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Lonesome Whistle - An Anthology Of American Railroad Song

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Lonesome Whistle - An Anthology Of American Railroad Song
Lonesome Whistle - An Anthology Of American Railroad Song


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.


  1. Name
  2. Kelly Harrell-The Wreck On The Southern Old 97
  3. Roy Harvey-The Brave Engineer
  4. Blind Joe Taggart-I Wish My Mother Was On That Train
  5. Ollie Rupert-I Raised My Window And Looked At The Risin' Sun
  6. Sam Collins-Yellow Dog Blues
  7. Williamson Bros & Curry-Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand
  8. Blind Joe Amos (Blind Joe Taggart)-C & O Blues
  9. Roy Harvey-The Wreck Of The Virginian No.3
  10. Tenneva Ramblers-The Longest Train I Ever Saw
  11. Andrew & Jim Baxter-K. C. Railroad Blues
  12. Ed Bell-Mean Conductor Blues
  13. Ed Bell-Frisco Whistle Blues
  14. Blind Lemon Jefferson-Rambler Blues
  15. Blind Lemon Jefferson-Sunshine Special
  16. Henry Whitter & G. B. Grayson-Train 45
  17. Burnett & Rutherford-Ramblin' Reckless Hobo
  18. Allen Brothers-Chattanooga Blues
  19. "Billiken" Johnson And Fred Adams-Sun Beam Blues
  20. Cannon's Jug Stompers-Big Railroad Blues
  21. Tenneva Ramblers-If I Die A Railroad Man
  22. Pink Anderson And Simmie Dooley-C. C. & O. Blues
  23. G. B. Grayson & Henry Whitter-The Red And Green Signal Lights
  24. Sloppy Henry-Royal Palm Special Blues
  25. Furry Lewis-Kassie Jones - Part 1
  26. Frank Hutchison-Hell Bound Train
  27. Nelstone's Hawaiians-North-Bound Train
  28. Jimmie Rodgers-Waiting For A Train
  29. Frenchy's String Band-Texas And Pacific Blues
  30. Mississippi John Hurt-Spike Driver Blues
  31. Carter Family-Engine One-Forty-Three
  32. Carolina Tar Heels-The Train's Done Left Me
  33. Lonnie Coleman-Old Rock Island Blues
  34. Darby & Tarlton-The New York Hobo
  35. E. E. Hack String Band-Western Kentucky Limited
  36. Eddie Mapp And His Harmonica-Riding The Blinds
  37. Buell Kazee-The Hobo's Last Ride
  38. Charley Patton-Pea Vine Blues
  39. Frank Hutchison-Cannonball Blues
  40. Jimmie Rodgers-Train Whistle Blues
  41. Will Bennett-Railroad Bill
  42. Furry Lewis-John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1
  43. Robert Wilkins-Long Train Blues
  44. Memphis Jug Band-K. C. Moan
  45. Darby & Tarlton-Freight Train Ramble
  46. Darby & Tarlton-Lonesome Frisco Line
  47. Blind Sammie (Blind Willie McTell)-Travelin' Blues
  48. Carter Family-Wabash Cannonball
  49. Washington White (Bukka White)-The New 'Frisco Train
  50. Willie Brown-M & O Blues
  51. Walter Davis-M & O Blues
  52. Alabama Sheiks-Travelin' Railroad Man Blues
  53. Lullaby Larkers (Cliff Carlisle)-True And Trembling Brakeman
  54. Walter Davis-Railroad Man Blues
  55. King Solomon Hill-The Gone Dead Train
  56. Big Bill (Big Bill Broonzy)-Too-Too Train Blues
  57. Blind Willie (Blind Willie McTell)-B And O Blues No. 2
  58. Sam McGee-Railroad Blues
  59. Memphis Minnie-Chickasaw Train Blues (Low Down Dirty Thing)
  60. The Delmore Brothers-Blow Yo' Whistle, Freight Train
  61. Bumble Bee Slim-B And O Line Blues
  62. Dallas Jamboree Jug Band-Flying Crow Blues
  63. Meade Lux Lewis-Honky Tonk Train Blues
  64. Monroe Brothers-New River Train
  65. Bill Carlisle-The Heavenly Train
  66. Crowder Brothers-Depot Blues
  67. Monroe Brothers-My Saviour's Train
  68. Little Brother Montgomery-A. & V. Railroad Blues
  69. Black Ivory King-The Flying Crow
  70. Blind Norris-The Katy Blues
  71. Wade Mainer-Train Carry My Girl Back Home
  72. Robert Johnson-Love In Vain
  73. Wade Mainer - Zeke Morris - Steve Ledford-Riding On That Train Forty-Five
  74. Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet-Golden Gate Gospel Train
  75. Roosevelt Antrim-Station Boy Blues
  76. Shelly Lee Alley-Train Whistle Blues
  77. Sleepy John Estes-Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
  78. Cripple Clarence Lofton-Streamline Train
  79. Smith Casey-Santa Fe Blues
  80. The Rouse Brothers-Orange Blossom Special
  81. Bukka White-Special Stream Line
  82. Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)-The Midnight Special
  83. Leadbelly with the Golden Gate Quartet-Rock Island Line
  84. Byron Parker & His Mountaineers-C. & N.W. Railroad
  85. Karl & Harty-Gospel Cannon Ball
  86. Yank Rachell-Hobo Blues
  87. Arthur Crudup-Mean Old Frisco Blues
  88. Leadbelly-Lining Track (Line 'Em)
  89. Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee-Lonesome Train
  90. Sonny Boy Williamson-G. M. & O. Blues
  91. Hank Williams-Pan American
  92. Woody Guthrie-Hard Travelin'
  93. Muddy Waters-Train Fare Home
  94. T-Bone Walker-Railroad Station Blues
  95. Reverend Robert Ballinger-This Train
  96. Elvis Presley-Mystery Train
  97. Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison Blues
  98. Howlin' Wolf-Smokestack Lightnin'
  99. Chuck Berry-Down Bound Train
  100. Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio-Train Kept A Rollin'
  101. Johnny Cash-I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow
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