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Subject: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 Sep 07 - 10:46 PM

I just encountered a very attractive little (74 page) book called Music of Coal--complete with two CDs. (Lonesome Records and Publishing.) It's hard-covered, and is essentially a photo essay on mining songs from Appalachian coalfields, with excellent notes, full lyrics and impressive photography. You can buy it direct from the publisher ($35) or from CAMSCO Music ($28+. Shipping at actual cost 50 cents + Media Mail cost.)
Details at www.lpoy.org/music_of_coal.htm


CD Tracklists:
*Volume One*
1. Down in a Coal Mine (Excerpt) 1:25
The Edison Concert Band
2. Mining Camp Blues 2:59
Trixie Smith
3. Sprinkle Coal Dust on My Grave 2:46
Orville Jenks
4. Coal Miner's Blues 3:04
The Carter Family
5. Hard Times in Coleman's Mine 2:36
Aunt Molly Jackson
6. He's Only a Miner Killed in the Ground 2:35
Ted Chestnut
7. Coal Black Mining Blues 1:13
Nimrod Workman
8. '31 Depression Blues 2:52
Ed Sturgill
9. Prayer of a Miner's Child 1:51
Dock Boggs
10. That Twenty-Five Cents You Paid 2:25
Sarah Ogan Gunning
11. The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore 3:10
Jean Ritchie
12. Dark as a Dungeon 1:55
Merle Travis
13. Come All You Coal Miners 2:21
The Reel World String Band
14. My Sweetheart's the Mule in the Mines 0:22
Mike Kline
15. Thirty Inch Coal 2:36
Hobo Jack Adkins
16. Black Waters 3:38
Jim Ringer
17. Roof Boltin' Daddy 2:26
Gene Carpenter
18. Dream of a Miner's Child 2:46
Carter Stanley
19. Coal Miner's Boogie 2:57
George Davis
20. The Yablonski Murder 3:00
Hazel Dickens
21. What Are We Gonna Do? 3:01
Dorothy Myles
22. Explosion at Derby Mine 4:02
Charlie Maggard
23. Blind Fiddler 3:05
Jim "Bud" Stanley
24. Loadin' Coal 2:29
John Hutchison
25. Coal Town Saturday Night 3:06
Randall Hylton
26. It's Been a Long Time 3:15
Sonny Houston & Roger Hall
27. Fountain Filled with Blood 3:56
Elder James Caudill & Choir
Volume Two
1. West Virginia Mine Disaster 2:48
Molly Slemp
2. Union Man 3:36
Blue Highway
3. Blue Diamond Mines 4:26
Robin & Linda Williams
4. Set Yourself Free :50
Billy Gene Mullins
5. Redneck War 5:22
Ron Short
6. Sixteen Tons 2:32
Ned Beatty
7. There Will Be No Black Lung in Heaven 2:05
Rev. Joe Freeman
8. Deep Mine Blues 3:45
Nick Stump
9. I'm a Coal Mining Man 2:22
Tom T. Hall
10. Dirty Black Coal 4:27
Kenneth Davis
11. Black Lung 3:21
A. J. Roach
12. Coal Dust Kisses 4:06
Suzanne Mumpower-Johnson
13. Coal Tattoo 4:06
Dale Jett
14. A Strip Miner's Life 3:00
Don Stanley & Middle Creek
15. Daddy's Dinner Bucket 3:26
Ralph Stanley II
16. In Those Mines 3:43
Valerie Smith
17. Miner's Prayer 3:14
Ralph Stanley & Dwight Yoakam
18. Dyin' To Make A Livin' 3:47
W. V. Hill
19. You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive 6:06
Darrell Scott
20. They Can't Put It Back 2:31
Jack Wright
21. Which Side Are You On? 5:04
Natalie Merchant


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 12:37 PM

refresh. It's really a very nice package.


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 06:22 PM

It's $39.98 at Amazon...


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Lucius
Date: 22 Sep 07 - 08:09 PM

It is a wonderful collection. NPR had a story on it, here's the link http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14060994


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: bill\sables
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 03:37 AM

Hi Dick, Send me a copy please
Bill


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Janie
Date: 23 Sep 07 - 10:07 PM

Looks like this one will go on my Christmas list!

Thanks Dick.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 04:00 AM

PM sent


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 11:45 AM

I might have read through the list too quickly (exigencies of the workplace, and all), but I didn't see "The Spring Hill Mine Disaster" on there. As I recall, it tells of a Utah mine incident that cost many lives. Though I've seen it in print, I have never heard it performed.


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 06:16 PM

Hi- Springhill is in Nova Scotia. The book focuses on Appalachia--and there are more than enough mining songs from that refion to fill several books.

Two current recording that include Springhill Mining Disaster are:

CFW 03d "Come to Me in Canada" : Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat TOPC 340d "Martin Carthy"


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 06:41 PM

It sounds like a wonderful collection - I look forward to hearing it. The only artist I'd really like to see included who isn't is Helen Schneyer, who sang some of the best mining songs I've every heard - "A Miner's Prayer" and the mining version of "Fountain Filled with Blood" not the least amongst them.

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 06:31 AM

My copy has arrived in the post and it's fantastic! Thank you Dick!


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 03:34 AM

Is Springhill a MacColl - Seeger song?


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 06:40 AM

Ayup, Les, that's the song - The Ballad of Springhill (Springhill Mine Disaster), by Peggy Seeger, 1958. The Peggy Seeger Songbook attributes words and music to Peggy Seeger, but Peggy's notes say Ewan MacColl supplied several lines in the fourth verse.
I found myself in Springhill one November midnight, and found the mine where it happened - it's now a museum.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 06:53 AM

Is that a different Springhill then Joe?


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 01:13 PM

Springhill is an old town, founded in 1790. It was the center for several coal mines, one notably operated by Cumberland Railroad and Mining, all closed now.
It gets much of its heat geothermally.
Also known as the home town of Anne Murray. Near the ocean and an attractive area, it is a recreational center.

I remember the black tea served there- one can float a spoon in it.


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: GUEST,Ron Short
Date: 20 Jan 10 - 02:06 PM

The mining version of "Fountain Filled With Blood" was written by my wife Joan Boyd Short and I produced and sang on the song for the "Music of Coal" Cd. I preferred to use Appalachian singers for the song and especially people who had a direct connection to coal mining and the musical culture. Rarely do people think of African-Americans in relation to the coalfields and rarely do these two distinct Appalachian musical traditions come together in one voice!!


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Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 Jan 10 - 02:10 PM

And a wonderful job you did on a powerful song. One of the highest spots in a little book that's loaded with high spots.


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