Railroadin Some

Author: Max Haymes

Publisher: Music Mentor Books


Category: African Americans

Page: 390

View: 560

This groundbreaking book, written by one of the foremost blues historians in the UK, is based on over 30 years' research, exploration and absolute passion for early blues music. It is the first ever comprehensive study of the enormous impact of the railroads on 19th and early 20th Century African American society and the many and varied references to this new phenomenon in early blues lyrics. The book is comprehensively annotated, and also includes a Discography at the end of each chapter.

100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own

Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong by Norm Cohen (1981; 2nd
ed., 2000) Song: “Railroadin' Some” performed by Henry Thomas. Vocalion,
1929. The Life and Legend of Leadbelly by Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell (1992)

Author: Edward Komara

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810889226

Category: Music

Page: 318

View: 736

Search the Internet for the 100 best songs or best albums. Dozens of lists will appear from aficionados to major music personalities. But what if you not only love listening to the blues or country music or jazz or rock, you love reading about it, too. How do you separate what matters from what doesn’t among the hundreds—sometimes thousands—of books on the music you so love? In the Best Music Books series, readers finally have a quick-and-ready list of the most important works published on modern major music genres by leading experts. In 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own, Edward Komara, former Blues Archivist of the University of Mississippi, and his successor Greg Johnson select those histories, biographies, surveys, transcriptions and studies from the many hundreds of works that have been published about this vital American musical genre. Komara and Johnson provide a short description of the contents and the achievement of each title selected for their “Blues 100.” Entries include full bibliographic citations, prices of copies in print, and even descriptions of specific editions for book collectors. 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own also includes suggested blues recordings to accompany each recommended work, as well as a concluding section on key reference titles—or as Komara and Johnson phrase it: “The Books behind the Blues 100.” 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own serves as a guide for any blues fan looking for a road map through the history of—and even history of the scholarship on—the blues. Here Komara and Johnson answer the question of not only what is a “blues” book, but which ones are worth owning.

Guitar and the New World The

... in “railroadin' Some,” which is little more than a singing call of towns and lines
he'd passed along (punctuated by his cheerful calling, “I'm on my waaaay . . .”)
set to a skipping guitar line. In citing the use of mimicry in omaha singing,
Fletcher ...

Author: Joe Gioia

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438455038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 449

A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history. The American guitar, that lightweight wooden box with a long neck, hourglass figure, and six metal strings, has evolved over five hundred years of social turmoil to become a nearly magical object—the most popular musical instrument in the world. In The Guitar and the New World, Joe Gioia offers a many-limbed social history that is as entertaining as it is informative. After uncovering the immigrant experience of his guitar-making Sicilian great uncle, Gioia’s investigation stretches from the ancient world to the fateful events of the 1901 Buffalo Pan American Exposition, across Sioux Ghost Dancers and circus Indians, to the lives and works of such celebrated American musicians as Jimmy Rodgers, Charlie Patton, Eddie Lang, and the Carter Family. At the heart of the book’s portrait of wanderings and legacies is the proposition that America’s idiomatic harmonic forms—mountain music and the blues—share a single root, and that the source of the sad and lonesome sounds central to both is neither Celtic nor African, but truly indigenous—Native American. The case is presented through a wide examination of cultural histories, academic works, and government documents, as well as a close appreciation of recordings made by key rural musicians, black and white, in the 1920s and ’30s. The guitar in its many forms has cheered humanity through centuries of upheaval, and The Guitar and the New World offers a new account of this old friend, as well as a transformative look at a hidden chapter of American history. “Gioia … offer[s] some intriguing and meticulously researched theories on the blending of musical cultures in America.” — Publishers Weekly “Gioia has spun an odd web: Sicilian guitar-maker forebearers, a 111 year ago presidential assassination, a hypothesis that American Indians had as big an influence on blues roots as African Americans. Altogether, a deliberately spinning teacup ride of a book.” — Tony Glover, coauthor of Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story “Inspired by an ancestor who emigrated from Sicily to Buffalo, New York, where he became a legendary luthier, Joe Gioia uses his personal history as a point of embarkation to explore the guitar’s place in American roots music. From the Delta to Appalachia, and many points in between, this fascinating road map introduces readers to a cast of intriguing people and places.” — Holly George-Warren, author of Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry “The book is the best kind of American memoir, because it moves easily and naturally from one subject to another (apparently) quite different subject, adding up to an essay on what it means to be an American. It is … the best non-fiction page-turner I have read in quite a while … We need books like this one, lest we forget who we are.” — Donald Clarke, editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Time Media and Modernity

Centre for Media and Culture Research Public Lecture. London SouthBank
University.8March. Haymes, M.(2006) Railroadin' Some: Railroads inEarly Blues.
York: Music Mentor Books. Heidegger, M.(1962)Being and Time, Oxford:

Author: E. Keightley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137020687

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 957

A wide ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of media time and mediated temporalities. The chapters explore the diverse ways in which time is articulated by media technologies, the way time is constructed, represented and communicated in cultural texts, and how it is experienced in different social contexts and environments.

The Granite Monthly

some cook Railroad in village of Hillsbo 1874 , JULY 7. ... Right to some
convenient point on Manchester prolong its railroad from west line of & Lawrence
Railroad in said town , to Maine through certain towns named . some point on
Nashua ...






View: 431

Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey

Frederick Douglass, describing his first plan to escape from his master, tells of
how he and several companions were ... Unfortunately, their plan was discovered
, and they had to abandon the idea.30 Travel along the coastline in some sort of ...

Author: William J. Switala

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811746291

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 501

• Maps of the major escape routes • Identifies houses and sites where slaves found refuge • Chapter on Canada discusses the final destination Tells the story of the network that guided escaped slaves to freedom, its operation, its important figures, and its specific history in New York and New Jersey. Pinpoints major routes in the states, with maps and information for locating them today.

The Granite Monthly

Right to some convenient point on Manchester prolong its railroad from west line
of & Lawrence Railroad in said town , to Maine through certain towns named .
some point on Nashua & Rochester 1870 , JUNE 27 . Blackwater River Railroad

Author: Henry Harrison Metcalf



Category: Local history


View: 719

Contains articles on the White Mountains and a map.

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia

Perhaps some of the most unique passengers included a party from the Library of
Congress escorting the original U.S. Constitution , Declaration of Independence ,
and other valuable artifacts from the nation's capital to the gold bullion ...

Author: Bob Withers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738552835

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 530

In 1827, a group of Baltimore capitalists feared their city would be left out of the lucrative East Coast-to-Midwest trade that other eastern cities were developing; thus, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered. Political pressure kept the B&O out of Pennsylvania at first, and so track crews headed for what is now West Virginia, building mountainous routes with torturous grades to Wheeling and Parkersburg. Eventually the B&O financed and acquired a spiderweb of branch lines that covered much of the northern and central parts of the Mountain State. This book takes a close look at the line's locomotives, passenger and freight trains, structures, and, most importantly, its people who endeared their company to generations of travelers, shippers, and small Appalachian communities.

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

Chapman wrote to Warner several times and asked him to send George back, but
Warner never complied. So Chapman went to Savannah to get George.
Chapman had a big argument with Warner and then took George back to his

Author: Don Papson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476618712

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 280

During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society’s National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay’s closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free black man who played a major role in the James Kirk and Lemmon cases. For more than two years, Gay kept a record of the fugitives he and Napoleon aided. These never before published records are annotated in this book. Revealing how Gay was drawn into the bitter division between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, the work exposes the private opinions that divided abolitionists. It describes the network of black and white men and women who were vital links in the extensive Underground Railroad, conclusively confirming a daily reality.

Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania

These issues also caused serious splits within several religious groups . These
schisms fell along geographic lines . The churches in the South opposed any
elimination of slavery and in some cases even offered scriptural justifications for
its ...

Author: William J. Switala

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811716291

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 377

Includes detailed maps of the known routes and railroad sites. Organized in antebellum America to help slaves escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad was cloaked in secrecy and operated at great peril to everyone involved. The system was extremely active in Pennsylvania, with routes in all parts of the state.This book retraces those routes, discusses the large city networks, identifies the houses and sites where escapees found refuge, and records the names of the people who risked their lives to support the operation.

History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania

Thee can come into the shop , sit by the fire , and I will have some victuals
brought to thee , for thee is perishing with hunger and cold . ” These kind words
fell upon his soul , as refreshing as was the manna to the Israelites . His fears
departed ...

Author: Robert Clemens Smedley



Category: Abolitionists

Page: 407

View: 575

The Underground Railroad in Michigan

Soon, some were able to lease land and build their own cabins. Binga observed
only a few arriving in the 1830s and, later, as many as thirty a day. He said that “
after the Fugitive Slave Act took effect by fifties every day—like frogs in Egypt,” ...

Author: Carol E. Mull

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786455632

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 346

Though living far north of the Mason-Dixon line, many mid-nineteenth-century citizens of Michigan rose up to protest the moral offense of slavery; they published an abolitionist newspaper and founded an anti-slavery society, as well as a campaign for emancipation. By the 1840s, a prominent abolitionist from Illinois had crossed the state line to Michigan, establishing new stations on the Underground Railroad. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan’s critical role in the movement to end American slavery.

The Underground Railroad in Connecticut

Yet he had started on his journey north to freedom with the complicity of some
Yankee sailors and even a couple of men in positions of authority. According to
the account of his life that he wrote in later years, it happened in this fashion: ...

Author: Horatio T. Strother

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572969

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 863

Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticut’s history—the rise, organization, and operations of the Underground Railroad, over which fugitive slaves from the South found their way to freedom. Drawing his data from published sources and, perhaps more importantly, from the still-existing oral tradition of descendants of Underground agents, Horatio Strother tells the detailed story in this book, originally published in 1962. He traces the routes from entry points such as New Haven harbor and the New York state line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington. Revealing the dangers fugitives faced, the author also identifies the high-minded lawbreakers who operated the system—farmers and merchants, local officials and judges, at least one United States Senator, and many dedicated ministers of the Gospel. These narratives are set against the larger background of the development of slavery and abolitionism in America— conversations still relevant today.

Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners

From Eastern Railroad in Salem , to some convenient point on the Marblehead
Branch . Chartered , 1871 . No action under the charter . Gloucester and
Lanesville Railroad . From some convenient point on the Gloucester Branch or
Rockport ...




Category: Railroads


View: 343

Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners

From Eastern Railroad in Salem , to some convenient point on the Marblehead
Branch . Chartered , 1871. No action under the charter . Gloucester and
Lanesville Railroad . – From some convenient point on the Gloucester Branch or
Rockport ...

Author: Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners





View: 467

Annual Report Including Returns of Railway Companies

From Eastern Railroad in Salem , to some convenient point on the Marblehead
Branch . Chartered , 1871. No action under the charter . Gloucester and
Lanesville Railroad . – From some convenient point on the Gloucester Branch or
Rockport ...

Author: Massachusetts. Board of Railroad Commissioners





View: 332

Louisville Nashville Railroad in South Central Kentucky

Ben Runner Jr. provided some of the images and assisted with scanning slides.
Ben and I co-authored a previous Arcadia title, Bowling Green, in the Then &
Now series. L&N experts Dennis Mize, Steven Johnson, and Lee Yoder provided

Author: Kevin Comer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738592145

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 574

At the midpoint of the 19th century, people and goods moved by river or muddy roads, which made traveling difficult; a stagecoach trip from Louisville to Nashville took 36 hours. Railroads were coming into prominence at the time, and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was chartered in 1850. It was completed between the namesake cities in 1859, overcoming many obstacles such as Muldraugh's Hill, Green River, and Tennessee Ridge. The line became a pawn during the Civil War, used by both Union and Confederate forces, and endured heavy damages to survive and prosper. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad would grow into one of America's great success stories, expanding to nearly 7,000 miles of track throughout the Southeast. This volume covers the L&N Main Line in southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee, the Memphis Line, the Mammoth Cave Railroad, the Glasgow Railway, the Portage Railroad, and a branch to Scottsville.

The Railroad in American Fiction

In some respects, more is better, but I have never been a great devotee of “
annotated” bibliographies that provide scant information on the content of the
material listed. I am writing for readers who share my interest in knowing enough
about ...

Author: Grant Burns

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476606986

Category: Transportation

Page: 292

View: 649

Nothing better represented the early spirit of American expansion than the railroad. Dominant in daily life as well as in the popular imagination, the railroad appealed strongly to creative writers. For many years, fiction of railroad life and travel was plentiful and varied. As the nineteenth century receded, the railroad's allure faded, as did railroad fiction. Today, it is hard to sense what the railroad once meant to Americans. The fiction of the railroad—often by railroaders themselves—recaptures that sense, and provides valuable insights on American cultural history. This extensively annotated bibliography lists and discusses in 956 entries novels and short stories from the 1840s to the present in which the railroad is important. Each entry includes plot and character description to help the reader make an informed decision on the source's merit. A detailed introduction discusses the history of railroad fiction and highlights common themes such as strikes, hoboes, and the roles of women and African-Americans. Such writers of “pure” railroad fiction as Harry Bedwell, Frank Packard, and Cy Warman are well represented, along with such literary artists as Mark Twain, Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O’Connor, and Ellen Glasgow. Work by minority writers, including Jean Toomer, Richard Wright, Frank Chin, and Toni Morrison, also receives close attention. An appendix organizes entries by decade of publication, and the work is indexed by subject and title.

The Baltimore Ohio Railroad in Maryland

While not the first railroad in the United States, it was the first to offer regular
passenger and freight service. Dating to the beginning of ... Several of these
structures still exist, and some continue to carry CSX trains. Structures like the
Ellicott City ...

Author: David Shackelford

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439642745

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 904

Incorporated in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) was one of America’s first railroads, and Maryland was its heart and soul. The B&O’s creation was a tangible symbol of the Industrial Revolution, representing commerce and progress to towns along its route. Its headquarters and operations, centered in Baltimore, provided years of economic growth for the port city. This book contains images of well-known stations in Maryland, including Ellicott City Station, Gaithersburg Station, Camden Station, and the Mount Clare Shops—a self-contained industrial city, now home to the B&O Railroad Museum. Some stations still exist and are home to small museums or restaurants; others no longer stand, but images of them will remind even the casual historian of a time when railroads were a part of everyday life in America. Take a step back in time and revisit the sites, stations, and trains of the B&O that were once part of everyday life in Maryland and remember the glory of a bygone era.

The Pennsylvania Railroad in Indiana

The process was no less contentious emerging beyond the mountains , and farm
products from than Indiana ' s experience , but the stakes were larger and the
Ohio Valley were certain to fuel a rising tide of export the challenges more ...

Author: William J. Watt

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253337085

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 712

Photographs, advertising and promotional materials, and detailed maps resurrect its speedy passenger trains and heavy-tonnage freights, and show how it earned its slogan: "The Standard Railroad of the World.""--BOOK JACKET.