All posts tagged “U. Utah Phillips

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Makes sense to me…

I was surfing around the YouTube machine tonight and came across these words of wisdom from the late Bruce “Utah” Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest. Daddy what’s a train….

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Rock Salt & Nails

Rock Salt & Nails was written by the late great U. Utah Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest. It’s a seriously haunting song. Here are a few different versions…. Let’s start with The Local Honeys. Joe Ely… John Martyn…

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The Goodnight Loving Trail

That is Finest Kind performing The Goodnight Loving Trail by U. Utah Phillips. It’s introduced by the late Utah Phillips himself on the second episode of his radio show, which was called Loafer’s Glory. The Goodnight Loving Trail is a cowboy song. It refers to… Read More

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Brakeman’s Blues

The train song of the day is a Jimmie Rodgers tune called Brakeman’s Blues performed here in fine style by the Punch Brothers. So, what exactly is a brakeman? The following is excerpted from Wikipedia…. In the US, the brakeman was a member of a… Read More

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The Orphan Train

Here’s another tune by U. Utah Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest, performed by the Dry Branch Fire Squad. This is the Orphan Train and it’s a true story. That reminds me that rumour has it that my brother the trout, Salvelinas Fontinalis,… Read More

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Queen of the Rails

The train song of the day today is Queen of the Rails, performed here by Dan Schatz. This song was written by the late U. Utah Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest. Who else could have written about Boomer Bill and his dog… Read More