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Freight Train Boogie

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It's kind of a toss-up as to whether this or the German When They Let the Hammer Fall is the best compilation of the Delmore Brothers work from the late '40s and early '50s. When They Let the Hammer Fall is more raucous and up-tempo; the 20-track Freight Train Boogie, though, has more variety. Freight Train Boogie is much easier to locate in the U.S. than When They Let the Hammer Fall. In addition, there's a fair amount of duplication between the anthologies, though each includes several noteworthy songs not on the other. In any case, you won't be disappointed by Freight Train Boogie, whether it's your first exposure to the Delmore Brothers or not. Featuring King material from 1946-1951, it has plenty of high-spirited country boogies, balanced by more traditionally folk-oriented material ("Sand Mountain Blues," "Weary Day") and bluesy, slower numbers, including their biggest hit (and one of their best), "Blues Stay Away from Me." These sides were not only some of the finest country music of the era, but important building blocks of rockabilly and early rock & roll. ~ Richie Unterberger
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Blues Stay Away from Me The Delmore Brothers 2:46
  3. 2 Freight Train Boogie The Delmore Brothers 2:41
  4. 3 Trouble Ain't Nothin' but the Blues The Delmore Brothers 2:31
  5. 4 Boogie Woogie Baby The Delmore Brothers 2:44
  6. 5 Rounder's Blues The Delmore Brothers 2:57
  7. 6 Mobile Boogie The Delmore Brothers 2:43
  8. 7 Used Car Boogie The Delmore Brothers 2:44
  9. 8 Pan American Boogie The Delmore Brothers 2:55
  10. 9 Field Hand Man The Delmore Brothers 2:56
  11. 10 Brown's Ferry Blues The Delmore Brothers 2:33
  12. 11 Peach Tree Street Boogie The Delmore Brothers 2:42
  13. 12 Blues You Never Lose The Delmore Brothers 2:30
  14. 13 Steamboat Bill Boogie The Delmore Brothers 2:34
  15. 14 Muddy Water The Delmore Brothers 2:43
  16. 15 San Mountain Blues The Delmore Brothers 2:39
  17. 16 Hillbilly Boogie The Delmore Brothers 2:42
  18. 17 You Can't Do Wrong and Get By The Delmore Brothers 2:40
  19. 18 Kentucky Mountain The Delmore Brothers 2:38
  20. 19 Weary Day The Delmore Brothers 2:37
  21. 20 Take It to the Captain The Delmore Brothers 2:56

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