Night Train To Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970 CD (2004)

Artist: Various Artists

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 60626721
UPC 602498618240
UPC 14 00602498618240
Format CD
Release Date 2/24/2004
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 0002100
Lable Name Lost Highway
Released 02/24/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498618240
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Daniel Cooper, Michael Gray.
Recorded between 1945 & 1970. Includes liner notes by Michael Gray.
Though R&B is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when Nashville, Tennessee is mentioned, the town known worldwide as the cradle of country music does indeed have a long, rich tradition of blues, soul, and more. The revelatory two-disc collection NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE makes Nashville's R&B legacy clear by tracing it across four decades. The first disc abounds with delightful obscurities like Cecil Gant's jump-blues tune "Nashville Jumps" and convict vocal group the Prisonaires' haunting ballad "Just Walkin' in the Rain." The second disc contains more familiar fare, such as Joe Simon's soul gem "The Chokin' Kind" and Arthur Alexander's legendary Brill Building-goes-South lament "Anna (Go to Him)" (later covered by the Beatles). The context provided by NIGHT TRAIN's theme also serves to underscore the not-so-subtle connections that have always existed between country music and R&B; it's easy to imagine a great country singer sinking his teeth into virtually any of the soulful gems on offer here.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "[I]nteresting on this collection are lesser-known artists such as Christine Kittrell, who shines on the depressive blues number 'Sittin' Here Drinking'..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The tunes here speak for themselves....NIGHT TRAIN TO NASHVILLE proves indispensable and irresistible."
Disc 1
1 Nashville Jumps - Cecil Gant,WLAC Air Check / Monkey Doin' Woman - John Richbourg/Shy Guy Douglas - (bonus track)
2 Buzzard Pie - Rudy Green & His Orchestra,What'd I Say - Etta James (live)
3 Skip's Boogie - Kid King's Combo,Really (Part 1) - Johnny Jones & The Imperial 7
4 L&N Special - Christine Kittrell,Just Like Him - Frank Howard & The Commanders
5 Sittin' Here Drinking - Christine Kittrell,Anna (Go To Him) - Arthur Alexander
6 Just Walkin' In The Rain - The Prisionaires,Snap Your Fingers - Joe Henderson
7 If You And I Could Be Sweethearts - The Varieteers,Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown (Nashville version)
8 Baby Let's Play House - Arthur Gunter,Something Tells Me - Sam Baker
9 Christene - Little Hank Crawford & The Rhythm Kings,Sunny - Bobby Hebb
10 It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) - Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers/Earl Gaines,I Want To (Do Everything For You) - Joe Tex
11 Rollin' Stone - The Marigolds,Bigger And Better - The Hytones
12 You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison,Since I Met You Baby - The Avons
13 Rockin' The Joint - Esquerita,Chokin' Kind, The - Joe Simon
14 Let's Trade A Little - Audrey Bryant,She Shot A Hole In My Soul - Clifford Curry
15 Say You Really Care - Roscoe Shelton,Gotta Get Yourself Together - The Valentines
16 Somebody, Somewhere - Larry Birdsong,Soul Shake - Peggy Scott/Jo Jo Benson
17 Pipe Dreams - Jimmy Beck & His Orchestra,Reconsider Me - Johnny Adams
18 WLAC Commercial - Little Richard (bonus track),Everlasting Love - Robert Knight
19 White Rose - Earl Gaines (bonus track)
Disc 2
1 Nashville Jumps - Cecil Gant,WLAC Air Check / Monkey Doin' Woman - John Richbourg/Shy Guy Douglas - (bonus track)
2 Buzzard Pie - Rudy Green & His Orchestra,What'd I Say - Etta James (live)
3 Skip's Boogie - Kid King's Combo,Really (Part 1) - Johnny Jones & The Imperial 7
4 L&N Special - Christine Kittrell,Just Like Him - Frank Howard & The Commanders
5 Sittin' Here Drinking - Christine Kittrell,Anna (Go To Him) - Arthur Alexander
6 Just Walkin' In The Rain - The Prisionaires,Snap Your Fingers - Joe Henderson
7 If You And I Could Be Sweethearts - The Varieteers,Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown (Nashville version)
8 Baby Let's Play House - Arthur Gunter,Something Tells Me - Sam Baker
9 Christene - Little Hank Crawford & The Rhythm Kings,Sunny - Bobby Hebb
10 It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) - Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers/Earl Gaines,I Want To (Do Everything For You) - Joe Tex
11 Rollin' Stone - The Marigolds,Bigger And Better - The Hytones
12 You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison,Since I Met You Baby - The Avons
13 Rockin' The Joint - Esquerita,Chokin' Kind, The - Joe Simon
14 Let's Trade A Little - Audrey Bryant,She Shot A Hole In My Soul - Clifford Curry
15 Say You Really Care - Roscoe Shelton,Gotta Get Yourself Together - The Valentines
16 Somebody, Somewhere - Larry Birdsong,Soul Shake - Peggy Scott/Jo Jo Benson
17 Pipe Dreams - Jimmy Beck & His Orchestra,Reconsider Me - Johnny Adams
18 WLAC Commercial - Little Richard (bonus track),Everlasting Love - Robert Knight
19 White Rose - Earl Gaines (bonus track)
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