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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Frank'n'censed, Jun 7, 2019.
Honky-Tonk Gospel Jerry Lee Lewis (Life is Like a Mountain Railroad):
Two great ones from THE great Doc Watson. Two of my favorites.
"Last Train Home" - Pat Methany. Using the Publix commercial that first put this song on my radar several years ago.
By the way, which band don't count?
My sister absolutely HATED this song coming out of my bedroom when we were kids
That's why I get such a kick from playing it on acoustic at her house when I have a chance.
She still hates it.
I love my sister...
I'm beginning to think there are a lot of train songs.
"All Down the Line" Stones
"Out of my brain on a train..."
Seven pages of thread and only one Jimmie Rogers song mentioned. He didn't get the nickname "The singing brakeman" by only doing a couple of train songs so it's kind of hard to pick just one but this one is probably one of his bigger 'hits':
Another one of my all time favorite (probably my top all time favorite) song writers is Guy Clark. He had a least a couple of train songs too. This is my favorite:
From my childhood:
My parents used to have 5 or 6 "Albums" (books of 7" sleeves) of 45rpm singles they got from one of those "20 records for a penny" deals that Columbia(?) used to run.
This was one of my favorites among them when I was 6 or 7 years old.
"The Watchman's Gone" by Gordon Lightfoot. Great song from a legend.
This took a while to appear. Marvellous.
KLF - Last Train to Transcentral.
If we can have Kraftwerk we can throw in the KLF, grinding their guitars.
“A Train Robbery” by Levon Helm.
I bet this one is not up yet i know my Dad use to sing it alot, otherwise i dont think i would of ever heard of it lol!
My dad used to sing that a lot, or at least his slightly mangled version of it. I actually suggested it for his funeral but my mother wanted Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris instead. Marvellous.
Anyway, more train stuff
Sascha by Jolie Holland. Odd little tragic love song... girl meets boy, but boy is in love with a train and rides off. With a trumpet solo. as well. Unique vocal with strong west Texas accent, kinda cool.
I think i had this one on one of my hits of the 50s LPs when i was a little lad.
We did a "Gospel" Train Song Concert at church which included the following:
Long, Black, Train
The Devil's Train (Hank Williams)
This Train Is Bound for Glory
Life's Railway to Heaven
People Get Ready (There's a Train A'Comin')