Blues and Gospel Train (1964)

An innovative musical performed on a real railroad track with the audience one side of the tracks and the musicians on the station side. Also performing are Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee :'... See full summary »

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Philip Casson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gary Davis Gary Davis ... Himself (as Rev. Gary Davis)
Ransom Knowling Ransom Knowling ... Himself - Bass (as Ransome Knowling)
Brownie McGhee Brownie McGhee ... Himself
Cousin Joe Pleasant Cousin Joe Pleasant ... Himself
Willie 'The Lion' Smith ... Himself (as Willie Smith)
Otis Spann Otis Spann ... Himself
Sonny Terry Sonny Terry ... Himself
Sister Rosetta Tharpe ... Herself
Muddy Waters ... Himself
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An innovative musical performed on a real railroad track with the audience one side of the tracks and the musicians on the station side. Also performing are Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee :'Rocking and a whooping''Talking harmonica blues''I'm a roaming rambler'.. Cousin Joe sings 'Hot dog' and 'I'm a railroad porter'.. Muddy Waters performs 'Blow wind blow' and 'You can't lose what you never had'..'Sister Rosetta Tharpe performs 'Didn't it rain children', 'Trouble in mind' and 'Whole world in his hands'. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1964 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trouble in Mind
Performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Cast Extras "The Basixs"
25 January 2014 | by christopher-bowdenSee all my reviews

Chris Bowden, Drummer with Paul Fenda and the Teenbeats 1961-1963. Later with John Morgan and the BASIX. (see Manchester District Music Archive) I was one of the BASIXS invited to take part in the filming of the Granada Television programme "The Blues and Gospel Train". We had to meet at Central Station and were filmed running (over the camera man) onto the platform (usually reserved for the prestigious "Midland Pullman" Once on the train we were filmed performing a few of our usual favourite Blues numbers. On arrival at Wilbraham Road (aka "Chorltonville") we joined the crowd and watched Muddy Waters walking the track toward the station. What a day. The station at Wilbraham Road was disused and part of the closed Manchester Central to Fairfield loop line. Whatever happened to John Morgan and the rest of the BASIXS. Chris Bowden, alive and kicking but not drumming.


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