Starlight on the Rails and other songs by U. Utah Phillips, the golden voice of the great Southwest

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Title Starlight on the Rails and other songs by U. Utah Phillips, the golden voice of the great Southwest
Alternative Title The golden voice of the great Southwest
Creator Phillips, Utah
Contributor Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1927-1995; Broudy, Saul Frederick; Hill, Joe, 1879-1915
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1973
Date Digital 2013
Temporal Coverage American Folk Music Revival 1950-1970
Description Scan of a printed songbook with hand drawn pen and ink illustrations, with foreword by folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein. The songbook includes 43 songs, most of them written by Utah Phillips in folklore style. Each song has music score, lyrics, and a story preceding it, providing background information relating to the song. As a collection, these songs portray and honor the life of ordinary working class people in the west, mainly around Utah area. Many of the songs carry strong political messages from the Labor Movement in the 1930s
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Phillips, Utah--Songs and music; Working class--Songs and music; Folk music
Keywords Folk music; Labor songs; Working class; Mines; Miners; Cowboys, Railroad workers; Craftsmen; Loggers; Folklore; History; Utah
Table of Contents 1. The Telling Takes Me Home; 2. Ride Away; 3. Hey Boys Let It Ring; 4. Paddy Welcome Back; 5. Goodnight Loving Trail; 6. Johnny Thurmond; 7. Scofield Mine Disaster; 8. Miners Lullaby; 9. Little Dug Out Soddy On the Plains; 10. Arvada; 11. Nothing Gets Old Anymore; 12. Top Fallers Song; 13. All About Preachers; 14. Jesse James Farewell Blues; 15. The Pride of Northern Mexico; 16. She'll Never Be Mine; 17. Jungle Sermon; 18. Dump The Bosses Off Your Back; 19. Wobbly DeHorn Crew; 20. Nevada Jane; 21. The Two Bums; 22. Pie In the Sky; 23. Power in the Union; 24. Daddy What's a Train; 25. Starlight on the Rails; 26. Phoebe Snow; 27. Queen of the Rails; 28. No Round Trip Ticket; 29. Green Rolling Hills; 30. Union Bingo; 31. Relocation Blues; 32. Frisco Road; 33. If I had a List; 34. Larimer Street; 35. Tom Horn; 36. The Big Diamond Mine; 37. John D. Lee; 38. Jesse's Corrido; 39. If I could be the Rain; 40. I Think of You; 41. Rocksalt & Nails; 42. Goin' Away; 43. Hymn Songs
Abstract Folk Musician Utah Phillips' songs were written about and for the working class people in the west, among them were miners, cowboys, railroad workers; craftsmen and loggers. These songs demonstrate Phillips' political stands and express his personal emotions
Type Text
Genre Books
Format application/pdf
Extent 10 MB
Language eng
Relation Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook Daemon Records ‎2005. Box set 4 CDs
ARK ark:/87278/s6cv52mb
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 716372
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