Train Songs – Train Music
Train songs have always been part of my railroad day dreams…
I can’t recall now if John Henry preceded in my young boy youth, Chattanooga Choo Choo.
John Henry was a steel driving man.
He built the track that bore the trains that carried the people who made the films that contained the songs – about trains.
Choo Choo Chattanooga there you are…
Chattanooga Choo Choo
I can break out in Chattanooga Choo Choo in a hare’s breath, in a hair sliver splitter second…
Gary Grant having
dinner in a diner,
with Eva Marie Saint,
nothing could be finer…
probably had their ham n eggs in – Carilner..
So who played & who sang Chattanooga Choo…
How many bands, how many movies, how many singers??
One of my very favorite CCCs was one I never heard before I started
looking to see what version I liked best.
Then, pow, right into my eyes jumped
a very young,
almost shy 25 or so years old, Bette Midler
who took it away on her first Johnny Carson show.
Long time favorites were/are
The Statler Brothers…
The Train They Call The City of New Orleans
Trains were and are a subject of much folk-lore, if anything is Americana, trains are at the top of the list.
Steve Goodman wrote what is my mind, the recent past’s greatest train song. City Of New Orleans.
Arlo Guthrie Made it famous.
Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash, each made it their own song.
Johnny Cash did at least 2 video versions of it; in one, he is riding the disappearing railroad blues…
Orange Blossom Special
Post Cards Relating to the OBS”
To Be Continued With More Videos.
We have had for sometime Chattanooga Choo Choo up on this blog.
It my hope, dream, aim & ambition
to populate this particular post, this particular section, this particular grouping
with lots of different versions of the same one my favorite train songs.
Do you have any?
Sing out now, or forever hold in your train song…
Remember the little engine that could…?
I think I can…