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September 25, 2010 / consort3

Rhythm of the rails

Continuing the theme of the last post here is Johnny Cash at St Quentin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAmrKeyeHKA&feature=related

Got the rhythm of the rails yet? Here’s Roger Whittaker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p0bEg6vlys&feature=more_related

Great website on the good old E A R & H (East African Railways and Harbours):

http://www.oldcambrians.com/Train4.html

Stephanie Trick with Honky Tonk Train Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NilIxoszh5M

Here is Keith Emerson and Oscar Petersons version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvQIobg0BwU

Hank Snow with Southbound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WYtpEdYS08

Dolly Parton with Blue Smoke (starts at 0.52)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lj4947Ibt7Y

Hank Marvin with Mystery Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyozANj5tRE

Joe Brown and Phil Capaldi with a brilliant version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1L80yRy5BE

The original is significantly different. Here on Train kept a-rollin’ we move from Jazz to Rock to heavy metal There is also a nice version by the Yardbirds avaliable on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci4EQDD4CqA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufzRV3xspYA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxXI2BPRzaA

Neil Young with Southern Pacific

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ph2y3EYNI

Chuck Berry on freakin fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTd0DUY1SZw

British skiffle/rock pioneer Lonnie Donegan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_aIQ1_sAVg

Lonnie was a great entertainer here with Chas & Dave of Joe Meek fame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSKAYgtAzo

Early British Blues, Cyril  Davies, Country line special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lscwcKgz6J8

Ten years after

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNiM2urAq9A

Magic Sam (from 3mins27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S5DGqCfk8o

Dire Straits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftC6U0NdxA4

Van Morrison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7qNnyF3wtQ

Jack Jones (travelling on my Jack Jones ie alone)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPi99Oub9WM

Vernons Girls Lover Please

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1snaesvPE9

Jethro Tull Locomotive breath

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWubhw8SoBE

The Seekers Morningtown ride By a strange coincidence Judith Durham hails  from near Mornington a suburb of Melbourne but the song has no connection with the suburb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YP7GCXqdqU

Mystery Pacific by Django Reinhardt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj-0iz3q6pQ

Orchestral piece, Pacific 231 by Honegger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVprYE_BhK8

Duke Ellington Daybreak express

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=TX3UBxF6LIA

More on the Train beat:

http://theaporetic.com/?p=2388

Dusty Springfield It won’t be long

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2navJpoIHQ8

James Brown Night train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vo-rF5Wx6s

The mighty quo and Slow train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB54mlPgYRQ

Original calypso version of Last train to San Fernando

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMyNcMG7Ryk

Skiffle version by Johnny Duncan recorded by the legendary Joe Meek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg8DhjQOtzM

The soul of Van Morrison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=OGZxZeRVlmw

Sixties sound, jingle from Radio Veronica with steam train Harris and Meehan, fading and drifting note turn down volume!

http://www.jingleweb.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Stoomtrein-Tune-van-Klaas-Vaak-muziek-van-Jet-Harris-and-Tony-Meehan-subversion.mp3

Your favourite engine might be a Pacific but mine, with a liking for simple designs is the Hunslet 18 (do not mention the A word) Photo from 1966 with Giesl chimney

Could not leave this subject without the classic Auden/Britten Night mail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmq6mFAEqNQ

Great train songs thread on Steve Hoffmans forum

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/songs-that-mention-trains.684947/

Deford Bailey Amazing Steam train sound from a harmonica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjlR8eS0YPM

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