There are just three tunes to go on the 27th Street train song list and I’m going to clean up that list right here and now. When I started down this road, I had no idea just how many train songs I’d find. If any… Read More
Train Song #3 features Dinah Shore. Remember Dinah Shore? I do. It takes a long train with a red caboose to carry my blues away, friends. Dinah Shore was born in 1916 and lived until 1994. She had 80 charted pop hits in the 40s… Read More
For train song #4, let’s turn to Jack Ashford and The Sound of New Detroit. Here’s Do the Choo Choo… “Jashford” was the percussionist for the Funk Brothers in-house Motown band in the 60s and early 70s. He was known for his tamborine work in… Read More
Johnny Burnette is back for Train song #5 for all you rockabilly maniacs out there… Sharp readers will recall that Mr. Burnette was featured earlier in this list with Lonesome Train. OMG only 4 more train songs to go.
We keep coming back to Hank Snow. Here’s train song #6…
I thought about this tune after I posted a picture of a painting I did of the same title – Lover Please. The recording I was thinking about was performed by Clyde McPhatter and I’ve loved this tune for many years. It has some great… Read More
There were several popular versions of train song #8 – Wreck of the Number 9. First let’s here Jim Reeves… Of course Hank Snow recorded it…. And here’s Marty Robbins…
Train song #9 is Train Song by Tom Waits.
For train song #10, I’m going to turn to Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band performing That Train Song. These guys are a three piece country blues band from Indiana – guitar, drums and washboard. They pretty much leave me speechless. I encourage you to check… Read More
Train song of the day #12 is Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees. It was recorded back in 1966 and remains a nice little pop tune with a really catchy hook. Here’s a fantastic instrumental version by The Shadows. The Shads were Cliff Richards’… Read More