Sunday, 4 October 2009

The disappearin' railroad blues.


There was a great programme on Radio 4 today about the relationship between trains and music. It explored the American railroad's influence on music, including the song City of New Orleans by Steve Goodman, apparently the best train song ever written. I need to listen to more train songs. You can still listen to the programme here. This accoustic version of the song is really great.


[Picture courtesy of Union Pacific.]

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff, tho' I am never sure whether I like that Goodman effort. Best train song is quite a claim, too. I vote for 'Wabash cannonball blues' by The Delmore Brothers: truly wonderful music.

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