Michael and Carrie Kline/Talking Across the Lines, LLC | Where the Coal Trains Load: World Music from Eastern Pennsylvania

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Where the Coal Trains Load: World Music from Eastern Pennsylvania

by Michael and Carrie Kline/Talking Across the Lines, LLC

These 31-tracks of global music recorded in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 2006-2007 are a reflection of a diverse gathering of folk cultures over the past two centuries from around the globe, initially drawn to the anthracite coal regions of eastern
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Dziasiaj w Betlehem (Child of Bethlehem)
Angelica Dunsavage
0:38 album only
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2. Ameritci (America)
Emil Simodejka
0:51 album only
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3. Me Johnny Mitchell Man
Jerry Byrne
2:27 album only
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4. Gilberton’s Growler’s Alley
Ronald “Chucker” Barr
2:34 album only
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5. They Were Called the Molly Maguires
Ronald “Chucker” Barr
3:38 album only
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6. Coal Town Road
The Irish Lads
2:37 album only
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7. Irish Medley: An Irish Lullabye and Oh Seamus O’Brien Why Don’t
John “Puck” Sullivan &Bill Marquardt
2:20 album only
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8. Violetta
The Unico Marching Band
3:04 album only
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9. Shine on Me
Reverend Darnell Golphin
2:15 album only
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10. Camino de Guanajuato (Road to Guanajuato)
Jorge Perez and Pablo Almendaris
3:33 album only
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11. A Ri Rag (I Am Sending My Loved One Away)
Chun Kim and Theresa Mitchell
1:14 album only
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12. Ha Tikvah
Lester Hirsh
1:25 album only
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13. Wedding March
Nick Mistishen
1:28 album only
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14. Oy Vidit Boh (God Sees All)
Community Christmas Chorale of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Chu
1:56 album only
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15. Oy Marie
Danny Farole
1:18 album only
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16. Anhel Pastiryan Svistiv (The Angels Spoke to the Shepherds)
Emil Simodejka
0:44 album only
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17. Arroz Con Leche (Rice with Milk)
Angélica Sanchez
0:51 album only
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18. Dziasiaj w Betlehem (Child of Bethlehem)-
The Keifer family in Frackville
1:09 album only
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19. Land of My Fathers
Carla Marie Jenkins with David Hughes Bryant on piano
1:56 album only
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20. Lulajze Jezu niu (Lullabye, Sweet Jesus)
St. Ann’s Catholic Church Choir in Frackville
2:58 album only
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21. Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
Kathleen Wufsus
1:01 album only
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22. Adhan (Call to Prayer for All Muslims)
Tariq Scherfen
2:23 album only
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23. Medley of Classical North Indian Rhythms
Taj and Neil Singh
3:11 album only
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24. Nahordi Kalinoyka (On the Hill There’s a Village)
Emil Simodejka and Paul Lohin
3:08 album only
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25. Aušros Zvaigžde (Morning Star)
The Anunciation Catholic Church Choir of Frackville
1:33 album only
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26. Išbėgs Pelė Iš Miško (The Mouse Ran Out of the Woods)
Karen Domalakes
2:30 album only
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27. Hey Zabava (We’re Going to Party!)
Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble
3:47 album only
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28. Waart Biss Die Sunn Scheint, Nellie (Wait ’Till the Sun Shines,
Charlie Snyder
0:54 album only
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29. The Moon is My Heart
Xiaohui Guo
1:06 album only
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30. Dala Meni Corovo (My Mother Gave Me a Cow)
Emil Simodekja
1:19 album only
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31. Sziwy Con (Grey Horse)
The King Brothers Orchestra
2:40 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
These 31-tracks of global music recorded in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 2006-2007 are a reflection of a diverse gathering of folk cultures over the past two centuries from around the globe, initially drawn to the anthracite coal regions of eastern Pennsylvania to work rich veins of black gold. On this recording hear Eastern and Western Europeans along with Latin American and Asians, in a varied and powerful quilt of song.

Cultural enclaves, huddled for generations in the mining "patches" of eastern Pennsylvania, sustained themselves on authentic songs, dances and recipes from Old World origins and perpetuated these forms of worship, entertainment and cuisine as a buffer against mainstream values and conformity sweeping the rest of the country in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Music of the anthracite mining patch towns was first documented six decades ago in early 1946 by the legendary George Korson as the Library of Congress' first post war field expedition. Korson had found traditions of minstrelsy as deeply ingrained in the lives of miners as the seams of coal and set about to record the Celtic flavor of local singers as a reflection of chaotic and impoverished conditions in company villages.

Schuylkill County people continue in the 21st Century to nurture traditions carried long ago from distant homelands and largely forgotten today in their country of origin. Like other communities of the United States, Schuylkill County has been blessed with waves of New Americans, most recently from Latin America and central Asia, whose cultural contributions enrich the region in ways not yet fully understood or appreciated. This 31-track CD features more than 20 ethnicities which together form a brilliant tapestry of sound and song.

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