freight train

freight train

Tupelo Chain Sex - Freight Train (Elizabeth Cotten)

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From '' Ja-Jazz '' Label: Selma Record Company ‎– SR 002 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition Country: US Released: 1983 Tracklist A1 Everyday's A Holiday Written-By – Tupelo Chain Sex A2 Chainsaw Hornpipe Written-By – Tupelo Chain Sex A3 No Milk Today Written-By – Tupelo Chain Sex A4 Grandfather's Clock Written-By – Hardrock Gunter B1 Homecooking Written-By – "Limey" Dave Dahlson, Joey Altruda B2 Justine Vocals, Written-By – Dewey Terry, Don "Sugarcane" Harris B3 Freight Train Written-By – Elizabeth Cotten B4 White House Rag Written-By – Tupelo Chain Sex B5 Roman Charity Written-By – Tupelo Chain Sex Vocals – "Limey" Dave Dahlson Violin – Don "Sugarcane" Harris Guitar – Jeff Poskin Piano – Zachary Drums – Willie McNeil Bass – Joey Altruda Harmonica – Sim Cass Marimba – Mike Pritchard Saxophone – Duff Engineer – Glen "What Harmonica Track" Holguin* Mastered By – Stan Ross Producer – Jason Mayall Technician [Technical Consultant] – Tony Cahill Technician [Vinyl Transfer] – Glenn Feit Artwork By [Front Cover] – Mike Doud Notes (from the back cover) "A discographical note for collectors: This L.P. has been pressed in a Limited Edition of 1000 copies" ------------------------ "Freight Train" is an American folk song written by Elizabeth Cotten in the early 20th century and popularized during the American folk revival and British skiffle period of the 1950s and 1960s. By Elizabeth’s own account in the 1985 BBC series Down Home, she composed “Freight Train” as a young teenager, inspired by the sound of the trains rolling in on the tracks near her home in North Carolina. Chas McDevitt and Nancy Whiskey recorded the song in 1956. The Elizabeth Cotten recording for the Folksongs and Instrumentals with Guitar album was made by Mike Seeger in late 1957, early 1958, at Elizabeth’s home in Washington, D.C.. Ramblin' Jack Elliott recorded this song in 1957. It is included on the CD The Lost Topic Tapes: Cowes Harbour 1957 Other recorded versions Many artists have since recorded their own version of the song, including Charting versions Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey (# 5 on the UK singles chart in 1957) Rusty Draper (charted to the USA top ten, end of 1957) other Laura Gibson Chet Atkins Jerry Garcia and David Grisman Mike Seeger Pat Donohue Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee Doc Watson and David Holt Joan Baez Peter, Paul and Mary Alex Campbell (singer) Peggy Seeger Pete Seeger Peter Tevis Taj Mahal Ramblin' Jack Elliott Tommy Emmanuel Laura Veirs Lenny Breau Jan og Kjeld Joe Dassin (Je Change Un Peu De Vent) Eila Pellinen (Pakoon, Pakoon) Elizabeth Mitchell Emilie Clepper Calvin Russell.