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Ol' Roy Acuff, as we know, was a man who loved his trains!
This is another one of those songs of praise to the mighty locomotive. Dallas bound, bound, bound.
Speaking of morning trains, Son wants to take it too, cause
"that evening train might be too late".
"Alabama Train" recorded by "Louisiana Red". Now, if the
track was recorded in Mississippi, the single pressed in
Georgia, sold in Tennessee and played on the radio in
Kentucky, we'd have the deep south pretty much covered.
Hank Snow drops just about every train line there is in this
little number... lonesome whistle, smoke stack... it's all here!
"I guess she don't like westbound trains..." That's probably the best line in this song, which otherwise, you gotta admit, is some fairly lame lyric writing...
This old chestnut of a gospel tune is in very good hands with the fabulous Staple Singers.
Despite the fact that it borders Mississippi, Alabama was never
what you could call a hotbed of the blues. But here's a 1929
recording from an Alabama bluesman, Ed Bell. Ed's gonna
catch that morning train, leave this town.
Wait a minute, Mr. House... now you're saying that morning train was too early?
I usually leave instrumentals out of these themed song collections, for obvious reasons, but considering the overt
"train imitation" fiddling in this iconic bluegrass number,
I think it belongs here.
That Johnny Burnette, he's a real gone daddy on that
kah-RAY-zee train he's riding. Just couldn't let 'er go!
Not all that crazy about ol' Gordon, personally, but... it's
about a train!
Great, hopping little number from bluegrass legends Don Reno and Red Smiley. So satisfying!