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The Train's A-Comin'

by Jim Anger

"The Train's A-comin'" is a folk-style compilation of 15 railroading or train song originals, covers and traditional songs, with vocals backed by guitar, harmonica, and violin.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Train's A-Comin'
6:07 album only
2. Daddy, What's A Train?
3:10 album only
3. Lonesome Whistlin' Freight Train Blues
4:31 album only
4. Railroading On The Great Divide
4:00 album only
5. Hey There, Freight Train
2:42 album only
6. Long-gone Days
3:48 album only
7. Starlight On The Rails
2:27 album only
8. Somethin' 'bout Trains
3:01 album only
9. Mulligan Stew
4:00 album only
10. I Remember Lovin' You
7:17 album only
11. Westbound Freight
2:16 album only
12. Midnight Ride
4:22 album only
13. Days of Bummin'
3:14 album only
14. One Last Freight To Ride
3:28 album only
15. Headin' Out
2:10 album only


Album Notes
Jim Anger is a folk-style singer-songwriter who has written more than ninety songs, a fair number about one of his favorite song subjects, trains. Jim uses six-string and 12-string guitars, occasional banjo, and harmonicas to back up his vocals. He often includes other musician friends on his albums. He says it always makes the music better.

He has released four albums: "The Train's A-Comin,'" an all trains songs CD; "Headin'Out," an album whose songs cover a variety of topics but also includes some railroading songs; "Then & Now & Again," a compilation of both traditional and contemporary folk songs, with his brother Mike Anger and son-in-law Tim Herrick; and a children's album, "Rainbow in the Sky," which includes a song largely written by children. The songs on Jim's albums are always family-friendly.

Jim performs at Wisconsin and Upper Michigan coffeehouses,
schools, libraries, folk festivals, and health care centers and retirement facilities. He is also a reading and writing educator. He is a member of the Green Apple Folk Music Society and the Children's Music Network. One of his songs, a parody of David Mallet's Garden Song, entitled The Snow-throw Song, was printed in the Winter, 2003 issue of Sing Out Magazine, and some of his songs have been heard on the Wisconsin Public Radio program, Simply Folk.



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Steve Gillette, singer-songwriter

I have enjoyed your CD very much. It's a great mixture of good originals and some of our favorite covers!

Anna Stange

It holds my nephews' attention for hours!!
What can I say about a CD that holds the attention of my four nephews (ages 2, 2, 6 & 8) equally well for hours while cooped up in a car? Only, "THANK YOU!" Living near a railyard, the older ones couldn't even imagine someone asking, "Daddy, what's a train?", yet they all asked so many times to play that song again & again, I had to set it on repeat. My personal favorite is Starlight on the Rails.
I enjoyed listening to this CD. The musicianship and production quality are excellent, and I appreciate hearing music that sounds like Jim could be my favorite uncle leading the singing after dinner at a family get-together. Jim's originals sound like they could be old songs--just right for making little boys very happy.

Billy Grisack

If you like trains and traditional folk music, buy this CD
This CD sounds like it was recorded out in the woods in a cabin, and that's a good thing! It makes youwant to go back in time and ride the rails. No computers, no fancy effects just real good muisc played on real instrumets from a time long ago. A laid back entertaining CD that can be great teaching tool too.

Dan Curtin

This CD takes the listener back to good times
If you want to experience what folk music is all about you need to listen to Daddy, What's a Train? It takes you back to the days when life was more simple, more innocent, when America was a kinder place. It reminds me of hildhood, and how we'd run to the railroad crossing to wave to the engineer as the train came through our town. Starlight on The Rails is wonderful. I think of Woody Guthrie when I hear it. Buy this CD, you'll be glad you did!

Joan King, Gresham, WI

This Railroading Songs Album Brings Back The Memories!
I didn't know many of the songs on this CD, but they brought back all the sounds and smells from my youth. We lived by the railroad tracks in Milwaukee and watched the hobos on the boxcars, knew the different sounds of the train whistles, and anxiously awaited the Hiawatha.

Ben Lillge

Some of Jim's best work!
I have had the privalege of seeing Jim play live a few times. I'm a big fan. This is an excellent collection and a good representation of Jim's music. Buy this album and go see Jim play live.