Thursday, March 08, 2007

Freight Train Friday

Main Street Station, Richmond, Virginia – circa 1971

If trains can be used as a metaphor for life, then...
“I don’t care what train I’m on
as long as it keeps rollin’ on”

Brownie McGhee - Freight Train Blues.mp3

Jack Guthrie - Freight Train Blues.mp3

Elizabeth Cotten - Freight Train.mp3

Rusty Draper - Freight Train.mp3

Y’all have a good weekend!


Anonymous Dan said...

Love the Rusty Draper. I can't remember when, but I know I heard this on a Top 40 station in my local area. Must've been back in the days when DJ's could program their own stuff. What ever happened to the great days of radio?

March 10, 2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Dan - Freight Train was a country top 20 hit for Rusty Draper in 1957.

"What ever happened to the great days of radio?" - Our government gave it away! Our airwaves have been taken over by corporate conglomerates thanks to the Bush administration and their corporate friendly FCC. Last year the FCC lifted the media ownership restictions that limited owners to no more than two media (newspaper, TV, and radio) outlets in a single market. Now, in the Richmond area, Clear Channel owns 6 of the local radio stations. Cox Radio and Davidson Media own 4 each, Radio One has 3, and a regional company, Main Line Broadcasting owns 3. One one independant station remains and it has a low power license (3 mile broadcast limit). The airwaves are full of the same pre-programmed, major label crap that spews from radios across the country. Independent and smaller label artists have been pushed off the air.

I sure do miss the days of independant local radio.

March 11, 2007 1:40 PM  

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