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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday September 13th, 2017 with Retro Renny
TRAIN TUNES. All aboard an excursion through old timey country, hillbilly boogie, rockabilly with stops in the blues and R&B.

The railroad has had more impact on our language and music than any other technology. Tonight's show features songs about trains in a variety of genres.
C & A Blues
BIG BILL BROONZY - Roots N' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 - ’35 ARC Records/’92 Columbia Legacy/Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Train That Carried The Girl From Town
FRANK HUTCHISON - White Country Blues 1926 -1938 A Lighter Shade Of Blue - ’26 OKeh Records/’93 Columbia Legacy/Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
When The Train Comes Along
UNCLE DAVE MACON with THE FRUIT JAR DRINKERS - Bluegrass Bonaza: String Band Roots 1927-38 - When The Train Comes Along ’34 Victor Records/’01 Proper Records
Train 45
GRAYSON & WHITTER - Music From The Lost Provinces: Old-Time Stringbands from Ashe County & Vicinity, 1927-1931 - ’27 Victor Records/’97 Old Hat Enterprises
Freight Train Blues
ROY ACUFF & HIS SMOKY MOUNTAIN BOYS - The Essential Roy Acuff (1936-1949) - '47 Columbia Records/'92 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Freight Train Boogie
JOHNNY TYLER & THE RIDERS OF THE RIO GRANDE - Hillbilly Boogie Box - '47 RCA Records/'02 Proper Records
Fast Train Through Arkansas
WAYNE RANEY - That Real Hot Boogie Boy (The King Anthology) - '48 King Records/'02 Ace Records
I'm A Little Red Caboose (On The Choo Choo Train Of Love)
MADDOX BROTHERS & ROSE - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight : Ugly And Slouchy - '53 Columbia Records/'06 Bear Family Records
Here Comes That Train
EDDIE BOND - Rockabilly Shakeout - '65 Erwin Records/'92 Ace Records
Train Of Love
JOHNNY CASH & THE TENNESSEE TWO - Johnny Cash: The Sun Years - '56 Sun Records/'90 Rhino Records
Freight Train
LARRY HART - Boppin' Tonight: The Best Of Goldband Rockabilly - ’58 Goldband Records, unissued/’93 Ace Records
Train Kept A-Rollin'
JOHNNY BURNETTE TRIO - Rockabilly Boogie - '56 Coral Records/'89 Bear Family Records
Train Kept A' Rollin'
TINY BRADSHAW & HIS ORCHESTRA - The King R&B Box Set - '51 King Records/'10 Gusto Records
Train Blues
JIMMY LIGGINS & HIS DROPS OF JOY - Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy - ’51 Specialty Records/’90 Ace Records
Train Time Blues
ROY BROWN - Good Rockin' Man The Definitive Collection - '51 DeLuxe Records/'11 Fantastic Voyage/Future Noise Music Ltd.
Number 9 Train
TARHEEL SLIM - More Jump Blues - ’59 Fury Records/’93 Rhino Records
Streamline Train
JESSIE MAE HEMPHILL a.k.a. THE SHE WOLF - Feelin' Good - '97 HMG/HighTone Records/High Water Recording Company
Sunnyland
ELMORE JAMES - Story Of The Blues - '63 unknown label/'69 CBS Records
Interactive CKCU
kevo
im definately loking forward to tonights set!

8:01 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Hey, it's kevo my one dedicated listener! Woo Hoo!

8:03 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Greetings Kevo!

8:03 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
I suggest everyone have a sip everytime they hear the word train.....never mind you'd be drunk by 10 after 8.

8:07 PM, September 13th, 2017
kevo
lol.. ill see if i can keep up!

8:09 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Better not kevo, I don't want to be sued.

8:18 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Train spotting without the smack....

8:23 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Any other passengers along for the ride?

8:25 PM, September 13th, 2017
kevo
oh yeah...alcohol poisoning after the third song lol

8:28 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
If it could happen to Bon Scott it could happen to anybody...Ha, ha, ha!

8:31 PM, September 13th, 2017
kevo
Elisabeth Cotton has a pretty awesome tune titled Freight Train

8:36 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Great choice, Kevo. A quintessential train tune.

8:46 PM, September 13th, 2017
Renny G (host)
She used to teach the Carter Family songs.

8:47 PM, September 13th, 2017