On The Iron Highway
Journeys // 1300-1400 20.03.10
on the iron highway - sat 20th march 1-2 pm
This week's show is a genre-busting selection of train tunes. From songs about literal choo choos, to metaphorical stories of lost love, tales of adventure and misadventure, or just another dance craze; the train is a common theme in popular music.
I'll be playing a variety of examples from the worlds of funk, soul, pop, rock, reggae, electronica and whatever else I can fit in. Artists may well include the likes of Kraftwerk, The J.B.s, The Resident Filters, Dennis Brown, Chuck Berry and The Clash.
The Weird But Wonderful is a choice between a couple of ladies who forgot to turn up at the station:
1. Aretha Franklin - Walk On By
Classic. I don't really need to tell you anything about this one, do I? Dionne Warwick's original of this Bacharach & David belter is probably better known, but I love this version by the woman they call, 'The Queen Of Soul'.
2. Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking
Another classic tune. Written and produced by pop maverick Lee Hazlewood, this track could be considered an accidental 'answer record' to Walk On By. Nancy sure won't be shedding no tears, no how.
To decide which one plays the show out, get in touch during the live broadcast: email@example.com or text 'subcity' then your message to 07766 40 41 42.
Alternatively, you can check them out and email me back here.
Check out the Journeys MySpace for direct access to the Weird But Wonderful songs and videos, and extra musical content from last week's show (will update again after this show broadcasts), on the Music Player: http://www.myspace.com/journeysradioshow
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Journeys. It's a trip!
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Posted at 22:22, 18th March 2010
|Hear My Train A Comin'|
|Jimi Hendrix||White Label|
|Take The 'A' Train|
|Duke Ellington ft. Betty Roché||RCA Victor|
|Little Junior Parker||Sun|
|Weird But Wonderful Contenders|
|Walk On By|
|These Boots Are Made For Walking|
|The Charlie Nesbit Organ Trio||Salvador|
|The New Bermuda Steelers||Edmar|
|Jason & Pam||Happy Fox|
|Train To Skaville|
|Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Brothers||Ska Beat|
|Dennis Brown||Third World|
|Come On Train|
|Max Greger and His Orchestra||Deram|
|All Aboard The Soul Funky Train|
|Title Music From 'The Burning Train'|
|R.D. Burman||Bombay Connection|
|Chase (Midnight Express)|
|Trans Europa Express '91|
|Weird But Wonderful Winner|
|Walk On By|