I GOT THE FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES

Latest update on 01/02/2017

Artist: Red Foley
Author: trad./John Liar
Label: Romeo
Year: 1934

Written for him. Lair introduced Red on the radio.

Covers:

1936:

Roy Acuff [as Freight Train Blues; vocal: Sam 'Dynamite' Hatcher; Roy just provided the steam whistle effects; his own first vocal version was cut in '47, his hit version's from '65]

1936:

Callahan Brothers

1949:

Weavers [idem]

1951:

Webb Pierce [idem]

1951:

Anita Carter

1959:

Rambling Jack Elliott [as Freight Train]

1959:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1962:

Bob Dylan [on debut album, crediting Roy Acuff while probably knowing the tune through Rambling Jack]

1975:

Happy & Artie Traum

1982:

Boxcar Willie

Same title, different song by Lightnin' Hopkins, by Fred McDowell ('59) and by Trixie Smith ('24 - Paramount), written by Thomas Dorsey and covered by Clara Smith.

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