Railroad Songs and Stories

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Sat, 07/06/2019 - 6:00am to 9:00am

Inspired by a long train ride, we collected old country and blues songs about railroad work, train wrecks, and the sound of that lonesome whistle blow.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    6:02
    Artist
    Hank Williams Sr.
    Song
    Lonesome Whistle
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:04
    Artist
    Elizabeth Cotten
    Song
    Freight Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:05
    Artist
    Doc Watson
    Song
    Blue Railroad Train (Live)
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:07
    Artist
    Leadbelly
    Song
    Midnight Special
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:10
    Artist
    Jimmie Rodgers
    Song
    Waiting for the Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:12
    Artist
    J E Mainers Mountaineers
    Song
    John Henry was a Little Boy
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:16
    Artist
    Flatt and Scruggs
    Song
    Big Black Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:18
    Artist
    Hank Snow
    Song
    The Wreck of the Old 97
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:20
    Artist
    Red Foley
    Song
    Freight Train Boogie
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:23
    Artist
    Jimmie Davis
    Song
    The Davis Limited
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:27
    Artist
    Tex Ritter
    Song
    Casey Jones
    Album
    Label

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    6:00
    Artist
    Hank Williams
    Song
    (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:04
    Artist
    Elizabeth Cotten
    Song
    Freight Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:06
    Artist
    Doc Watson
    Song
    Blue Railroad Train (Live)
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:08
    Artist
    Lead Belly
    Song
    Midnight Special
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:10
    Artist
    Jimmie Rodgers
    Song
    Waiting For A Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:12
    Artist
    J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    Song
    John Henry Was A Little Boy
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:14
    Artist
    Flatt & Scruggs
    Song
    Big Black Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:16
    Artist
    Hank Snow
    Song
    The Wreck Of The Old 97
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:18
    Artist
    Red Foley
    Song
    Freight Train Boogie
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:24
    Artist
    Jimmie Davis
    Song
    The Davis Limited
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:26
    Artist
    Tex Ritter
    Song
    Casey Jones
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:28
    Artist
    Roy Acuff
    Song
    Streamline Heartbreaker
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:31
    Artist
    Roy Acuff
    Song
    Freight Train Blues
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:35
    Artist
    Junior Brown
    Song
    My Wife Thinks You're Dead
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:38
    Artist
    The Louvin Brothers
    Song
    Lorene
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:41
    Artist
    Woody Guthrie
    Song
    Bad Repetation
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:43
    Artist
    Wanda Jackson
    Song
    Don'a Wan'a
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:46
    Artist
    The Bailes Brothers
    Song
    That's What We Need
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:48
    Artist
    Charlie Poole
    Song
    The Man That Rode the Mule Around the World
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:51
    Artist
    Country Joe McDonald
    Song
    Blowing Down That Dusty Road
    Album
    Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    6:55
    Artist
    Hank Penny
    Song
    Flamin' Mamie
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:58
    Artist
    Bill Monroe
    Song
    New River Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:02
    Artist
    Johnny Cash
    Song
    On The Evening Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:06
    Artist
    Uncle Dave Macon
    Song
    Wreck Of The Tennessee Gravy Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:09
    Artist
    Annie Watson
    Song
    The F.F.V.
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:14
    Artist
    The Blue Sky Boys
    Song
    East Bound Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:19
    Artist
    Adolph Horner and His Texans
    Song
    Am I Happy
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:20
    Artist
    J E Mainers Mountaineers
    Song
    Concord Rag
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:23
    Artist
    Bob Wills
    Song
    You'll Never Walk Out of My Heart
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:25
    Artist
    Jimmie Davis
    Song
    Worried Mind
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:27
    Artist
    Tex Ritter
    Song
    Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:31
    Artist
    T. Texas Tyler
    Song
    Gals Don't Mean a Thing
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:34
    Artist
    Wanda Jackson
    Song
    Mystery Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:38
    Artist
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Song
    Train of Love
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:41
    Artist
    Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
    Song
    Take The "A" Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:44
    Artist
    Ernest Tubb
    Song
    Waiting For A Train
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:47
    Artist
    Red Gay & Jack Wellman
    Song
    Flat Wheel Train Blues, Pt. 1
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:51
    Artist
    Carolina Cotton
    Song
    I Love To Yodel
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:54
    Artist
    Amede Ardoin
    Song
    Madame Atchen
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    7:58
    Artist
    Rex Griffin
    Song
    You Got to Go to Work
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Patsy Montana
    Song
    Out on the Lone Prairie
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:02
    Artist
    Etta Baker and Cora Phillips
    Song
    Jaybird March
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:05
    Artist
    Ramblin' Jack Elliott
    Song
    Railroad Bill - Duet With Woody Guthrie
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:08
    Artist
    Townes Van Zandt
    Song
    Wabash Cannonball
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:12
    Artist
    Rosalie Sorrels
    Song
    The Wreck Of Number Nine
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:13
    Artist
    Roger Miller
    Song
    Engine Engine #9 [Single Version]
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:16
    Artist
    Buck Owens
    Song
    Hello Trouble
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:18
    Artist
    Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies
    Song
    Right or Wrong
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:21
    Artist
    Hank Snow
    Song
    The Golden Rocket
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:23
    Artist
    Hank Williams
    Song
    Setting The Woods On Fire
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:28
    Artist
    Charlie Poole
    Song
    Look Before You Leap
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:30
    Artist
    Charlie Pride
    Song
    Does my Ring Hurt your Finger
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:32
    Artist
    Kitty Wells
    Song
    It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:35
    Artist
    Farron Young
    Song
    Go Back, You Fool
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:40
    Artist
    Carter Family
    Song
    Blackjack David
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:42
    Artist
    Charlie Poole
    Song
    Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:47
    Artist
    The Highwaymen
    Song
    Desperados Waiting For A Train [Live]
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:51
    Artist
    Merle Haggard
    Song
    Hobo's Meditation - (Same Train - A Different Time)
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:53
    Artist
    Roy Acuff
    Song
    Night Train To Memphis
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    Woody Guthrie
    Song
    Train Breakdown
    Album
    Label