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Various Artists - Train Time - 27 Blues Songs About Trains and Train Journeys

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JASMCD3201

Traditionally, there has always been a profound love affair between trains and roots music.

As blues developed as a serious musical genre, during the 1920s and 30s, many of its pioneers travelled from city to city, gig to gig, by hopping aboard moving freight trains.

Their hoboing/rambling 'adventures' gradually became absorbed into their songs, along with metaphors and descriptive phrases like 'riding the rails', 'side-tracked', 'derailed', 'living on the right tracks', 'blowing your stack', etc.

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Traditionally, there has always been a profound love affair between trains and roots music.

As blues developed as a serious musical genre, during the 1920s and 30s, many of its pioneers travelled from city to city, gig to gig, by hopping aboard moving freight trains.

Their hoboing/rambling 'adventures' gradually became absorbed into their songs, along with metaphors and descriptive phrases like 'riding the rails', 'side-tracked', 'derailed', 'living on the right tracks', 'blowing your stack', etc.

This compilation presents twenty-six blues/R&B legends, ranging in fame, importance and influence from Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Tiny Bradshaw (who appears twice), Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins, etc., to lesser-known, mere mortals like Gabriel Brown, Silver Crooks, Willie Love, Soldier Boy Houston, Cousin Leroy, Willie Love and many more.

The songs themselves include classic numbers like 'Mystery Train', 'The Train Kept A-Rollin'', 'Mean Old Train', 'South Bound Train' and 'Train Fare Home'.

Track Listing

1. TRAIN FARE HOME - MUDDY WATERS
2. HOLD THAT TRAIN - GABRIEL BROWN
3. MEMPHIS TRAIN - DICK DAVIS & His Orchestra featuring Sonny Thompson
4. MR. TICKET AGENT - SILVER COOKS & THE GONDOLIERS
5. TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING - LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD
6. STOP THAT TRAIN IN HARLEM - WALTER DAVIS
7. DON'T MISS THAT TRAIN - JOE LIGGINS
8. BUILT LIKE A RAILROAD TRACK - TINY BRADSHAW
9. STANDIN' AT THE STATION - GUITAR SLIM
10. THE TRAIN KEPT A-ROLLIN' - TINY BRADSHAW
11. TRAIN TIME - MEMPHIS SLIM
12. TRAIN BLUES - JIMMY LIGGINS
13. SOUTH BOUND TRAIN - BIG BILL BROONZY
14. SEVENTY FOUR BLUES - WILLIE LOVE & HIS THREE ACES
15. MEAN OLD TRAIN - JOHN LEE HOOKER
16. FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES (WHEN I STARTED HOBOING) - LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS
17. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS - SUNNYLAND SLIM
18. LONESOME OLE TRAIN - JAMES WILLIAMSON
19. TICKET AGENT BLUES - LIL' SON JACKSON
20. MYSTERY TRAIN - LITTLE JUNIOR PARKER
21. NUMBER NINE BLUES - CHAMPION JACK DUPREE
22. AT THE STATION CRYING - SOLDIER BOY HOUSTON
23. MEAN OLD TRAIN - PAPA LIGHTFOOT
24. STOP THAT TRAIN, CONDUCTOR - SNOOKY PRYOR
25. MEAN OLE LONESOME TRAIN - LIGHTNIN' SLIM
26. WAITIN' AT THE STATION - COUSIN LEROY
27. SUNNY LAND - ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
August 12th, 2022
UPC Bar Code No
604988320121