  • (Annie Watson)
  • (3:52)
  • He's coming to us dead
  • (The New Lost City Ramblers)
  • (3:15)
  • The train that carried my girl from town
  • (Doc Watson)
  • (:24)
  • (2:18)
  • Rock Island Line
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (2:03)
  • Lonesome train
  • (Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie, and Cisco Houston)
  • (3:31)
  • John Henry
  • (Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston)
  • (2:42)
  • Train 45
  • The wreck of the Number Nine
  • (Rosalie Sorrels)
  • (1:36)
  • Freight train blues
  • (Brownie McGhee)
  • (3:36)
  • The New Market wreck
  • (Mike Seeger)
  • (3:39)
  • Jerry, go oil that car
  • (The New Lost City Ramblers)
  • (Haywire Mac)
  • (2:38)
  • Way out in Idaho
  • (Rosalie Sorrels)
  • (3:34)
  • Old John Henry died on the mountain
  • (Henry Grady Terrell)
  • (1:55)
  • Casey Jones
  • (John D. Mounce)
  • (2:18)
  • (:20)
  • Wreck of the Old 97
  • (Pop Stoneman)
  • (2:51)
  • Midnight special
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (2:03)
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • (Doc Watson)
  • (3:17)
  • Kassie Jones
  • Lost train blues
  • (Vernon Sutphin)
  • (1:13)
  • New River train
  • (Iron Mountain String Band)
  • (4:26)
  • Excerpt from "Three little engines and 33 cars"
  • (recorded by Vinton Wight)
  • (:25)
  • (Furry Lewis)
Control code
ocm62888498
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2008642571
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
093074019221
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
SFW CD 40192
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)62888498
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Classic railroad songs
Publication
Note
  • Selections originally released 1952-1997; track 11 previously unissued
  • Compact disc
  • Program notes, including bibliography and discography (33 p. : ill.) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (2:56)
  • Jay Gould's daughter
  • (Pete Seeger)
  • (2:38)
  • Railroad Bill
  • (Walt Robertson)
  • (2:08)
  • Linin' track
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (1:15)
  • An excerpt from "Rail dynamics"
  • Freight train
  • (Elizabeth Cotten)
  • (2:43)
  • Drill, ye tarriers, drill
  • (Cisco Houston)
  • (2:30)
  • Zach, the Mormon engineer
  • (L.M. Hilton)
  • (2:02)
  • Lost train blues
  • (recorded by Emory Cook)
  • (The Virginia Mountain Boys)
  • (2:57)
  • The F.F.V.
  • (Annie Watson)
  • (3:52)
  • He's coming to us dead
  • (The New Lost City Ramblers)
  • (3:15)
  • The train that carried my girl from town
  • (Doc Watson)
  • (:24)
  • (2:18)
  • Rock Island Line
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (2:03)
  • Lonesome train
  • (Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie, and Cisco Houston)
  • (3:31)
  • John Henry
  • (Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston)
  • (2:42)
  • Train 45
  • The wreck of the Number Nine
  • (Rosalie Sorrels)
  • (1:36)
  • Freight train blues
  • (Brownie McGhee)
  • (3:36)
  • The New Market wreck
  • (Mike Seeger)
  • (3:39)
  • Jerry, go oil that car
  • (The New Lost City Ramblers)
  • (Haywire Mac)
  • (2:38)
  • Way out in Idaho
  • (Rosalie Sorrels)
  • (3:34)
  • Old John Henry died on the mountain
  • (Henry Grady Terrell)
  • (1:55)
  • Casey Jones
  • (John D. Mounce)
  • (2:18)
  • (:20)
  • Wreck of the Old 97
  • (Pop Stoneman)
  • (2:51)
  • Midnight special
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (2:03)
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • (Doc Watson)
  • (3:17)
  • Kassie Jones
  • Lost train blues
  • (Vernon Sutphin)
  • (1:13)
  • New River train
  • (Iron Mountain String Band)
  • (4:26)
  • Excerpt from "Three little engines and 33 cars"
  • (recorded by Vinton Wight)
  • (:25)
  • (Furry Lewis)
Control code
ocm62888498
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2008642571
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
093074019221
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
SFW CD 40192
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)62888498
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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