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Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Down in a Coal Mine - Edison Concert Band/Otto Langley/Edison Concert Band
    2. Mining Camp Blues - Trixie Smith
    3. Sprinkle Coal Dust on My Grave - Orville J. Jenks
    4. Coal Miner's Blues - The Carter Family
    5. Hard Times in Coleman's Mine - Aunt Molly Jackson
    6. He's Only a Miner Killed in the Ground - Ted Chestnut
    7. Coal Black Mining Blues - Nimrod Workman
    8. '31 Depression Blues - Ed Sturgill
    9. Prayer of a Miner's Child - Dock Boggs (live)
    10. That Twenty-Five Cents You Paid - Sarah Ogan Gunning (live)
    11. L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore, The - Jean Ritchie (live)
    12. Dark as a Dungeon - Merle Travis
    13. Come All You Coal Miners - Reel World String Band
    14. My Sweetheart's the Mule in the Mines - Mike Kline
    15. Thirty Inch Coal - Hobo Jack Adkins
    16. Blakc Waters - Jim Ringer
    17. Roof Boltin' Daddy - Gene Carpenter
    18. Dream of a Miner's Child - Carter Stanley
    19. Coal Miner's Boogie - George Davis
    20. Yablonski Murder, The - Hazel Dickens
    21. What Are We Gonna Do? - Dorothy Myles
    22. Explosion at Derby Mine - Charlie Maggard
    23. Blind Fiddler - Jim "Bud" Stanley
    24. Loadin' Coal - John Hutchinson
    25. Coal Town Saturday Night - Randall Hylton
    26. It's Been a Long Time - Roger Hall/Sonny Houston/Roger Hall/Sonny Houston
    27. Fountain Filled with Blood - James Caudill
    0. DISC 2:
    1. West Viriginia Mine Disaster - Molly Stemp
    2. Union Man - Blue Highway
    3. Blue Diamond Mines - Robin & Linda Williams
    4. Set Yourself Free - Billy Gene Mullins
    5. Redneck War - Ron Short
    6. Sixteen Tons - Ned Beatty
    7. There Will Be No Black Lung (Up in Heaven) - Rev. Joe Freeman
    8. Deep Mine Blues - Nick Stump
    9. I'm a Coal Mining Man - Tom T. Hall
    10. Dirty Black Coal - Kenny Davis
    11. Black Lung - AJ Roach
    12. Coal Dust Kisses - Suzanne Mumpower-Johnson
    13. Coal Tattoo - Dale Jett
    14. Strip Miner's Life, A - Don Stanley & Middle Creek
    15. Daddy's Dinner Bucket - Ralph Stanley II
    16. In Those Mines - Valerie Smith
    17. Miner's Prayer - Dwight Yoakam/Ralph Stanley
    18. Dyin' to Make a Livin' - W.V. Hill
    19. You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive - Darrell Scott
    20. They Can't Put It Back - Jack Wright
    21. Which Side Are You On? - Natalie Merchant
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 500102

  • Credits
    ProducerAlan Maggard; W.V. Hill; Dub Cornett; Linda D. Williams; Charles R. Freeland; Jack Wright
    EngineerAlan Maggard; W.V. Hill; David Castle; George Cowan; George Korson; Doug Dorschug; Jeff Kiser; Paula Wolak; Sandy & Caroline Paton; Todd Vos; Alan Maggard; Jim Price

    Personnel: Jason Burleson (vocals, guitar, banjo); Mike Kline, Rev. Joe Freeman, Darrell Scott, Nick Stump, Don Stanley, Orville J. Jenks, John Hutchison, Sonny Houston, George Davis, Jean Ritchie, Jim Ringer, Kenny Davis, Ralph Stanley II, Randall Hylton, Sara Carter, Tim Stafford, Merle Travis, Hobo Jack Adkins, Dale Jett, Carter Stanley (vocals, guitar); Dwight Yoakam (vocals, acoustic guitar); Rob Ickes (vocals, dobro); Dock Boggs, Sue Massek (vocals, banjo); W.V. Hill, Anthony Keyes, James Caudill, Ned Beatty, Rev. Sandra Jones, Dub Cornett, Hazel Dickens, Beverly D'Angelo, Natalie Merchant, Nimrod Workman, Sarah Ogan Gunning, Aunt Molly Jackson, Tom T. Hall, Trixie Smith, Valerie Smith (vocals); Roger Hall (tenor, banjo); Steve Cooley (guitar, banjo, mandolin); Jimmy Mattingly (guitar, mandolin); Chris Eldridge, Dudley Connell, Edith Drake, Frank Joines, Graham Maby, Bev Futrell, Chuck Tipton, Danny Ferrington, James Alan Shelton, Mother Maybelle Carter, Mike Seeger, Robert Bowlin, Ronny Cox, Asa Martin, John Kaparakis, Junior Blankenship (guitar); Chuck Rich (steel guitar); Andy Hall (resonator guitar); Linda D. Williams, Bob Siggins, Ralph Stanley, Steve Sparkman, Richie Stearns, Charlie Dixon (banjo); Becky Buller (claw hammer banjo, viola); Matt McElroy (claw hammer banjo); Glen Harlow, Oscar Harris, Ernie Thacker, Jimmy Gaudreau, John Rigsby, Ralph Rinzler, Wayne Benson, Aaron Williams, Curley Lambert (mandolin); Curley Ray Cline, Fiddlin' Doc Roberts, Glen Duncan , Steve Edwards , Kevin Jackson, James Price, Karen Jones, Art Stamper, Vernon Derrick, Judy Hyman (fiddle); Buster Bailey (clarinet); Louis Armstrong (cornet); Charlie Green (trombone); Denny Rice, Fletcher Henderson (piano); Stanley Almon (keyboards); Allison Miller (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Alan Maggard; David Castle; Todd Vos.
    Recording information: Appalachian Folk Festival, Clinch Valley College, Wise,; Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, NY; Blue Monday Studio; Highlander Center, New Market, TN; Jewel Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH; Maggard Studio; M-Pire Studio, Van Nuys, CA; Seedtime On The Cumberland Festival, Whitesburg, KY; Sounds Reel Studios, Kingsport, TN; Tom T. & Dixie Hall's Studio, Franklin, TN; WBT Studio, Charlotte, NC; Welch, West Virginia.
    Authors: Rev. Joe Freeman; Gardiner Harris; Dwight Yoakam; Orville J. Jenks; Joe "Flip" Wilson; Archie Green; Jon Lohman; Elder Elwood Cornett; Loretta Lynn; Tim Stafford; Woody Guthrie; Merle Travis.
    Editor: Sharon Hatfield.
    Photographers: Earl Palmer ; Gene DuBey; Earl Dotter; Jim Gibson ; Russell Lee.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Beverly D'Angelo.
    Arranger: Dock Boggs.

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.46) - "[The recordings] not only document nearly a century of coal-mining songs and survey of the development of American folk and country music, but provide an insider's look into America's past."
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