Music for the Day 3/19

Welcome back, and welcome to Thursday. Thursday starts with a T and so do the words “Train” and “Trucks”, two of the very best things to write songs about. So without further adieu, train ‘n truck Thursday….

Arlo Guthrie – City of New Orleans From America’s royal family of sticking a thumb in the air, Arlo is gonna lead us off here today.
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen – Willin’ Little Feat made it famous, but I think Commander Cody sings it best. If we were to replace the national anthem, I’d probably vote to replace it with Willin’.
Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’  Obligatory Hendrix acoustic Blues. Hear my Train a Comin.
Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Friends – This Train (is Bound for Glory)  It’s been sung by just about everybody, so here’s a version being sung by a whole bunch of people. This one is pretty fun. This Train is Bound for Glory.
The Grateful Dead – Pride of Cucamonga Arguably the greatest song ever written. Makes you feel the way you wanna feel.
Greensky Bluegrass – Bringing in the Georgia Mail Bringing in the Georgia Mail. Again, been played by everyone but I think this is my favorite version. Greensky strikes again.
Billy Strings & Bryan Sutton – Last Train from Poor Valley (Live) Last Train from Poor Valley. Train songs aren’t always happy songs!! But almost always they’re pretty pretty. Billy Strings & Bryan Sutton. One of my favorite choruses out there.
The Grateful Dead – Casey Jones A song celebrating the legendary Illinois Railroad conductor Casey Jones, driving the famous 382 “Cannonball” to his death. Coming upon a blocked up rail switch, he stayed on board to lean into the brake lever, slowing down enough so that when the inevitable crash happened, he would be the only death. Raise one up to Casey Jones.
John Denver – I’ve Been Working on the Railroad A request from the community. A song everyone knows the words to but nobody knows who actually sings it.
Greensky Bluegrass – White Freightliner Blues Originally sung by Townes Van Zandt, this one’s a cover by Greensky. Categorize this one as a “truck driving song”.
Townes Van Zandt – Pancho and Lefty Bonus Townes Van Zandt song because I mentioned Townes Van Zandt.
Phish – Back on the Train (Uniondale, NY, 2/28/03) Back on the Train. Let it play. It’s a stone cold guarantee you’ll be moving to this one.

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues (Live @ Folsom Prison) Steady as a train, sharp as a razor. Gonna also have to raise one up to Johnny Cash.

BONUS!

Molly Tuttle Molly Tuttle video because she’s awesome.

This could be 300 songs long. So we’ll go with the next chunk next week on trains and trucks thursday.

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