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Freight Train Boogie
Composer: Jim Scott / Bob Nabor

Freight Train Boogie was performed by the Log Cabin Boys (Jerry Garcia, David Nelson, Sandy Rothman and Dan Healy) at the Grateful Dead Thanksgiving dinner in 1986.

Uncertain of the authorship of this song. Some recording credit Jim Scott and Bob Nabor, others the Delmore Brothers and a few suggest the song is traditional.



Recordings

no info Single (Freight Train Boogie / Somebody Else's Darling), Delmore Brothers, 1946
info Songs By The Delmore Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, 1958
no info Single (Blues Stay Away From Me / Freight Train Boogie), Delmore Brothers, 1959
info A Tribute To The Delmore Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, 1960
info Country Song, Reno and Smiley, 1960
no info Single (Money, Marbles And Chalk / Freight Train Boogie), Don Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups, 1960
no info EP (Freight Train Boogie / East Bound Freight Train / She Has Forgotten / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die), Reno & Smiley, 1961
no info Single (Freight Train Boogie / Sweet Sweet Thing), Delmore Brothers, 1964
no info 24 Country Songs, Reno & Smiley, 1967
info Elementary Doctor Watson!, Doc Watson, 1972
no info The Best Of, Reno & Smiley, 1975
info Banjoman Soundtrack, Various Artists (Doc and Merle Watson), 1977
no info 20 Bluegrass Originals, Reno & Smiley, 1978
no info Get In Line Brother, Roger Bellow, 1980
no info When They Let the Hammer Fall, The Delmore Brothers, 1984
no info Freight Train Boogie, Special Consensus, 1986
no info A Song For Everyone, Bill Harrell & the Virginians, 1987
no info Trouble Ain't Nothing But The Blues, Whitstein Brothers, 1987
info Family & Friends, Don Reno, 1988
no info Classic Bluegrass, Bill Harrell & The Virginians, 1991
no info Preachin' the Blues, The Blue Rider Trio, 1991
info Are You from Dixie?: Great Country Brother Teams of the 1930s, Various Artists (Delmore Brothers), 1991
info Freight Train Boogie, The Delmore Brothers, 1993
info Early Years 1951-59, Reno and Smiley, 1994
no info On the Air, Vols. 1 & 2, The Maddox Brothers & Rose, 1995
info Limited Edition, David Nelson, 1996
no info Willow, Mac Benford and the Woodshed All-Stars, 1996
no info Never Was Plugged, John Rossbach, 1996
info Elementary Doctor Watson! / Then and Now, Doc Watson, 1997
info Mystery Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Whitstein Brothers), 1997
no info 25th Anniversary, Special Consensus, 2000
no info Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame 2001, Delmore Brothers, 2001
info Freight Train Boogie, Various Artists (Kevin Russell), 2001
info Then and Now/Two Days in November, Doc & Merle Watson, 2002 (exp version)
no info Songs from Home, Doc Watson, 2002
no info Tennessee Saturday Night, Red Foley, 2002
info American Roots: The Essential Album, Various Artists (Delmore Brothers), 2002
no info Tennessee Stud, Doc Watson, 2003
no info Everybody's Tuned To The Radio: Rural Music Traditions In West Georgia, 1947-1979, Various Artists (Storey Sisters), 2003
no info The Roots of Rock 'N' Roll, Various Artists (Delmore Brothers), 2003
no info America's Music, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, 2004
no info Tennessee Saturday Night: 25 Greatest Hits, Red Foley, 2004
no info Best Of Bluegrass: Long Journey Home, Various Artists (Reno & Smiley), 2004
no info Step It Up and Go! Tearing Up the Roots of Rock 'N Roll, Various Artists (Delmore Brothers), 2004
info Bluegrass Express, Various Artists (Don Reno and Tony Rice), 2004
no info Here We Go Again, Ed Bentley, 2005
no info The Iron Horse: Vintage Railroad Songs, 1926 - 1952, Various Artists (Red Foley), 2005
no info Sugarfoot Rag: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight, Red Foley, 2006
no info Boogie Woogie Cowboy, Phil Trigwell & The Bandhagos, 2006
info Leaving Home, Runaway String Band, 2006
info Vol. 2: The Later Years 1933-1952, The Delmore Brothers, 2007
no info Early Morning Blues: The Complete Sessions, The Blue Rider Trio, 2007
no info Blues Stay Away from Me, The Delmore Brothers, 2008
no info Danny Beach, Danny Beach, 2008
no info Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1947, Various Artists (Delmore Brothers), 2008
no info Country Music, Willie Nelson, 2010

 
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