Mudcat Café message #209898 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20196   Message #209898
Posted By: Banjer
10-Apr-00 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: RE: BS: Train Songs
Just a wee bit of thread creep...I dug out one of a series of tapes, Country Family Reunion II, Vol. 1, which was produced after the passing of Grandpa Jones and Justin Tubb, both featured on version I of the series and before the passing of one of my longtime favorites, Boxcar Willie. Boxcar sings Wabash Cannonball and while one must keep in mind that the hobo personna was largely his stage act, the love for that song and Roy Acuff that shows through as he sings it is amazing. He also does a real nice version of Life Is Like A Mountain Railway, after which he talks about not knowing how much time he has left here on earth but is thankful for every day. Brought a tear to my eye, it did! Just had to throw that in!