Wednesday 19 June 2013

The Midweek Hop - Steam Train Special

A weekly musical feature inspired by Desmond Carrington's 'The Music Goes Round'
'Ami Continental 2' 1962 Jukebox
'Ami Continental 2' 1962 Jukebox

This weeks theme is...Steam Train Special
Inspired by a local steam train gala which Andrew and his lorry are attending this weekend.
If you're in and around the Somerset Mendips on Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd, pop over to the Midsummer at Midsomer event at Midsomer Norton's Somerset and Dorset Heritage Railway Station.
1. Freight Train by Nancy Whiskey and The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

Written by Elizabeth Cotton in the early 20th century, the song evokes the sound of trains rolling on the tracks
'Freight Train' entered the chart on 12th April 1957 reaching Number 5

2. Rock Island Line by Lonnie Donegan

First sung by inmates at Arkansas State Prison and made famous by skiffle artist, Lonnie Donegan
'Rock Island Line' entered the chart on 6th January 1956 reaching Number 8

3. The Six Five Special by The Bob Cort Skiffle Group

 The theme tune to the BBC's 'Six Five Special' - a late 1950's rock and roll programme
Can't find much information about this track - it looks like it's from either 1957 or 1959 and possibly was never released as a single

Happy listening!


  1. This post made me smile! Especially the Lonnie Donegan vid! :-)

    Jem xXx

    1. Ooh, glad to hear it! :-) The Lonnie song is fab, although the majority of his songs are pretty great as well :-) x


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