Lonesome Whistle - An Anthology Of American Railroad Song

Various Artists

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4
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2-5 days
Genre
Blues
Label
Proper Box
Released
May 14, 2012

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

100 track collection celebrating the impact the railroad had on USA's population.

The constant movement of people away and towards better or worse situations and the trains that got them there are a large part of the lyrical consciousness of all American Folk music.

In this extensive Proper Records collection we have a cross-section of genres that perfectly illustrate the impact the railways had on the movement, sound, and consciousness of musicians from all strands of the Folk music of the USA.

Tracks from household names such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley mingle with the obscure.

Included are all the hallmarks of the series - a booklet filled with the "musical" story of the early American railroads, rare photos and discographical information.

Press Quotes

"What a simply magnificent set. Enough obscurity to satisfy everyone. A musical gold-mine."

fRoots

"Like those building the railways, the artists on this compilation were pioneers..."

Irish World

"The glory days of the railroad may have long past, but, as this collection shows, its hold over popular imagination continues to echo down the ages."

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX168
Barcode 0805520021685
Number of items 4
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 152g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 126mm x 18mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Kelly Harrell-The Wreck On The Southern Old 97 -
2. Roy Harvey-The Brave Engineer -
3. Blind Joe Taggart-I Wish My Mother Was On That Train -
4. Ollie Rupert-I Raised My Window And Looked At The Risin' Sun -
5. Sam Collins-Yellow Dog Blues -
6. Williamson Bros & Curry-Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand -
7. Blind Joe Amos (Blind Joe Taggart)-C & O Blues -
8. Roy Harvey-The Wreck Of The Virginian No.3 -
9. Tenneva Ramblers-The Longest Train I Ever Saw -
10. Andrew & Jim Baxter-K. C. Railroad Blues -
11. Ed Bell-Mean Conductor Blues -
12. Ed Bell-Frisco Whistle Blues -
13. Blind Lemon Jefferson-Rambler Blues -
14. Blind Lemon Jefferson-Sunshine Special -
15. Henry Whitter & G. B. Grayson-Train 45 -
16. Burnett & Rutherford-Ramblin' Reckless Hobo -
17. Allen Brothers-Chattanooga Blues -
18. "Billiken" Johnson And Fred Adams-Sun Beam Blues -
19. Cannon's Jug Stompers-Big Railroad Blues -
20. Tenneva Ramblers-If I Die A Railroad Man -
21. Pink Anderson And Simmie Dooley-C. C. & O. Blues -
22. G. B. Grayson & Henry Whitter-The Red And Green Signal Lights -
23. Sloppy Henry-Royal Palm Special Blues -
24. Furry Lewis-Kassie Jones - Part 1 -
25. Frank Hutchison-Hell Bound Train -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Nelstone's Hawaiians-North-Bound Train -
2. Jimmie Rodgers-Waiting For A Train -
3. Frenchy's String Band-Texas And Pacific Blues -
4. Mississippi John Hurt-Spike Driver Blues -
5. Carter Family-Engine One-Forty-Three -
6. Carolina Tar Heels-The Train's Done Left Me -
7. Lonnie Coleman-Old Rock Island Blues -
8. Darby & Tarlton-The New York Hobo -
9. E. E. Hack String Band-Western Kentucky Limited -
10. Eddie Mapp And His Harmonica-Riding The Blinds -
11. Buell Kazee-The Hobo's Last Ride -
12. Charley Patton-Pea Vine Blues -
13. Frank Hutchison-Cannonball Blues -
14. Jimmie Rodgers-Train Whistle Blues -
15. Will Bennett-Railroad Bill -
16. Furry Lewis-John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1 -
17. Robert Wilkins-Long Train Blues -
18. Memphis Jug Band-K. C. Moan -
19. Darby & Tarlton-Freight Train Ramble -
20. Darby & Tarlton-Lonesome Frisco Line -
21. Blind Sammie (Blind Willie McTell)-Travelin' Blues -
22. Carter Family-Wabash Cannonball -
23. Washington White (Bukka White)-The New 'Frisco Train -
24. Willie Brown-M & O Blues -
25. Walter Davis-M & O Blues -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Alabama Sheiks-Travelin' Railroad Man Blues -
2. Lullaby Larkers (Cliff Carlisle)-True And Trembling Brakeman -
3. Walter Davis-Railroad Man Blues -
4. King Solomon Hill-The Gone Dead Train -
5. Big Bill (Big Bill Broonzy)-Too-Too Train Blues -
6. Blind Willie (Blind Willie McTell)-B And O Blues No. 2 -
7. Sam McGee-Railroad Blues -
8. Memphis Minnie-Chickasaw Train Blues (Low Down Dirty Thing) -
9. The Delmore Brothers-Blow Yo' Whistle, Freight Train -
10. Bumble Bee Slim-B And O Line Blues -
11. Dallas Jamboree Jug Band-Flying Crow Blues -
12. Meade Lux Lewis-Honky Tonk Train Blues -
13. Monroe Brothers-New River Train -
14. Bill Carlisle-The Heavenly Train -
15. Crowder Brothers-Depot Blues -
16. Monroe Brothers-My Saviour's Train -
17. Little Brother Montgomery-A. & V. Railroad Blues -
18. Black Ivory King-The Flying Crow -
19. Blind Norris-The Katy Blues -
20. Wade Mainer-Train Carry My Girl Back Home -
21. Robert Johnson-Love In Vain -
22. Wade Mainer - Zeke Morris - Steve Ledford-Riding On That Train Forty-Five -
23. Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet-Golden Gate Gospel Train -
24. Roosevelt Antrim-Station Boy Blues -
25. Shelly Lee Alley-Train Whistle Blues -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Sleepy John Estes-Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues) -
2. Cripple Clarence Lofton-Streamline Train -
3. Smith Casey-Santa Fe Blues -
4. The Rouse Brothers-Orange Blossom Special -
5. Bukka White-Special Stream Line -
6. Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)-The Midnight Special -
7. Leadbelly with the Golden Gate Quartet-Rock Island Line -
8. Byron Parker & His Mountaineers-C. & N.W. Railroad -
9. Karl & Harty-Gospel Cannon Ball -
10. Yank Rachell-Hobo Blues -
11. Arthur Crudup-Mean Old Frisco Blues -
12. Leadbelly-Lining Track (Line 'Em) -
13. Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee-Lonesome Train -
14. Sonny Boy Williamson-G. M. & O. Blues -
15. Hank Williams-Pan American -
16. Woody Guthrie-Hard Travelin' -
17. Muddy Waters-Train Fare Home -
18. T-Bone Walker-Railroad Station Blues -
19. Reverend Robert Ballinger-This Train -
20. Elvis Presley-Mystery Train -
21. Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison Blues -
22. Howlin' Wolf-Smokestack Lightnin' -
23. Chuck Berry-Down Bound Train -
24. Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio-Train Kept A Rollin' -
25. Johnny Cash-I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow -