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


  • £10.49

Cat. no: JASMCD3201
Format: CD
Barcode: 604988320121
Release Date: 02 Sep 2022
Genre: Blues

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 infuence 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'. 

Tracks: Train Fare Home - Muddy Waters / Hold That Train - Gabriel Brown / Memphis Train - Dick Davis & His Orchestra Featuring Sonny Thompson / Mr. Ticket Agent - Silver Cooks & The Gondoliers / Train Whistle Blowing - Little Willie Littlefeld / Stop That Train In Harlem - Walter Davis / Don't Miss That Train - Joe Liggins / Built Like A Railroad Track - Tiny Bradshaw / Standin' At The Station - Guitar Slim / The Train Kept A- Rollin' - Tiny Bradshaw / Train Time - Memphis Slim / Train Blues - Jimmy Liggins / South Bound Train - Big Bill Broonzy / Seventy Four Blues - Willie Love & His Three Aces / Mean Old Train - John Lee Hooker / Freight Train Blues (When I Started Hoboing) - Lightnin' Hopkins / City Of New Orleans - Sunnyland Slim / Lonesome Ole Train - James Williamson / Ticket Agent Blues - Lil' Son Jackson / Mystery Train - Little Junior Parker / Number Nine Blues - Champion Jack Dupree / At The Station Crying - Soldier Boy Houston / Mean Old Train - Papa Lightfoot / Stop That Train, Conductor - Snooky Pryor / Mean Ole Lonesome Train - Lightnin' Slim / Waitin' At The Station - Cousin Leroy / Sunny Land - Elmore James & His Broomdusters

More From This Artist: Big Bill Broonzy Champion Jack Dupree Cousin Leroy Dick Davis & His Orchestra Featuring Sonny Thompso Elmore James & His Broomdusters Gabriel Brown Guitar Slim James Williamson Jimmy Liggins Joe Liggins John Lee Hooker Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Slim Lil' Son Jackson Little Junior Parker Little Willie Littlefeld Memphis Slim Muddy Waters Papa Lightfoot Silver Cooks & The Gondoliers Snooky Pryor Soldier Boy Houston Sunnyland Slim Tiny Bradshaw Walter Davis Willie Love & His Three Aces

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