Thursday, December 23, 2021

VA - Train Tracks Vol. 01 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

TRAIN TRACKS

VA - Train Tracks Vol. 01 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

A train song is a song referencing passenger or freight railroads. Trains have been a theme in both traditional and popular music since the first half of the 19th century and over the years have appeared in all major musical genres, including folk, blues, country, rock, jazz, world, classical and avant-garde. While the prominence of railroads has faded in recent decades, the train endures as a common image in popular song. (Wikipedia)

There are literally thousands of songs about trains both, physically and metaphorically. As a metaphor for life, trains can move forward at full speed, veer off the tracks or become full-on wrecks, so it’s no wonder there are so many songs that invoke life on the rails.

The following selections are part of a multi-volume series that will include Train tracks in the Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Soul, Psychedelic Rock, Indie, Progressive Rock and Country genres.

Volume 1 is dedicated to Rock songs that reference trains physically and metaphorically. I hope you will enjoy the first 60 tracks. 

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Track lists


CD1

01 Q65 Ridin' on a Slow Train 4:10

02 Free     Catch a Train 3:32

03 Link Wray Mystery Train 4:41

04 Chris Smither It Takes a Lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to Cry 4:26

05 Bruce Springsteen Downbound Train 3:37

06 Mark Seymour & the Undertow Football Train 3:22

07 Medicine Boy Time is a Train 4:11

08 Mark Lanegan Band Deep Black Vanishing Train 3:09

09 Chris Rea Last Train 6:33

10 Hem Betting on Trains 2:44

11 Bobby Charles Last Train to Memphis 3:02

12 Waler Salas-Humara Diner By the Train 6:29

13 Kinks Last of the Steam Powered Trains 4:09

14 Steve Miller Freight Train Blues 2:48

15 John Fogerty Big Train (From Memphis) 2:58

16 Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Blue Train 6:45

17 Crazy Horse Gone Dead Train 4:09

18 Savoy Brown Slow Train 2:53

19 Steamhammer Hold That Train 5:34

20 Chuck Berry All Aboard 2:09


CD2

21 Creedence Clearwater Revival Graveyard Train 8:37

22 Steve Darbishire Trains Trains 3:37

23 Rj Fox Parallel Trains 5:48

24 JJ Cale Lonesome Train 3:09

25 Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin' 3:29

26 Steve Winwood Night Train 7:51

27 Electric Light Orchestra Last Train to London 4:34

28 Randy Newman Dixie Flyer 4:09

29 Sue Foley Mean Old Lonesome Train 3:22

30 Cat Stevens Peace Train 4:11

31 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Runaway Trains 5:12

32 Jumble Lane A Train Ago Last Saturday 3:46

33 Al Stewart Trains 8:16

34 Eric Burdon Slow Moving Train 5:25

35 Link Protrudi & the Jaymen Night Train 3:02

36 Soul Asylum Runaway Train 4:19

37 Rolling Stones Silver Train 4:28

38 Black Crowes A Train Still Makes a Lonely Sound 4:23

39 Robin Trower & Jack Bruce Last Train to the Stars [Feat. Jack Bruce] 3:22

40 Joe Bonamassa Distant Lonesome Train 5:53


CD3

41 Joe Bonamassa Slow Train 6:49

42 Louise Hoffsten Slow Train 3:48

43 Shooter Jennings Slow Train 3:41

44 Van Morrison Evening Train 2:50

45 Go Grall Blues Band So Down Train 5:39

46 Neil Young and the International Harvesters Southern Pacific 7:52

47 Dolly Rocker Movement Steam Train Blues 5:04

48 Phish Back on the Train 3:02

49 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Ain't No Brakeman 4:05

50 Adaen Sounds of Running Trains 5:23

51 Big Big Train Last Train 6:27

52 Jeff Beck Group New Ways Train Train 5:54

53 Mother Earth Stop the Train 3:23

54 John Mayer Stop This Train 4:45

55 Gravy Train Climb Aboard the Gravy Train 3:08

56 East Side Kids Subway Train 2:01

57 Tony Joe White Taking the Midnite Train 4:06

58 Ocean Colour Scene The Day We Caught the Train 3:06

59 Consortium The Day the Train Never Came 2:47

60 Jimi Hendrix Hear My Train A-Comin' 5:38

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40 comments:

  1. As always you put together such interesting music. I'm afraid the picture doesn't include a link yet though ;(

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  2. Hi BB,

    You're pointed to the image not the file.

    -Cheers

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    1. Yoeshka is correct......File Pic goes to pic only

      Cheers

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    2. Sorry about that Fiscian.
      Now fixed.

      Cheers.

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    3. I use to design websites, I've done that myself too many times to count.

      I don't know if you have seen this site but it might be fun for some: https://secondhandsongs.com/

      -Cheers

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    4. Thank for the link Fiscian,
      Missing a link usually happens when I have been distracted for some reason. Any how you are all generous and patient.
      I hope you like the choices.

      Cheers

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  3. BB, when I saw the title, my first thought was "The Midnight Special" (Leadbelly, CCR, etc). I'm surprised it's not included. But like you said, there has to be thousands of songs based on or about trains. Oh, and my second thought - Train Kept a-Rollin' by Johnny Burnette or Aerosmith, etc. And that one too not on your set, LOL. It's all cool :)

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    1. Near where I grew up:

      Tex Ritter - Teneha, Timpson, Bobo and Blair

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qru3jFuvs8

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  4. Butter -best to you and yours and let's make it a great new year. And I do consider you an electronid and musical friend.

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    1. Hi djmcblues2,
      I appreciate you kind words and like a friend I enjoy your visits and comments.
      I always look at your comps and ask myself the question why didn't I think of that.
      That is what makes the world go around I suppose.
      Best wishes for the Holiday Season and let hope 2022 is much better than the last few.

      Cheers.

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  5. Lots of great Train songs! Love it. Like everyone else I have a couple that I thought of right away. Neil Young "Southern Pacific" is one. Even sounds like a train. But tons more obviously. I will send you a link to my comp of Train songs I made some time ago for a nephew that was totally into trains.

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    1. I'm slow tonight. I see you do have Southern Pacific. Doh!

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    2. Thanks Pol.
      A lot of train songs around.
      I look forward to your track list and compilation.

      Cheers.

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    3. https://ufile.io/f8tdlsq4
      and
      https://ufile.io/535nsaj2

      I haven't published them on my site (will be there in January) and maybe there's a track that's not on your many volumes (hopefully coming soon!)

      https://polinatewtc.blogspot.com/

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    4. btw, Love the Track Track font on your cover!

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    5. Hi Pol.
      Thanks for the links. Appreciated.
      The artwork comes from a book I have.

      Cheers.

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  6. Hi BB,
    If you ever consider doing a Train Tracks Vol. 2, I've got quite a few of suggestions. Is there there an email I can send you some ideas?

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    1. Hi Bonita,
      I have 4 more Train Track Volumes still to deliver. I am always open to suggestions and welcome your list. Send it here butter2020ap@protonmail.com

      Cheers.


      Cheers.

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  7. Oh, marvelous concept BB. Looking forward to listening to this lot. Thank you.

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    1. Hi LeKermitage
      Thank you.More in the future.

      Cheers.

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  8. Nice compilation again BB!!
    Everytime I think of "train songs", the first one in mind is "To traino fevgei stis okto" [The train leaves at eight] a greek song composed by the great Mikis Theodorakis, who passed away last September. Here is an instrumental version of the song by The Walkabouts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETkMcOivjbo
    Cheers!!

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    1. Hi Manolis,
      I am contemplating a readers version of "Train Tracks"
      I am sure there will be enough to fill another set.

      Thank you also for the link to a beautiful song. Tonight I drink Ouzo... too.

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  9. Nice collection! Thanks! How about Mallard: 'Desperados waiting for a train' for the next volume? And Rory Gallagher's 'Empire State Express'? Oh, and Captain Beefheart's 'Click Clack'? I could go on...

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    1. Hi simonmsmith,
      As I said to Manolis above, I am contemplating a readers version of "Train Tracks"
      I am sure there will be enough to fill another set.
      Stay safe and enjoy all around you.

      Cheers

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  10. Thanks BB for these compilations of "Choo Choo Train!" Please...Non Stop Butterboy Compilations!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSSKKhRG84M&ab_channel=jrgbello

    ...And I wish you all a happy Christmas Eve.
    Friendly
    Patrick

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    1. Thank you Patrick,
      Best wishes to you and all who are around you.

      Cheers.

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    1. Hi Fieldhippy,
      I am glad you like the idea.

      Cheers.

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  12. I have a friend that just loves train songs so she will be thrilled with this series. Thanks! And thanks for all the great shares. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a healthy, happy New Year.

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    1. Hi hotrodmike,
      Merry Christmas to you and your family. I am sure the New Year will be better.
      I hope you friend will enjoy the series.
      Stay safe.

      Cheers.

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  13. It has been some years that I had to use a train but songs are always good. Thanks BB and Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones!

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    1. Thank you Little Bill.
      I remember fondly the thrill of a train ride when i was a child.
      Its a nice memory. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year.

      Cheers.

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  14. Thank you for the train songs, and all the best to you and your family over the holiday season.

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    1. Hi Crab Devil.
      "Train Tracks" is a fun series to pull together.
      You also enjoy the Holiday Season and have fun.

      Cheers.

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  15. I have been working on a similar project myself for a couple of years, this will help fill in the blanks. Thanks and have happy holiday season.

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    1. Hi Zeeb,
      I am seeing quite a few visitors who have Train compilations, I didn't realise it would be so popular.
      Happy Holidays to you and yours.

      Cheers.

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