Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Tune, vol 120 – Mine Oh Mine

A Tuesday Tune has not been published here since February, 6.  That's a long time without tunes!  Figured it was time.  Today's songs are all about mining.  I have a running buddy, his name is Rad.  (Really, that's what we call him cause he is rad.)  Rad is a civil engineer who spends some time working in Elko, Nevada.

While running last week, I put two and two together and realized that Rad works with the miners, what with the gold mines there being the predominant industry.  Do people do anything else in Elko?  Not going to research that one –  aside from Cowboy Poetry and Gold Mining, I'm not all that concerned with what goes on in Elko.  What I am concerned about, however, is that I don't have a Mining playlist.  Well... I didn't until now...

Dear engineering Rad, this one's for you!

Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
Copper - The Pass
Diamonds and Gold - Tom Waits
Black Lung - Hazel Dickens
Canary in a Coal Mine - The Police
Working In The Coal Mine - Devo
Silver And Gold - U2
Coal War - Joshua James

Silvertown Blues - Mark Knopfler
Silver (Tidal Wave) - Echo & The Bunnymen
Silver-N-Gold Rusted Root
Gold Rush Brides - 10,000 Maniacs
Gold Mine - Breanne Düren

Golddigger - Supreme Beings of Leisure
County Miner Hazel Dickens
Coal Black Mining Blues - Nimrod Workman
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Miner's Refrain - Gillian Welch
Coal Miner's Grave - Hazel Dickens
Gold Mine Gutted - Bright Eyes Clay
Coal Tattoo - Hazel Dickens
Come All You Coal Miners - Sarah Gunning
Cruel Willie - Connie & Babe featuring Red Roberts
Dark As a Dungeon - Merle Travis
Death of Harry Simms - Jim Garland (link is performed by Ewan Rodgers)
Miner's Prayer Dwight Yoakam
Dream of a Miner's Child - Phyllis Boyens
Hard Working Miner - Sarah Gunning
Last Train from Poor Valley - Norman Blake
Lawrence Jones - Phyllis Boyens
The Mannington Mine Disaster - Hazel Dickens
One Morning In May - J.P. Fraley
And Am I Born to Die? - Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton
Shut Up In the Mines of Coal Creek - The Old Home String Band
Panning For Gold - Ben Sollee
They'll Never Keep Us Down - Hazel Dickens
Trouble Among the Yearlings - Country Cooking
Which Side Are You On? - Florence Reece
Yablonski Murder - Hazel Dickens
Blue Diamond Mines - The Johnson Mountain Boys
Miner - The Seeds


radracer said...

Thanks a bunch. This is excellent.

One more addition to the playlist may be in order: Blue Sky Mine by Midnight Oil.

Aubrey said...

Awesome list. Except, where is "don't mine at night" -written for Minecrafters...?