All Aboard! 25 Train Tracks Calling at All Musical Stations

All Aboard! 25 Train Tracks Calling at All Musical Stations

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Overview

There've been plenty of songs about cars, several songs about planes, and a fair share about trucks, but perhaps the vehicles that inspire the most tunes are trains. Certainly, Ace's 2015 compilation All Aboard! 25 Train Tracks Calling at All Musical Stations suggests as much, containing 25 train-besotted tracks from every style of popular song. The earliest song here is Cliff Carlisle's blues "Pan American Man," dating all the way back to 1937 when trains were still a major mode of transportation in the U.S., and the latest comes from 2012, when Norton Records' Daddy Long Legs delve into the frenzied raunch of "Death Train Blues." Mostly, these cuts date from the '60s and contain a blend of tight, funky soul and R&B, ska, and reggae, plus a bit of rock & roll and the odd pop tune. In the case of Neil Sedaka's "One Way Ticket (To the Blues)," it's truly odd -- his smiling delivery creates eerie cognitive dissonance with the minor-key melody -- but usually this either runs to a cool groove like Sharon Tandy's "Hurry Hurry Choo Choo," tight Southern vamps, or train-track rhythms reminiscent of Johnny Cash. It's a fun cross-section of the sounds and iconic railway imagery that fueled mid-century Americana (with just a hint of Jamaica).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667073721
catalogNumber: 2938716
Rank: 79768

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Cyril Davies   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
James Brown   Producer
Steve Cropper   Producer
Luther Ingram   Composer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Jimmy Forrest   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Donnie Elbert   Composer,Producer
Cliff Carlisle   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer,Producer
John Baylor   Composer
Steve Bogard   Composer
Quinton Claunch   Producer
Leonard Dillon   Composer
Willie Hall   Producer
Harold Jackson   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Huey P. Meaux   Composer,Producer
William Powell   Composer
Larry Rogers   Composer
Keith Rowe   Composer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Arranger
Johnny Duncan   Engineer
Derrick Harriott   Composer,Producer
Winston Jones   Composer
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Bobby Robinson   Composer
Bobby Wayne   Composer
Dick Charles   Composer
Walter Jacobs   Composer
Larry Markes   Composer
Oscar Washington   Composer
Vicki Fox   Composer,Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Mighty Dictator   Composer
Hank Hunter   Composer
Tex Dixon   Composer
Virgil Holmes   Composer
Johnny Baylor   Producer
Carl Wells   Composer
Johnny Northern   Composer
Randall Stewart   Composer
Dimples Jackson   Composer
Rudolph Russell   Producer
Sylvester Devere   Composer
Alton Valier   Composer
Shadow Morton   Producer
Mack Rice   Composer
Randolph Padmore   Composer
Willie Sparks   Composer
John Leslie McFarland   Composer

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