Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs

Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs

by Elizabeth CottenElizabeth Cotten

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)



Recorded in 1957 and early 1958 by Mike Seeger, Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes collects the influential debut sides cut by a then-62-year-old Elizabeth Cotten; even decades after their first release, they remain a veritable primer in the art of finger-picked style guitar playing. The quaint, homespun quality of the material -- much of it recorded at Cotten's home with her grandchildren looking on in silence -- adds immensely to its intimacy and warmth; the sound quality varies wildly from track to track, but the amazing instrumental work shines through regardless on tracks like the opening "Wilson Rag" and the now-standard "Freight Train."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2019
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093070352612
catalogNumber: 703526
Rank: 24869


  1. Wilson Rag
  2. Freight Train
  3. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  4. I Don't Love Nobody
  5. Ain't Got No Honey Baby Now
  6. Graduation March
  7. Honey Babe Your Papa Cares for You
  8. Vastopol
  9. Here Old Rattler Here/Sent for My Fiddle Sent for My Bow/George Buck
  10. Run...Run/Mama Your Son Done Gone
  11. Sweet Bye and Bye/What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  12. Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie
  13. Spanish Flang Dang
  14. When I Get Home

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