All posts tagged “Johnny Cash

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Earworm Alert

I’ve had this Johnny Cash version of this Steve Earle tune blasting in the car, and today (a long one) it lodged firmly into my brain. The only effective way to get rid of an earworm is to pass it on, so here you go.… Read More

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#28

…is Folsom Prison Blues. You might say, hey buddy, that’s a prison song, not a train song, but I’m gonna answer by just simply sayin’ I hear that train a comin….rollin ’round the bend…and I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when. Here’s… Read More

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Hey Porter

For today’s train song, let’s go back to 1954 and the late great Johnny Cash, recorded at Sun Studios. This cut comes complete with crackles. Some readers out there might remember music used to come on records.

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Pig Iron or Livestock?

Today’s train song of the day is Rock Island Line. It tells the story of an engineer who smuggles pig iron past a toll gate by saying all he’s carrying is livestock. There are many versions of this tune, the most famous of which is… Read More

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Ben Dewberry’s Final Run

I know I know, I missed yesterday. I bet you thought I had no more train songs left. Wrong-o buckeroos. Here’s Ben Dewberry’s Final Run. Johnny Cash… The song was written by Jimmie Rodgers, and it was the first song he recorded. Here’s Mr. Rodgers…… Read More

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Ridin’ that train…

I know you’ve been asking, is he really going to continue with that silly “train song a day” feature? The answer is yes, I’m not done yet. I hope you’re enjoying these. There really was a Casey Jones, John Luther “Casey” Jones. He lived from… Read More