- Author : Norm Cohen
- Release Date : 25 January 2022
- Publisher : University of Illinois Press
- Genre : Music
- Pages : 710 pages
- ISBN 13 : 0252068815
Download or read book entitled Long Steel Rail by author: Norm Cohen which was release on 25 January 2022 and published by University of Illinois Press with total page 710 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong. Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong. The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from "John Henry" and "The Wabash Cannonball" to "Hell-Bound Train" and "Casey Jones," with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.