Tracklist

CD 1: Man vs. Machine
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Titanic Blues
Hi Henry Brown & Charley Jordan 3:14
2 Wreck of the Old '97
The Skillet Lickers 2:54
3 Bill Wilson
Birmingham Jug Band 3:22
4 The Crash of the Akron
Bob Miller 3:32
5 The Fate of Talmadge Osborne
Ernest Stoneman 3:06
6 El Mole Rachmim (Für Titanik)
Josef Rosenblatt 3:31
7 The Wreck of the Virginian
Blind Alfred Reed 3:00
8 Fate of Will Rogers & Wiley Post
Bill Cox 3:18
9 Down With the Old Canoe
Dixon Brothers 2:53
10 Wreck of Number 52
Cliff Carlisle 3:17
11 Kassie Jones, Part 1
Furry Lewis 3:08
12 Kassie Jones, Part 2
Furry Lewis 3:04
13 The Brave Engineer
The Carver Boys 3:16
14 The Sinking of the Titanic
Richard Rabbit Brown 3:49
15 Fate of Chris Lively and Wife
Blind Alfred Reed 3:26
16 Wreck on the Mountain Road
The Red Fox Chasers 2:37
17 The Unfortunate Brakeman
Kentucky Ramblers 2:26
18 Altoona Freight Wreck
Riley Puckett 2:38
19 The Fatal Wreck of the Bus
J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 2:49
20 Last Scene of the Titanic
Frank Hutchison 3:30
21 Casey Jones
The Skillet Lickers 2:49
22 The Wreck of the Westbound Airliner
Fred Pendleton & The West Virginia Melody Boys 2:59
23 The Titanic
Ernest Stoneman 3:14
24 When That Great Ship Went Down
William & Versey Smith 2:57
CD 2: Man vs. Nature
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Story of the Mighty Mississippi
Ernest Stoneman 3:08
2 Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
Robert Hicks 3:04
3 Dixie Boll Weevil
Fiddlin’ John Carson 3:00
4 Mississippi Boweavil
Charley Patton 3:06
5 Ohio Prison Fire
Bob Miller 3:27
6 Memphis Flu
Elder Curry and His Congregation 3:04
7 Explosion in the Fairmount Mine
Blind Alfred Reed 3:22
8 Storm That Struck Miami
Fiddlin’ John Carson 3:02
9 When the Levee Breaks
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy 3:13
10 Alabama Flood
Andrew Jenkins 3:18
11 Burning of the Cleveland School
J.H. Howell's Carolina Hillbillies 3:03
12 High Water Everywhere, Part 1
Charley Patton 3:07
13 High Water Everywhere, Part 2
Charley Patton 3:06
14 Ryecove Cyclone
Martin & Roberts 3:03
15 McBeth Mine Explosion
Cap, Andy & Flip 2:53
16 Dry Well Blues
Charley Patton 3:20
17 Baltimore Fire
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers 3:12
18 Tennessee Tornado
Uncle Dave Macon 3:15
19 Dry Spell Blues, Part 2
Son House 3:14
20 The Santa Barbara Earthquake
Green Bailey 2:57
21 The Death of Floyd Collins
Vernon Dalhart 3:29
22 The Porto Rico Storm
Carson Robison Trio 2:34
23 Boll Weavil
W.A. Lindsey & Alvin Conder 3:00
24 The Flood of 1927
Elders McIntorsh & Edwards' Sanctified Singers 3:14
CD 3: Man vs. Man (and Woman Too)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Peddler and His Wife
Hayes Shepherd 3:24
2 The Little Grave in Georgia
Earl Johnson 3:07
3 Kenny Wagner's Surrender
Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer 2:24
4 Henry Clay Beattie
Kelly Harrell 3:09
5 The Murder of the Lawson Family
Carolina Buddies 3:27
6 Naomi Wise
Clarence Ashley 2:54
7 Railroad Bill
Will Bennett 3:00
8 Frankie
Dykes Magic City Trio 3:03
9 Trial of Richard Bruno Hauptmann, Part 1
Bill Cox 3:00
10 Trial of Richard Bruno Hauptmann, Part 2
Bill Cox 3:05
11 Lanse des Belaires
Dennis McGee & Ernest Fruge 2:51
12 Darling Cora
B.F. Shelton 3:53
13 Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee
Furry Lewis 2:37
14 Tom Dooley
Grayson & Whitter 3:11
15 The Story of Freda Bolt
Floyd County Ramblers 3:37
16 Purty Polly
John Hammond 3:11
17 Fingerprints Upon the Windowpane
Bob Miller 3:00
18 The Bluefield Murder
Roy Harvey & The North Carolina Ramblers 3:08
19 Frankie Silvers
Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster 3:06
20 Fate of Rhoda Sweeten
Wilmer Watts 3:11
21 Dupree Blues
Willie Walker 3:30
22 Poor Ellen Smith
Dykes Magic City Trio 3:13

Credits

CD 1: Man vs. Machine

recorded in:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1927-03-11) (track 14)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (1938-01-25) (track 9)
guitar:
Richard "Rabbit" Brown (1927-03-11) (track 14)
Dorsey Dixon (1938-01-25) (track 9)
steel guitar:
Howard Dixon (1938-01-25) (track 9)
composer:
Eddie Newton (songwriter) (track 21)
lyricist:
Wallace Saunders (songwriter) (track 21)
T. Lawrence Seibert (track 21)
producer:
Eli Oberstein (track 9)
publisher:
William & Versey Smith (1927) (track 24)
vocals:
Howard Dixon (track 9)
Richard "Rabbit" Brown (1927-03-11) (track 14)
Dorsey Dixon (1938-01-25) (track 9)
writer:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1915 – 1916) (track 24)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3247) (track 21)
later parody versions:
later versions:
Casey Jones (Grateful Dead song) (track 21)
recording of:
The Titanic (aka "It Was Sad When That Great Ship Went Down") (track 24)

CD 2: Man vs. Nature

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1929-05-06) (track 17)
New York, New York, United States (1929-06-18) (track 9)
fiddle:
Lonnie Austin (1929-05-06) (track 17)
guitar:
Roy Harvey (old time musician) (1929-05-06) (track 17)
Kansas Joe McCoy (1929-06-18) (track 9)
Memphis Minnie (1929-06-18) (track 9)
banjo:
Charlie Poole (1929-05-06) (track 17)
composer:
John Bonham (track 9)
John Paul Jones (UK rock musician of Led Zeppelin & Them Crooked Vultures) (track 9)
Memphis Minnie (track 9)
Jimmy Page (track 9)
Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin) (track 9)
Charley Patton (American Delta blues musician) (track 16)
lyricist:
Charley Patton (American Delta blues musician) (track 16)
vocals:
Charlie Poole (1929-05-06) (track 17)
Kansas Joe McCoy (1929-06-18) (track 9)
writer:
Kansas Joe McCoy (track 9)
Memphis Minnie (track 9)
later versions:
recording of:
Dry Well Blues (track 16)
version of:

Release Group

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