• 1. Clyde “Kingfish” Smith – WPA Song
  • 2. Jesse Wadley, with John Wadley, Will Jones, and Felix Davenport – Longest Train I Ever Saw
  • 3. Daw Henson – The Moonshiner
  • 4. Wilson “Stavin’ Chain” Jones, Charles Gobert and Octave Amos – Stavin’ Chain
  • 5. Jess Morris – Unfortunate Dog or Stony Point
  • 6. Carl Lathrop – Leather Breeches
  • 7. Fred Perry and Glenn Carver – Lost Train Blues
  • 8. James “Blind Jim” Howard – The Hard-Working Miner (Only a Miner)
  • 9. Jesse Wadley – St. James Infirmary
  • 10. Ruby and Oliver Hughes – Lamp Lighting Time in the Valley
  • 11. Helen, Luella and Juanita Hallmark – Cherokee Christian Hymn
  • 12. Boys Chorus of the Santa Fe Indian School - – My One-Eyed Ford
  • 13. Camp Morris and Group – Captain Haney Blues
  • 14. James Sneed, J.F. Duffey and Alvin Sanders – Southern Rag
  • 15. Elmo and Bill Newcomer – Turkey in the Straw
  • 16. Elmo Newcomer – Rye Whiskey
  • 17. Hattie Ellis and (“Cowboy”) Jack Ramsey – Desert Blues
  • 18. Rowena Knight/Liberty High School Quartet – Hard Times
  • 19. Tillman Cadle – I Don’t Want Your Millions Mister
  • 20. J.W. Russell – Battle in the Horseshoe
  • 21. Hammer Clarence Banks, Bob Bentley, Charlie Blake, Harold Vosburg – Travelin’ To That New Buryin’ Ground
  • 22. Buster “Buzz” Ezell – Roosevelt and Hitler Part 1

Lost Train Blues features 22 selections from the vast holdings of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, 13 of them have never been issued before. The record includes work songs, ballads, blues, political and union songs, guitar, banjo and fiddle music and Native American vocal music. These recordings were made between 1933 and 1950 and represent the birth of the folk music collections at the Library of Congress, now the largest repository of folk and ethnographic holdings in the world. The record demonstrates the groundbreaking work of Alan Lomax and his father John Lomax, but also places them with the context of other important early field workers.  The deluxe record includes liner notes by Alan Lomax archive curator Nathan Salsburg, as well as a 14 page booklet with photographs and original research about each song, artist and folklorist. The cover features an original lithograph by artist Jeff Tocci. Each selection has been transferred from original discs and tapes at the Library of Congress and has been carefully remastered by sound engineer Don Fierro making for the best possible audio fidelity