Elizabeth Cotten - Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
Elizabeth Cotten’s 1958 debut album on Folkways is best known for containing the earliest recording of her classic Freight Train. The breadth of her repertoire and her endearing style have captivated generations of guitarists and fans of traditional American music.
Cotten’s self-taught, upside-down, left -handed playing style on the guitar and banjo made her a true original. Many of her deeply personal compositions, such as the immortal Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie, are included.